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Weird Spyware/virus Created By A Popup

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#1 stinkybuba


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

A few days before my problem, my usb ports were acting really weird... whenever i plugged something into it, the computer froze. I thougt it was just something was wrong at the moment so i forgot about it.

I was on the internet looking at some websites I often go to. I used google to search up the link to my website... and when i clicked it, a popup? came up.
It was one of those download wizards asking me to go download a 2008 version of a antivirus giving only me only one option... "Yes, I agree" with no "No, I don't agree" choice.
So i opened up Windows Task Manager to end that process. After I ended it, the wallpaper on my computer changed into a blue screen saying "Warning - Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."
Everything was the same except my wallpaper changed with all my program icons and taskbar exactly the same. I wasnt too sure what to do so I logged off on that account and switched to my other one.
It seemed fine until my wallpaper changed into the same one from before, a few seconds after startup. I turned off the computer then, and turned it back on.
The wallpaper was gone... but now my internet was REALLY REALLY messed up. Many websites i type in would say, no connection, please try again. and give you a few troubleshooting tips. My internet connection was fine so that wasn't the problem.
Google worked so i tried going onto my websites by typing into the search bar. The searches came up as they normally do, but whenever i click on a link, it takes my to a completely different website. Even if i click on the same link, it takes me to different
sites each time. So i cant download any antivirus programs that I TRUST. It keeps taking me to some random websites. I run an old virus scan and nothing comes up... so i tried downloading antiviruses from my laptop onto an external hard drive....
But the problem from a few days ago came back, so i couldnt use those programs...
I went to my last resort, the system restore. But when i checked it, it said there were no restore points, which is really weird. Because every few weeks my computer automatically creates restore points.

The problem is that i have trouble going onto the internet at all and the computer crashes randomly really often.
I am a computer noob but any help will be greatly appreciated!!

Note: I am typing this from my laptop since my desktop isnt able to acces websites at all...


Edited by stinkybuba, 20 August 2008 - 08:42 PM.

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#2 rigel



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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:57 AM

I moved your topic here - to the Am I Infected Forum.

I need you to download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. If you can't do it on the infected station, see if you can download it to another and move it by flash/thumb drive - or cd - to get it to the infected one.

Please follow this procedure:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on 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.
  • 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 may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


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