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Annoying Pop Up Message

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by MOJOSWOES, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. MOJOSWOES

    MOJOSWOES Thread Starter

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    I'm running Windows XP Proffesional 2002. I keep getting a pop up message in the bottom lower right hand corner of my display. It states: "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection! It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click here to protect your computer from spyware."

    It then has a tail on the end of the message which points to a white "x" in a red circle located on the bottom right hand side of my display along the tool bar. When I click it on nothing happens.

    I do have Norton Antivirus software, and Spyware software, and have scanned repeatedly with both and nothing seems to have an effect on this message. I have also installed all of the latest Windows updates, and again nothing.

    I don't think my computer is infected by anything other than this annoying message. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Mojo
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to here and download 'Hijack This!' self installer. Save it to the desktop or other suitable place. DO NOT just press run from the website Double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu and an optional shortcut on desktop.
    Click on the entry in start menu or on the desktop to run HijackThis
    Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
    Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
    so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
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