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#1 brandid

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:26 AM

I have a new icon in my notification menu, it pops up saying windows has detected spyare please download an up to date spyware removal. It then takes me to http://www.antispycheck.com/?aid=1012]. When I try to close this page windows explorer asks me if i want to continue unprotected. I have run mutliple times my spyware and virus scans with mcafee and nothing seems to remove. There is a log on this similar from 2007 I believe "help me please" should i just follow these instructions?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:06 AM

The following is a quote from the topic How to remove AntiSpyCheck, which can be read in the Spyware and Malware Removal Guides and Reading Room.

AntiSpyCheck is the latest rogue anti-spyware advertised and installed through the Zlob Trojan. The Zlob Trojan is a malware that masquerades as a video or audio codec required to be installed in order to watch a movie on the Internet. In reality, though, when this Trojan is installed, it will install a variety of malware that displays advertisements and fake alerts stating that you are infected with various security risks. It will also advertise, and install, the AntiSpyCheck program on your computer without permission.

Once installed, AntiSpyCheck will automatically start scanning your computer and list various security risks that are supposedly present. In order to remove any of these risks, though, you must first purchase the program. These supposed infections are in fact not real. They are instead legitimate programs and directories being falsely marked as infections in order to scare you into purchasing AntiSpyCheck.

If you click on the link above it will take you to this article which contains instructions for removing this spyware.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:32 AM

When done, copy and paste the results of the MBAM log report in your next reply. The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in 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.

Also let us know how your computer is running and if there are any more signs of infection or further problems.
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