I have a Dell Dimension DE051, Intel Celeron CPU2.53 GHz 256 MB RAM, running Windows XP 2002 Home Edition Service Pack 2 - It came with Norton Internet Security and Norton Protection Center. I got this pooter for christmas and i didn't have internet until a couple weeks ago (I am using Alltel Cell phone internet access). So I had not installed any extra security yet...
My Husband got online and poked around where he probably shouldn't have and managed to dowload SPYLOCKER to my system. He doesn't know what spyware is and though it was a real link.
Now I have the Spylocker Icon in my system tray? (right hand side that shows running programs) and it pops up with the message...
Once clicked it opens an IE with www.spylocked.com/?aff=334 Asking me to buy the spylocked program. I'm not sure how far in the process my Husband got before he realised it was a scam.
System has detected a number of active spyware applicationsthat may impact the performance of your computer. Click the Icon to get rid of unwanted syware by downloading and up-to-date antispyware solution.
and my homepage has changed to iesafetylist.com with an Internet Explorer Virus warning that pops up on top of the homepage.
1. So far I have run the norton scan...Zero detected.
2. Looked in control pannel to try and unstall...couldn't find Spylocker.
3. Downloaded Zonealarm and tried to install and got this error message.
4.Realized I was over my head. Searched this forum and tried to execute the SPYLOCKER Help Thread that instructed them to download AVG...and got this error message
zlsSetup_70_337_000.en is not a valid Win32 Application
5. Tried the other thread that came up when i searched SPYLOCKER, that instructed the user to download HijackThis & SmitfraudFix. I opened Smitfraud and got this error message
The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed dowload or virus.
You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy.
It may be possible to skip this check using the /NCRC command line switch. (NOT RECOMMENDED)
Des fichiers d'installation sont corrumpus. Veuillez telecharger une nuvelle copie et reessayer i'installation.
Totally at a loss now. Please advise.