Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:58 AM
This is my first post. I'm here because a virus got on my desktop and I need help.
A window displayed that says:
Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Install an antivirus spyware remover to clean your computer
Please activate your antivirus software to Clean your computer
At the same time, my desktop background was white instead of blue and the icons looked odd (this was yesterday). Today, my desktop appears to be back to normal.
Avast! flashed a message that the virus was there and called it Win32: vapsup-GR. I tried removing it with Avast! but it didn't take care of it. I ran Spydoctor and it found several problems which it said were fixed. However, the window described above is still there.
I didn't want to go off and do some of the things suggested for other users since I wasn't sure if they were "user specific" based on the various information asked for in trouble-shooting the problem. I'm running Windows XP Professional, version 2002 with SP2.
Please let me know what information I can provide to get this thing to go away!
If there is a fix that is generic that I can follow, please send me the link.
Thanks in advance.