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Desktop Hijacked with Anti-spyware Warnings; Red "X" on Bottom Right

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by stupidmalware, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. stupidmalware

    stupidmalware Thread Starter

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    My desktop has been hijacked and taken over by warnings of spyware and there is a red "X" on the bottom of my screen that constantly pops open a bubble the says "Your computer is infected!" after which it says that there is spyware on my computer. Random websites of anti-spyware materials pop up on their own. Please tell me what to do to get rid of this mess. Also, the worst part is that HijackThis won't seem to work on my computer anymore so I can't post a log. I downloaded another copy and once it installed on my desktop, I double-click on the icon and nothing happens!
     
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Click here to download HJTInstall.exe
    • Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    • Click on Install.
    • It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    • Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
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