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System Alert: Popups

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#1 mimah


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Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:18 PM

i just recently got rid of the spy falcon spyware thanks to this site but now im receiving alerts from my task bar sayin

"your computer is infected with spyware managing pop-up advertisements (OHPE ver4.12_23) click the icon to learn more on what you can do about popup windows and other unwanted software"

now i was able to get rid of spy falcon with out purchasing an anti spyware there was a step by step guide to get rid of it on a forum on this site i did however have to install some programs to help with the removal but they were free does any one know how to get rid of this in a similar way your help is already appreciated

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#2 quietman7


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 07:25 AM

What you are experiencing is typical of smitfraud infections. Smitfraud is responsible for changing the Windows Desktop and using bogus security warnings in an attempt to trick users into purchasing one of several fake antispyware program. SpyFalcon is associated with smitfraud. Sounds like you did not remove all of it or you are reinfected again with SpyFalcon or another variant.

I suggest you read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts.

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