Help with Spyware Crap!!

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WigsTheGreat

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all the sudden this thing downloaded onto my computer that keeps coming up in the tool bar next to the clock it keeps coming up saying my computer is infected...then is says dangerious malware infction was detected on your pc. then when i click on it brings up a website for spyaxe...telling me to download it...and it is messing up my computer...and if i just click the X on the popup it keeps coming up..and it wont let me go to my homepage either it takes me to this other site for these spyware removers!! help
 
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WigsTheGreat,
The program that was downloaded onto your PC is more than likely spyware. Do you use any spyware removal utilities? If not, I recommend Spybot Search and Destroy from
www.spybot.info

Also, if the popup window continues to pop up, try pressing alt f4 rather than clicking the X. This keystroke will close any open window.
Blake
 
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You definately have a problem--- and don't download anything they suggest---- your problems will just get worse.

Here is a website that I constantly refer to-- The guy who put it up is an IT guy from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

It lists mostly free program recommendations--- but more than recommendations, it is a philosophy of computer security--- and a step-by-step "dancing" you through the process.

I use it- I swear by it- and I recommend it.
letchworth
 

Cheeseball81

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What do you mean don't download anything we suggest?

With a SpyAxe infection, we need to see a Hijack This log.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will 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 Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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letchworth said:
You definately have a problem--- and don't download anything they suggest---- your problems will just get worse.

Here is a website that I constantly refer to-- The guy who put it up is an IT guy from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

It lists mostly free program recommendations--- but more than recommendations, it is a philosophy of computer security--- and a step-by-step "dancing" you through the process.

I use it- I swear by it- and I recommend it.
letchworth

Great website link ;)

I'm going to await a reasonable reply from you seeing how you have been around here longer than a day.......
 
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letchworth said:
You definately have a problem--- and don't download anything they suggest---- your problems will just get worse.

Here is a website that I constantly refer to-- The guy who put it up is an IT guy from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

It lists mostly free program recommendations--- but more than recommendations, it is a philosophy of computer security--- and a step-by-step "dancing" you through the process.

I use it- I swear by it- and I recommend it.
letchworth
Sorry---- I guess I was "on a roll....."
Here it is:
http://securitytango.com/
 

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The link is being reviewed now.

In any event, your post was confusing, as people post here to get 'hand on' help instead of being directed to another website ;)

Just a thought.
 
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Cheeseball81 said:
What do you mean don't download anything we suggest?
Chaos4001 is right---- "Don't download anything the spyware program tells you to."

Sorry, folks-- I thought I was awake when I wrote the original--- but, obviously not completely awake (else I would have included the link the first time).

I return to this site because I do trust so much of what I read here-- and have learned a lot in the process.

Thanks for your patience------
letchworth
 

JohnWill

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I'm not impressed with the guy's attitude. I think I'll listen to people that are going to solve problems for all users, not try to cram his choice of a browser down my throat. :rolleyes: I believe he's off my recommendation list. ;)



To see this site in all its pristine glory (and, not incidentally, give yourself a tad more protection), you might want to give Firefox a try.
 
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Be that as it may, some of what he says about IE is true. It's a much bigger target for malware writers.
 
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Trying downloading Microsoft Antispyware or going to trendmicro.com and doing a free virus and spyware scan. If you can't access webpages because of the spyware, try installing MS antispyware from a Jump drive and then run the scan.
 

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Cheeseball81 said:
Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will 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 Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 
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