Unable to remove "System security scanner has detected following threats..." popups in random IE pag

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Tom, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I can't seem to find a reference to this specific problem. In the
    last few days I've started getting annoying popups that I can't get
    rid of them. There are two variants:
    1. Black popup with no "close" mechanism that says "System scan
    finished" .... "System scurity scanner has detected following threats
    on you computer: etc." Followed by list with entries like
    Trojan.AdPopper, Huntbar/TS.
    Final paragraph has URL of whatever page I am on as he subject of a
    sentence recommending I install a threat eliminator. So:
    "nytimes.com or google.com is recommending you to install..."
    2. Variation on above, with different background and a message that
    development has ceased on CWShredder so I must get this protection,

    This is in IE6 running on XP professional (SP1). I've run ad-aware SE
    Plus and Spybot search and destroy, both with latest definitions. I've
    run CWShredder, I've run Norton anti-virus (lastest definitions), I've
    turned on ZoneAlarm ad blocking (already had Google toolbar blocking
    and popup stopper running).

    I should mention that I picked up a beagle virus last week and got the
    Fixbeagle program from Symantec to eliminate it.

    I see another note posted today with someone who has the same problem.
    I haven't seen any other instances in usenet searches

    If you know what this is and how to get rid of it, thanks.
    Tom, Oct 24, 2004
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  2. Tom

    CalamityKen Guest

    Tom typed:
    This is the latest scammer technique to scare you into purchasing their
    worthless software.

    1a. Download the latest v1.98.2 version of HijackThis to post your new log:

    Post the log to one of the support forums.

    It will probably be one of the O9 entries that need to be removed by using
    the Registrar Lite registry editor.

    1b. Huntbar/TS

    2. CWShredder was adopted by InterMute then updated to V2.0 and included in
    their latest Spyware remover offering.

    Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
    CalamityKen, Oct 24, 2004
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  3. Tom

    madmax Guest

    Thanks for info on CWS-I have updated my web site to reflect the change

    To help you stay safe see: http://www.geocities.com/maxpro4u/madmax.html
    Virus cleaning +fixes see: http://www.geocities.com/maxpro4u/TechPros
    Change nomail.afraid.org to neo.rr.com so you can reply by e-mail
    (nomail.afraid.org has been set up specifically for
    use in Usenet. Feel free to use it yourself.)
    madmax, Oct 24, 2004
  4. And when you've got rid of it try getting rid of IE6 and Norton too.
    Anonymous Sender, Oct 27, 2004
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