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#1 hreike

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:02 PM

Hello all, I would like to borrow some of your great knowledge to help me combat my computer problem.
I downloaded a couple of spyware programs. They scanned and indicated that I had some bad files.
For a fee, they would correct. I did not have the money so I erased both. One of them left me a nasty
desktop icon that gives me a nastygram banner every 20 seconds. Can someone help me get rid of it???
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:51 PM

I suspect to have been infected with rogue antispyware, which in it's self is malware.
Please post what the name of the software is, and the nastygram states word for word. I have no doubt we will be able to help.
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:11 PM

Thanks, not at my home computer now but will provide exact quote. Not sure what program. I downloaded
two programs. One was spybot. I am hesitant to libel the program until I know for sure.
Will provide requested info tommorow.
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:20 PM

You could have downloaded good programs with tial version, but the seldom make pests of themselves.
Spybot is an outstanding antispyware program. I install it on every computer I work on. Here is a list of very good prgrams that may be of some use.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 01:31 PM

Hello again,
I am happy to report I have solved my bad banner problem. I did a system recover to a previous
good date and I am now free of the nasty pest! The rogue programs are still on my computer.
I am afraid to get rid of them because that is how my banner problem started.
one question: I went into safe mode before trying to slay the banner but all I got was a black screen
with safe mode on each corner. What did I do wrong? I have xp and I used the command mode option.
Was I supposed to "check" the enable boot up option?
I will provide the two malware programs tomorrow. I am not on my home computer.
I would like to safely get rid of them and download spybot and another program for my
routine maintenance. Any suggestions?
I did get rid of some iemlog items from my registry and c drive but did not do it in safe mode (see
above).
so....I learned to avoid my problem but would like to learn how to slay the beast! Would appreciate
some brain power from this wonderful forum.
R/Harold
more info tomorrow. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:16 PM

The rogue programs are still on my computer.

Since they are still on your system and you are not sure what you have (although I suspect its smitfraud from your description), 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.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post the log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy. Please be patient as they are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have no replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, a team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files and other items on your own, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted and can complicate the malware removal process.
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