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#1 tehbarra

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:15 AM

I recently experienced the joys of spywarequake as it sounds many of you have.. but im glad to have found there are other people having this problem as it should make it easier to find a cure for my poor machine. The situation as it stands now is..

* Constant Flashing red and green icon in my tray that says "Virus Alert!" on mouseover, routinely displaying an irritating red message box exactly as i have seen described on other topics. Clicking it results in redirection to spywarequake :/

* (roughly) Half-hourly grey box popups asking if i want to connect to some crap that will charge me money for porn or something, including a desktop application being added with a picture of a womans face .. promptly deleted and click "no" everytime.

* (roughly) hourly popups about "your computer is infected come and download our bullbleep that will probably infect you even more!" or "are you looking for sex in london? click here for more crappy viruses!"

I've run hijackthis, adaware and spybot S&D as well as a free scanner at http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com, removing countless crap it found, a lot of which reappears on every scan.

Someone PLEASE help me, i want rid of all of this. <3

PS: here are some visual aids http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/teh...rrent=virus.jpg

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:37 AM

Hello tehbarra

Please see the self-help tutorial How to remove SpywareQuake.

Edited by quietman7, 04 May 2006 - 10:39 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:48 AM

wow, thanks a lot :thumbsup:

One more quick question - before you replied to the topic i found another with the same problems i have been experiencing. I ran smitfraudfix and ewido antimalware with the instructions given, rebooted and the flashing tray icon has gone. Should i still follow the instructions you just gave to me, or is it likely the problem has been resolved by following the other topic?

thanks again.

EDIT: I might also add that a pesky process showing in my hijack this logs, has now also gone. Prior to following the instructions, i could not permamently delete the process, but it is now eradicated :flowers:

Edited by tehbarra, 04 May 2006 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:55 AM

If you followed the other instructions it is likely your good to go. If your not having any more problems, then finish up by doing this.

SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent reinfection from an old restore point. Any trojans or malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to set a new RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK".
5. Click the "More Options" Tab.
6. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:02 AM

All done!

Thanks again, i'm really not too good with computers,and you have been very helpful.
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:08 AM

Your welcome.

Safe surfing and have a malware free day.
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