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#1 Cindyb

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 10:43 AM

I am running Windows XP professional. I use AVG for virus protection. I kept getting pop-ups that looked like they were from Microsoft that my "registry" has errors and I need a program called "SysProtect". I downloaded it but decided to wait to register it until I could find out if this is just some company trying to get my business or if Microsoft really thinks I need this. I went on the Microsoft site and could not find this program, so I am afraid that it is not a good thing to have on my system. I periodically clean up my system with the tools that came with my computer, like "disk cleanup and disk defragmenter." Do I really need this SysProtect? And if not, how do I get it off my computer?

Thanks so much. Cindyb

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 02:07 PM

Cindyb,

I have good news and bad news, First the bad news. SysProtect is Added by the NETSPY TROJAN!

The Good news, however is that you are in the right place to have that take care of.

Please follow the directions in this link. Please skip step one however since you are already registered. You will be assited by well trained expert volunteers in getting your machine cleaned up. Please be patient, as we are quite busy. Good Luck

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#3 steveke

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 02:10 PM

You do not need Sysprotect-you need to get rid of it and to get rid of whatever is causing the popups. This from McAfee about Sysprotect:

"This is not a virus or a trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program". It purports to be an system repair/maintenance application, but requires paid registration before any issues found can be fixed. Many of the "invalid" items found appear suspect. This has been reported to be distributed in wild via trojan Vundo. Other incarnations of this software exist with the same model and similar web presences (for example WinFixer). "

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_139167.htm

I am not qualified to tell you about removal-as you can see from the above, you may have a trojan.

You should go here and see what they can do.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/




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