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Malware? Red circle with white cross in taskbar...

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#1 blueyoyo13


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:37 PM


I was using Google Chrome (I usually use Firefox but I was mixing it up a little) and all of a sudden my McAfee virus scan located a bunch of trojans on my computer and removed them. Then, Chrome proceeded to close and the little red circle with a white cross appeared, saying how my computer has been infected, yada yada, seems like a pretty common problem after searching "red circle...". A warning box pops up every few minutes saying:

"Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. You (*sic*) private information and PC safety is at rick. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need (*sic*) update your current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion detection system (*sic*) (IDS software)"

I close this window rather than hitting OK.

Anyway, similar to others who had this problem, I can't open task manager, nor can I open Chrome anymore, because it says both files are infected, and it says I need to activate my antivirus software. Whenever I turn on my computer, a box appears that says I need to download new spy-ware removal software or whatever, and that the problem is a 5 on a scale of 0 to 5.

McAfee and Ad-Aware haven't done much, the little red circle is still there with the balloons saying "click here to protect your computer!" and I still can't open task manager or chrome.

Can someone help me remove/fix this?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, as suggested by the member below. ~ Animal

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#2 joseibarra


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:49 PM

I could be of use, but the experts hangs out in the Am I Infected forum.

Either wait a bit to be moved or repost your stuff in that forum :thumbsup:

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#3 doinmeedin


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:56 PM

Click on this link SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan http://www.superantispyware.com/ scroll right to the bottom of the page and you will see SAS Online Scanner in with the list of various scans ! Also disable other spyware scanners before doing so but leave your windows FW running !
Let us know if this does the job or not !
Good Luck !

Edited by doinmeedin, 17 December 2009 - 03:00 PM.

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !

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