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#1 whiteshoes

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:02 PM

i think i have a virus as a program is running in my task tray and i cant stop it.i have a flashing symbol(a green disabled sign/red no entry sign)in my task tray next to my clock.about every 5 minutes i get a pop up saying my pc is infected and to click on the pop up to fix this.if you click on the pop up it sends you to spy falcon web page,also my homepage keeps being changed from yahoo to "systemupdate.com"and even using internet options will not let me put yahoo back. :thumbsup: :flowers:
please any help would be much appreciated tia

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:41 PM

Hello whiteshoes,

Please see the self-help tutorial How to remove SpyFalcon.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 08:58 PM

ty 4 ur response quietman 7 plz stay with this .....i have no program files/spyfalcon. no obvious dodgy files.. just this god forsaken flahin symbol,and a pop up every 3 min ....ppllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzeee help :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:09 PM

Did you follow the steps in that self-help guide?
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:44 AM

yeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss it worked THANK YOU very much quietman 7 :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: the only bit throwing me off was that i couldnt find any of the .dll files or the spy falcon folder to remove but the process worked and now i have no little flashing symbol in my task tray . once again thank you for your assistance in getting rid of this virus

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:48 AM

Your welcome.

Now that your system is clean you should 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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