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Hello! I have Spylocked on my computer. I have a blue desktop background stating, "Warning! You're in Danger! Your computer is infected with spyware!...Remove all spyware from you PC!" I don't have errors coming up on the screen, but I can't get rid of this with any program.(McAfee, SpyHunter) I'm using Windows XP Service Pack 2 on this computer.
Now you should Set a New Restore Pointto prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.
The easiest and safest way to do this is:
Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
Click the "More Options" Tab.
Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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