'your computer is infected'

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Spyware Community' started by Guest, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi fellas/ladies, i've just had the unfortunate experience of my computer
    being infected. A red icon with a white cross through it has appeared
    together with a pop-up with this wording:
    "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 the most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click
    here to protect your computer from spyware!"

    I have full up to date norton security but though i click on the icon that
    the pop-up points to (the red icon with cross through it) nothing happens
    other than the pop-up appearing approximately evey 30 seconds.

    Please can someone help me, to clear this icon and clean my computer.

    Please!!
     
    Guest, Jun 1, 2006
    #1
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello mijoint,
    Without a specific name it will be difficult for someone to help identify it.

    Follow this for removal
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic47826.html
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/spywarequake.html

    For the benefit of the community reading this post, please rate the pºst.

    I hope this post is helpful.

    Let us know how it works ºut.

    Еиçеl
    --

    "mijoint" wrote:

    > Hi fellas/ladies, i've just had the unfortunate experience of my computer
    > being infected. A red icon with a white cross through it has appeared
    > together with a pop-up with this wording:
    > "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 the most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click
    > here to protect your computer from spyware!"
    >
    > I have full up to date norton security but though i click on the icon that
    > the pop-up points to (the red icon with cross through it) nothing happens
    > other than the pop-up appearing approximately evey 30 seconds.
    >
    > Please can someone help me, to clear this icon and clean my computer.
    >
    > Please!!
    >
    >
    >
     
    Guest, Jun 1, 2006
    #2
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Many thx Engel,
    before i received your reply i read a few more threads from people with the
    same problem (stayed up ALL night!) and downloading ewido anti-malware was
    recommended. as a complete computer novice i tried it and low and behold it
    worked. It cleared the virus and stopped the continuous pop-up..Many thx to
    you and all those with advice from other posts..this is a fantastic community!
    mijoint

    "Engel" wrote:

    > Hello mijoint,
    > Without a specific name it will be difficult for someone to help identify it.
    >
    > Follow this for removal
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic47826.html
    > http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/spywarequake.html
    >
    > For the benefit of the community reading this post, please rate the pºst.
    >
    > I hope this post is helpful.
    >
    > Let us know how it works ºut.
    >
    > Еиçеl
    > --
    >
    > "mijoint" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi fellas/ladies, i've just had the unfortunate experience of my computer
    > > being infected. A red icon with a white cross through it has appeared
    > > together with a pop-up with this wording:
    > > "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 the most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click
    > > here to protect your computer from spyware!"
    > >
    > > I have full up to date norton security but though i click on the icon that
    > > the pop-up points to (the red icon with cross through it) nothing happens
    > > other than the pop-up appearing approximately evey 30 seconds.
    > >
    > > Please can someone help me, to clear this icon and clean my computer.
    > >
    > > Please!!
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    Guest, Jun 2, 2006
    #3
  4. Sounds like SpyFalcon or a related app
    "mijoint" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi fellas/ladies, i've just had the unfortunate experience of my computer
    > being infected. A red icon with a white cross through it has appeared
    > together with a pop-up with this wording:
    > "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 the most up-to-date antispyware for you.
    > Click
    > here to protect your computer from spyware!"
    >
    > I have full up to date norton security but though i click on the icon that
    > the pop-up points to (the red icon with cross through it) nothing happens
    > other than the pop-up appearing approximately evey 30 seconds.
    >
    > Please can someone help me, to clear this icon and clean my computer.
    >
    > Please!!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ---
    > avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean.
    > Virus Database (VPS): 0622-3, 06/01/2006
    > Tested on: 6/2/2006 9:39:04 AM
    > avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2006 ALWIL Software.
    > http://www.avast.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    Glenn Shumaker, Jun 2, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i have been having the same problem with that spyware. i have the Windows
    Defender and it cannot remove it. any help?

    "mijoint" wrote:

    > Many thx Engel,
    > before i received your reply i read a few more threads from people with the
    > same problem (stayed up ALL night!) and downloading ewido anti-malware was
    > recommended. as a complete computer novice i tried it and low and behold it
    > worked. It cleared the virus and stopped the continuous pop-up..Many thx to
    > you and all those with advice from other posts..this is a fantastic community!
    > mijoint
    >
    > "Engel" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello mijoint,
    > > Without a specific name it will be difficult for someone to help identify it.
    > >
    > > Follow this for removal
    > > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic47826.html
    > > http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/spywarequake.html
    > >
    > > For the benefit of the community reading this post, please rate the pºst.
    > >
    > > I hope this post is helpful.
    > >
    > > Let us know how it works ºut.
    > >
    > > Еиçеl
    > > --
    > >
    > > "mijoint" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi fellas/ladies, i've just had the unfortunate experience of my computer
    > > > being infected. A red icon with a white cross through it has appeared
    > > > together with a pop-up with this wording:
    > > > "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 the most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click
    > > > here to protect your computer from spyware!"
    > > >
    > > > I have full up to date norton security but though i click on the icon that
    > > > the pop-up points to (the red icon with cross through it) nothing happens
    > > > other than the pop-up appearing approximately evey 30 seconds.
    > > >
    > > > Please can someone help me, to clear this icon and clean my computer.
    > > >
    > > > Please!!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
     
    Guest, Jul 27, 2006
    #5
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