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Help! Pop-up To Download Spyware Just Won't Go Away!


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#1 sazzytatty

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:12 PM

The following message keeps coming upat the bottom right hand sided of the screen - don't know if anyone knows how to get rid of it,but help would be much appreciated.

"Windows has detected Spyware infection. It is recommended to use special anti-spyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download all the up to date anti spyware for you. Click here to protect your computer from spyware"

When clicking on this it takes me to a website to download SysProtect.

Any help please??

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:30 PM

Sounds like you've got some spyware/malware problems.
Have you updated,and run, your antivirus program?
Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

Download these programs, update them, and then run them.
These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
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