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Spyware alert! Background changed as well


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#1 BlueCleric

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:55 PM

I'm running Windows XP service pack 2, and everytime that I start up my computer the following message appears in a text-box:

"Spyware Alert!

Security warning!

Worm.Win32.NetSky detected on your machine.
This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and Active-x objects.
The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers e-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself.
In worst cases this worm can allow attachers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.
Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer.
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous

Type: Virus
System Affected: Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista, 7
Security risk (0-5): 5
Recommendations: It is necessary to perform a full system scan"

I close this window by pressing "x" instead of "ok," and in the task bar, there is this little bubble that appears periodically from an icon that is a white x with a red background. The message in the bubble says:
"Warning! Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection! It is recommended to use special anti-spyware tools to 'pervent' data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date anti-spyware for you. click here to protect your computer from spyware!"

Well I tried to download Malware and couldn't run it or anything (it was already previously on the system; however, there wasn't a picture in the icon, just a window), so I re-started my computer and the icon hasn't appeared in the task bar since. Whatever is doing this also changed my background, but mine is just a blue screen, and when I go to change it, the picture title is "critical warning" if that helps any.

Also I can't click any google links, and when I try to click anything other than a bubble I get random pop-up advertisements in place of the link I'm trying to click.

Update: Well I ran a scan using McAfee, and it said that 19 files were infected. It quarantined 18 of those 19. It said it would quarantine the other file after restart, so I restarted, but now my computer won't even log on. It shows my desktop, but then it logs me off.

Edited by BlueCleric, 22 December 2009 - 05:40 PM.


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#2 BlueCleric

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:48 PM

Oh yes, I forgot that task manager wasn't working either.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

Is there something I'm missing?

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:26 PM

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Are you able to boot into Safe Mode?
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:43 PM

No, I get the blue screen that says "A problem has been detected on your computerů"

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:46 PM

Please try Last Known Good Configuration.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:56 PM

It didn't work either. It showed my desktop, but then just logged me off.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:57 PM

It didn't work either, just logged me off like normal.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:37 PM

Are you still having the same problem?
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:14 PM

Yes, but the computer is being sent somewhere for repairs, thank you for your help anyway.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:13 PM

We could have fixed it, but I guess that is fine too. Good luck in the future.
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:56 PM

Wait, it's not gone. What do I do now?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:59 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...rsky+rescuedisk

Under Garmanma's post (#2) in the above topic. Please follow the instructions for making a Dr. Web LiveCD and a Kaspersky Rescue Disk. I suggest to run Kaspersky Rescue Disk first, making sure that you update it once the program is up and going, and then try to boot. If that doesn't work, try Dr. Web LiveCD. Then try to boot.

If neither of those work, let me know.
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