Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Help Delete A Fake Warning?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 I HATE VIRUS

I HATE VIRUS

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:33 PM

help me please how do i delete an fake warning??

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum and added more descriptive title. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 11 March 2007 - 02:41 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Walkman

Walkman

  • Banned
  • 1,327 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:55 AM

Will you be more descriptive of your situation?

#3 Commander Gman

Commander Gman

  • Members
  • 1,214 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:45 PM

Posted 11 March 2007 - 03:33 AM

Just to give close details of specifying the"fake warning"
Does this look familiar?
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Image:SpyFalcon-Alert.jpg
Hope this helps you
-Commander Gman

Edited by Commander Gman, 11 March 2007 - 03:33 AM.

Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3


#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,955 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 11 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

Could be a smitfraud infection which is responsible for using misleading advertising, downloading rogue security products, changing the Windows Desktop and infecting system files. The Trojan uses bogus security warnings and alerts to indicate that your computer is infected with spyware, downloads and installs programs that purport to scan for spyware and uses false scan reports as a scare tactic to goad you into purchasing one of several rogue anti-spyware programs. Examples of these system infecting rogue programs include SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, VirusBursters, Antispyware Soldier, SpyHeal, PestTrap and SpywareSheriff.

If your fake alert is related to one of these types of rogue programs and if your using Win XP or 2000, follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob"
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#5 cmoncomeon

cmoncomeon

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:17 AM

Could be a smitfraud infection which is responsible for using misleading advertising, downloading rogue security products, changing the Windows Desktop and infecting system files. The Trojan uses bogus security warnings and alerts to indicate that your computer is infected with spyware, downloads and installs programs that purport to scan for spyware and uses false scan reports as a scare tactic to goad you into purchasing one of several rogue anti-spyware programs. Examples of these system infecting rogue programs include SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, VirusBursters, Antispyware Soldier, SpyHeal, PestTrap and SpywareSheriff.

If your fake alert is related to one of these types of rogue programs and if your using Win XP or 2000, follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob"



I am also having the same issue with a "fake alert" popping up in my system tray which keeps directing me to download "spy dawn". My friends told me to run ad-aware & spyware bot and i also just downloaded avg anti-spyware. the scans find infected files and i quarantine them but the pop up doesn't go away unless i restart my computer. But if I were to restart again it comes right back! I'd really appreciate any help with this.

#6 jgweed

jgweed

  • Members
  • 28,473 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:22 AM

RE: Spydawn
You need some specialised removal tools. BC has complete instructions for removing Spydawn in a Self-help Removal Guide:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/81275/how-to-remove-spydawn-removal-instructions/


Hope this helps you.
Regards,
John
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#7 cmoncomeon

cmoncomeon

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:00 PM

it worked! thank you! that was way easier than i thought!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users