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Infection Of 180 Search Assistant, Zango, Etc.

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#1 Mimir


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:28 PM

I have recently been infected with 180 Search Assistant, Zango, and other malware I guess you can say.

My computer's symptoms:
- There is a yellow text box at the bottom of the computer screen that pops up frequently reminded me that I have spyware, but I know it's not from my computer.
- I have pop ups and my Internet Explorer is working slowly
- My desktop background has been changed to tell me I have spyware
- When I try to use task manager, a dialogue box tells me that it's been disabled by the administrator

Information about my computer:
- Windows XP Home edition
- McAfee SecurityCenter

Any other information you need to help me I can tell you, but I really need help soon as my entire family uses this computer.

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#2 rookie147


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:07 AM

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer.
I think the best course of action for you, based on the amount of malware it would appear is present, would be to post a HijackThis in our forum for analysis from an expert. Please follow our Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting a HijackThis Log; running all of the scans before posting your HijackThis log. Do not post your log here, but instead use our HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum.
After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer except those that are advised by a member of the HijackThis Team; doing so can cause system changes that may not be visible in your log. Please be patient whilst waiting for a response, our HJT Team is currently very busy, and as we try to deal with logs on a "first come first served" basis, you may have to wait a short while.

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