Spyware Infection

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?TWljaGFlbA==?=, May 26, 2006.

  1. Hi out there, for the past 3 months ive been receiving this pop up stating
    that windows is infected with spyware and to click the balloon to prevent it.
    Ive ran spyware apps, updated windows till it couldnt be updated anymore and
    still nothing...its a little red circle on my start bar with a white "X" in
    the middle of it. I click it and nothing happens...any other
    suggestions...Thank You
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWljaGFlbA==?=, May 26, 2006
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  2. From: "Michael" <>

    | Hi out there, for the past 3 months ive been receiving this pop up stating
    | that windows is infected with spyware and to click the balloon to prevent it.
    | Ive ran spyware apps, updated windows till it couldnt be updated anymore and
    | still nothing...its a little red circle on my start bar with a white "X" in
    | the middle of it. I click it and nothing happens...any other
    | suggestions...Thank You

    To get the *best* responce to target the malware effectively, please respond with the EXACT
    (word for word) text of the pop-up stating " that windows is infected with spyware and what
    is the URL that you are directed to for its removal.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 26, 2006
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  3. Ok, the message says: Windows has detected spyware infection! It is
    recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows
    will now download and install the most up to date antispyware for you. Click
    here to protect your computer from spyware. But when i click on the balloon,
    it disappears and nothing happens... no new web browser pops up to direct me
    anywhere :-(
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWljaGFlbA==?=, May 26, 2006
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?TWljaGFlbA==?=

    PA Bear Guest

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
    (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
    your log to http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
    http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7, or other appropriate
    forums for expert analysis, not here.**
     
    PA Bear, May 26, 2006
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  5. That is not a legitimate Windows message. You are infected. Don't download
    that program, it's malware.

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971

    Help with Hijackware
    All MS - MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    (http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm)
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    (http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm)
    (http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html)
    (http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm)

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, May 27, 2006
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  6. From: "Michael" <>

    | Ok, the message says: Windows has detected spyware infection! It is
    | recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows
    | will now download and install the most up to date antispyware for you. Click
    | here to protect your computer from spyware. But when i click on the balloon,
    | it disappears and nothing happens... no new web browser pops up to direct me
    | anywhere :-(


    Alright then...


    Two part reply..

    Perform Part 1 then perform Part 2.

    If the first two parts don't work, perform the alternate section.

    It is suggested that you execute each tool in Normal Mode then in Safe Mode.

    If you are using any version of Sun Java that is prior to JRE Version 5.0,
    then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to JRE
    Version 5.0. There are vulnerabilities in them and they are actively being exploited.

    Therefore, it is highly suggested that if there are any prior versions of Sun Java
    to Version 5 on the PC that they be removed and Sun Java JRE Version 5.0 Update 6
    be installed ASAP.

    Simple check, look under...
    C:\Program Files\Java

    The only folder under that folder should be the latest version...

    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06


    http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp



    Part 1
    -----------

    Use noahdfear's SmitFraud, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, et. al., removal tool -- SmitRem.exe
    http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/click%20counter/click.php?id=1

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43659.html


    Part 2
    -----------

    Download SmitFraud.exe from the URL --
    http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/SmitFraud.exe

    Execute; SmitFraud.exe { Note: You must accept the default of C:\McAfee }
    Choose; Unzip
    Choose; Close

    NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
    FireWall to enable WGET.EXE to download the needed McAfee related files.

    Execute; c:\mcafee\clean.bat
    { or Double-click on 'Clean Link' in c:\mcafee }

    A final report in HTML format called C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML or
    C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML will be generated. At the end of the scan, it will be
    displayed in your browser (Opera, FireFox or Internet Explorer). However, if you are using
    WinXP, Win2K or Win2003 your system will be left in a state where you will have to manually
    shutdown/reboot the PC. On Win9x/ME platforms the report will not be shown in your bowser
    but your PC will automatically be shutdown. It is suggested that you move the report out of
    c:\mcafee before performing another scan.

    It would be best to scan in both Safe Mode and in Normal Mode and save a copy of the HTML
    report for each session.


    ALTERNATE:

    Part 1
    -----------

    Secured2K's SpyAxe, PSGuard, Smitfraud, Sinnaka and Alemod removal tool.

    http://secured2k.home.comcast.net/tools/AntiPuper.exe

    http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=65072


    Part 2
    -----------

    S!ri's SmitfraudFix
    http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php


    Please Copy and Paste the contents of the HTML Log files;
    C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML & C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML in your reply.

    * * * Please report back your results * * *
     
    David H. Lipman, May 27, 2006
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    stalloncampbell

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    I think you shud block the pop-ups in ur IE but this also will not solve the problem completely as it may not block all the pop-ups.And yes pop-ups
    can also make u install spywares accidentally so u need some gud antispyware along with blocking the pop-ups.
    I have 1 good application installed on my system
    Advanced System Protector., it blocks the spyware b4 it can enter your system.
    and will also clean the infections if any.
    it gives routine updates of the latest definitions and makes the browsing safe and is very easy to use.
    The On Execution Scanner & Alert Shields make it more efficient in the case of internet access.
    For me the Advanced System Protector is the Best Antispyware...U can also give a try...

    free version of ASP is also available at cnet
     
    stalloncampbell, Jul 23, 2010
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    alexborow

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    There are several spyware can be possible to detect the virus. For these you have to update regularly it can provides good to use and also blocing the pop-ups.
     
    alexborow, Nov 25, 2010
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    gassfat

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    I use Ad-Aware Free Anti-Malware.Ad - Aware of the free anti-malware and spyware scanner installation program includes the popular makeup Windows.The choose to install Google Chrome, it is not necessary to scan and remover.Ad aware also offers free real-time protection to detect malicious defined processes. Ad ID Aware is updated daily.
     
    gassfat, Jan 10, 2011
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    HannahHefner

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    why my computer always send me this message " Windows has detected spyware infection! " :(
     
    HannahHefner, Dec 27, 2011
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