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Desktop Has Link To Fake Antivirus


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#1 icy_bliss_magic

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:50 PM

i have this spam that displays a webpage on my desktop, and everytime i go to delete it,
(control panel>display>desktop>customize desktop>web)
it comes back in a few minutes (and maybe even less).

the desktop link is titled 'privacy protector'
and my antivirus cannot detect it.

i seriously need help because after a while (untouched) it opens windows by itself to links i have already restricted (yet the page shows up)
im not great with computers but i do know a bit.
help please!

i can only rid of it for a few minutes and it just comes back.
I NEED TO GET RID OF IT

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:28 PM

Hi, welcome to bleeping computer, on your specific issue, I would recommend that you download, install, update and run RogueRemover http://www.malwarebytes.org/rogueremover.php , this should kill the"privacyprotector" ripoff ware. Please post your results here so we can make further recommendations.
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#3 icy_bliss_magic

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:51 PM

OMG IT WORKED
thank you so much.

oh and uhh... i dont have any logs to show you, but it was really easy to use
i simply scanned and i told them to delete whatever (there were images, and spacers)
and it was gone.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:36 PM

Great, there is one other process that I would like you to accomplish: read this forum http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/, the program that had you infected may just be the tip of the iceberg. If you read and follow the instructions carefully, you should have no issues. If you are unsure about anything in the instructions, please post here with your question.
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