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#1 C-info

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:44 PM

I have a "windows security alert "window that keeps popping up telling me that "windows has dectected an Internet attack attempt".Somebody's trying to infect my PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect my PC from Internet attacks,hijacking attempts and spyware. Click here to download spyware remover for total protection."
I clicked on link and it went to the program "WinXDepender. I have ran this program so many times it is unbelievable and it even scans at start up and I have gotten rid of a few items but this windows just keeps coming up. I also have Spy Sweeper w/virus protection but it doesn't help either.I also have Mcafee virus protection and it keeps freezing up trying to run a virus scan.
What can be done aout this window?
Thanks,C-info

{MOD EDIT:Moved to more appropriate forum~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 24 February 2008 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:57 PM

Hello C-info,

The program you have downloaded from that pop-up is a rogue security program. Such programs produce a bunch of false positives in an effort to get you to buy their product. These programs frequently also come with a bunch of other malware.

I'm assuming that you have Windows XP since you have posted in that forum.

At this point, please scan with SUPERAntiSpyware in Safe Mode. You will, of course, install it in Normal Mode.

Download and install SUPERAntiSpyware free found here: SUPERAntiSpyware

Be sure to click on the download button to the left, not on the free trial download on the right.

Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.
Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:
  • Close browsers before scanning
  • Scan for tracking cookies
  • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
o Please leave the others unchecked.
o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
Reboot into Safe Mode
On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.
On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.
Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.
It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.
Reboot into Normal Mode
To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:
o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.
o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.
o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).
o Please highlight everything in the notepad, then right-click and choose copy.
Click close and close again to exit the program.

Please post the log in your next reply.

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#3 C-info

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:45 PM

Hi, OrangeBlossom,
I printed out your instructions and did them to the letter but after I rebooted in normal mode and went to scanner log there was nothing there. I know that there were 60 items listed before I clicked on quartine. I am going to try it again and see if I did something wrong first time. Will let you know what happens... And thanks so much for all your help.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:14 PM

Try right clicking the tray icon. Scroll to scan for spyware and click. In the resulting window click the 'Manage Quaratine" radio button.
When that opens it should produce a list of scan logs by date. Again see if yours is there and copy/paste it into your next reply.
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:25 PM

I looked again adn still nothing in Quarantine window. I also did another scan and it came up with 3 more items to be quarantined but still after words the window was empty. sorry...but thank you very much for your help.
Have a great week-end.
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:45 PM

Are you still getting the popups? Is your machine running well?
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:42 PM

No I am not getting any more pop ups, but I noticed today that my laptop is acting strange.So I thought about trying this program or even the "SmithFraudFix" I used on my desktop from another blog to see if there is a virus connected to my laptop.

Thanks again

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 01:47 AM

As it appears this topic is now resolved, it is closed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a PM.
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