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#1 paulegt

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:21 PM

Please help.
I have just had my screen go black with the writing.
Warning!

Your computer might be infected with spyware or adaware


then it also says click here to get the latest spyware removal tool.

What virus have i caught?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:25 PM

Looks like you've been hijacked.
I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:35 PM

i think i have that phoney anti-spyware software installed. I can't change the display settings and keep getting ads from phoney spyware companies. came up first with microsoft security centre one

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:39 PM

If you can post a HJT log, a member of the HijackThis Team will show you, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:06 PM

Thanks, i have posted 1 of those logs. hope it sorts it

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:48 PM

Do those adds have an address showing, like http://regfix.com, or something similar?

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 03:01 AM

yeah, spyblocker was one i think. its about 4 different anti spy software companies.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 03:26 AM

PSGUARD.exe is also found and its program. Whenever i go online to google it comes up with www.updatecenter.com

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 03:33 AM

Try this, it worked for me. :thumbsup:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...e/stopspam.mspx

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 03:50 AM

I tried that but to no avail. I literally have a black background and a warning that i have spyware on my pc. PC GUARD website comes up when you click on internet as well as UPDATECENTER.com . Screen flickers every few seconds too.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 06:09 AM

paulegt, what you are describing is an infection related to Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud. This infection is responsible for changing the Windows Desktop and using bogus warnings in an attempt to trick users into purchasing one of several fake antispyware program. Smitfraud is also responsible for making numerous changes to your system's registry. It is often installed by an adware program, detected as CWS.YEXE, which is downloaded while accessing several adult sites or pirated software sites.

You are in good hands over at the Hijackthis forum. Just be PATIENT and wait for someone to provide you with the proper instructions. If you start doing things on your own or following the wrong advice, you can make things more difficult for the experts who are trying to help.
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