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Weird Messages Popin Up & As A Wallpaper + Missin Tabs


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#1 DeadRvn

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:45 PM

it's a laptop - dell - inspiron b130

"shutdown -a" doesnt help.

i was trying to download a file (dont remember where and afraid to go check again) and then everything froze.

a thick black bordered blue mesage with "detected harmful spyware" etc... and that i need to download removal or if i still see the message again then go on safe mode and delete it(file+from add&removal) poped up. it also say to turn of BIOS(?) something and something else but cant remember. the thing take over the whole screen. it stayed for a couple of seconds then started to restart on it own, but it keeps restart & restart...until i pressed the laptop on/off button to shut it down.

while in safe mode, deleted the file & from add&removal programs list but the message still pop up after awhile over&over. found out later that clickin ESC help avoid the thing from restart everytime the message pop up but after awhile it will show up again&again.

another problem is that screen resolution messed up. it changed to the poorest color quality and screen resolution. also i cant get rid of another spyware warning message that is now my new wallpaper *scream*. it's blue and the pix is a warnin pop up box with the "spyware detected" and asked to install spyware removal etc... i changed the wallpaper by rt clicked on the pix that i want. that is the only way i can change my wallpaper now.

went to display properties to change resolution, only to find out i'm missin tabs (screensaver & desktop). i changed setting.

also everytime i restart my laptop or turn it on again, my wallpaper will turned back to the the blue message and the the black/blue message will still pop up. all my icons moved to the left side again. sometimes even the screen resolution will go back to its poorest quality.

friend said i got blaster worm. tried symantec blaster removal tool but not helpin. it said i dont have any blaster worm.
also tried spybot alrd. went on microsoft downloaded something - doesnt help.

tried to get my tabs in display properties back but nothing helps so far. tried microsoft and dell to upgrade/update didnt help since it said that my laptop has the newer version or that the program i'm tryin to download is not the rt type.

help me please or my dad will bloody punish me for this!!

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:29 PM

Hello lets' do some thing . I also need to know if you are using XP or another system. Also what Antivirus and antispyware tools are installed?

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:58 PM

Hello lets' do some thing . I also need to know if you are using XP or another system. Also what Antivirus and antispyware tools are installed?


i'm using XP and i have spybot installed. i'm tryin out your suggestion rt now. thanks a lot for replying!

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:23 PM

oh gosh no!! the damn malware protector 2008 come back!! it's the reason all of this happened. it installed itself b/f and now again. help me.
and this the wallpaper i'm talkin about: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/SwtChi/Spyware.jpg
plus that pop up screen on the left corner showed up out of nowhere after i restart the laptop.
i'm in panic! it returned!

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:15 AM

Did you ran the scan with MBAM? If so, please post the log.
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