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Windows Security Center Warning?


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#1 jermaine4211

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:33 PM

I am getting little popups in the bottom right hand corner of my screen saying different things like I have been infected. If I click on these popups it takes me to a screen that reads:

Windows Security Center has detected dangerous spyware and trojans on your computer!
Upgrade your antispyware protection to remove spyware and trojans from your PC.

Windows Security Center is stronly recommends youto install latest antispyware updates to remove spyware and trojans from your system and protect your privacy!


I am pretty sure that this is not a real Windows Security Alert (I don't think atleast), but I don't know how to get rid of it. I've had an Antispyware Soldier problem before which was similar, but a little different.

The only thing that I have tried to do is run Ad-Aware SE and that didn't help. So what do I need to do now? Just an FYI, I am pretty illiterate when it comes to computers. Any help you could give me is appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:13 PM

Hello jermaine4211, Welcome to bleeping computer...

You didn't provide much specifics,,, So I'll assume you are using XP or 2000. Were there any messages, what are the pop ups? What AV and spyware apps do you have? Which firewall are you using?
Install AVG Antispyware then run SAFE MODE. This may take quite some time, an hour or so, depending on speed and infection How to start How to start Windows in Safe Mode

First go here and print out the instructions on install / scan with AVG

Be sure to check for the any updates to the program after you install these.
Download and run ( formerly known as ewido) AVG Antispyware 7.5

Following these instructions Download and run Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 (with out tea timer option)

Download and run SUPERantispyware, free version Home User

Now Run Windows Windows OneCare Live
Be sure to click ONLY on the grey box below the picture of a wrench “Full Service Scan”
Again this may take some time especially it it needs to defragment the drive.
Please post back with any questions and results
Click "yes" to install any active X components these sites may ask for..
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#3 jermaine4211

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:16 AM

Sorry for not many specifics. Yes, I am running XP.

As for the messages, they are in the popups in the lower right hand corner in a yellowish bubble (like when windows tells you to update). The messages say different things, but the jist of them say that the System Protection Center has recognized that my computer has been infected and that I should update my antispyware security (much like the Antispyware Soldier problem I had).

Umm, the firewall is whatever came with the computer. I am guessing just an XP one? Also for spyware apps I have Spysweeper, Ad-Aware and Spybot.

I'm not going to be able to get to your directions tonight - midterms need to be studied for. Hopefully I can get on it tomorrow or the next day. I'll let you know how it works once I finish. Let me know if any of the new information I gave you changes anything that I should do. Thanks

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