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#1 cplkittle

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:20 PM

Hi, I have a blue circle with a ? in it that alternates to a red circle with a slash in it in my icon tray on the bottom right of my screen. Also, my homepage has been changed to //www.syssecuritysite.com/
on top of that, I have three new shortcut icons on my desktop, which I have already deleted.
ewido didn't find anything, and I don't see anything new in my startup menu through msconfig.
I did remove the program with the same icon through the controll panel, but it is still there.
The circle in the icon tray occasionally comes up with a red and gray screen that says "your computer is infected... click here.."

What is this, and how do I get rid of it, and why didn't ewido see it? :thumbsup:

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Edited by KoanYorel, 05 July 2006 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:40 PM

Hello cplkittle

Lets try this. You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download, install and update Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 if your using version 3.5. If you already have version 4.0, then just update the definitions for now. DO NOT perform a scan yet..
Print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.

Go here and follow the instructions for using SmitfraudFix. Read "How to create/extract a ZIP File in Win ME/XP/2003" or "How to create/extract a ZIP File in Win 9x/2000" if your not sure how to do this.

After using the tool reboot again in "SAFE MODE" and Clean out your Temporary Internet files as follows:
  • Quit Internet Explorer and quit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
  • On the General tab, click "Delete Files" under Temporary Internet Files.
  • In the Delete Files dialog box, tick the "Delete all offline content check box", and then click "OK".
  • On the General tab, click "Delete Cookies" under Temporary Internet Files, and then click "OK".
  • Click on the Programs tab then click the Reset Web Settings button. Click "Apply" then "OK".
  • Click "OK".
Next Click Start, click Control Panel and then double-click Display. Click on the Desktop tab, then click the Customize Desktop button. Click on the Web tab. Under Web Pages you should see a checked entry called Security info or something similar. If it is there, select that entry and click the Delete button. Click "Ok" then "Apply" and "Ok".

Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

Then scan with Ewido per the instructions you printed out and reboot back to normal mode.
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