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After having update done I still have(WARNING!sPYWARE iNFECTION) ON THE TOOLBAR AND STILL POPS UP EVERY TWO OR THREE MINS.

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Just for the sake of my knowledge, what toolbar are you talking about and did it mention the exact or generic name of the so-called infection. The reason I ask this is because some toolbars will have you believe that you have a spyware infection in order to get you to buy their suggested spyware cleaner i.e. false and misleading technique to sell a product that usually does nothing except lead to more such indications. However if you want a very good free cleaner, give SpywareBlaster 4.0 and Spybot Search and Destroy 1.52 a try. Both are free and both work exceptionally well in concert, the first as a preventative vaccine type of software, and the second as a very good trojan and spyware scanner. I use both of them along with my Avast 4.8 software that now also includes a spyware scanner. Between the three of them I would hazard a guess that the only way you would have a real infection is if you went purposely disregarded all warnings. www.safer-networking.com and www.avast.com for the last two, www.javacoolsoftware.com for Spywareblaster

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My dell laptop inspiron was giving me a malware virus alert update, and was obviously infected with a virus, and slowly but surely crashed, now it won't boot at all, it gets to the dell screen, and then to...


You will have to try booting from your Operating System CD and "Repair Windows." Once you get the computer up and running, you should boot into Safe Mode and install "SUPER AntiSpyware," "AVAST Home Free" and Spyware Blaster (links below). These will have to be downloaded from another computer because you will not have access to internet while in Safe Mode. After installing all three, reboot the computer, booting into Safe Mode once again, and run the three programs.

AVAST Home Free (Full Anti-Virus Protection)
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

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http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

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What antispyware do You use?

These are really the best ones:-

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free) - safer-networking.org

MalwareBytes (Free but also paid version) - malwarebytes.org

I did a quick Google on Peoplepal Toolbar and i get this from a spyware warnings site:-

"PeoplePal Toolbar is not a virus or a Trojan. PeoplePal Toolbar is an adware application and may generate extra pop-up ads while using Internet Explorer. This kind of application generally comes bundled with another program, which usually discloses the fact that it is ad-supported."

Just looks like it generates popups - Have a look in Add/Remove programs to see if theres a listing to uninstall it. also , just go to C:/Program Files and find the folder and delete - No coming back for it then!!

My proper solution however , is get a decent security suite program as the one you have is clearly not doing much. Quick analysis below

Norton Internet Security - Slows down system , uses lots of resources

Bitdefender Internet Security - Lightweight , uses hardly any resources , cheap to buy each year , can use 1 subscription on 3 pcs

Kaspersky - Very good protection , one of the best but is quite expensive

Eset Smart Security (formerly Nod32) - My personal recommendation , subscription prices arent bad , it self updates etc , i personally use it and have NEVER had a virus. Bundle this with Spybot search and destroy (which is free) and your computer is unstoppable!! - Well maybe not , but those two are what i use and my system has never had a virus. Sure theres been the odd spyware but spybot always gets rid of it

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Google giving wrong web links


Hi,
You are infected with spyware.
Download Spybot from here, install it, update it, Search and Destroy, Fix Selected Problems, Immunize.
Done!

Now reboot and you'll be fine. :)

Chris (ziraffa)

Dec 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My Compaq Presario S4000V with Intel cpu contantly locks up and freezes causing me to have to shot the whole computer off and then back on. Help


Please immediately do the following:


Update your virus control and do a scan

Use your registry cleaner program if you have one

Use your spyware program if you have one

Go to toolbar>tools>internet options>general tab> and delete all of your cookies

go to Start>All programs>Accessories>system tools>clean disc and do it

If you do not have spyware program, go to www.tucows.com and type in shareware spyware program and download a free or share program and run it. The most likely cause of your problem is spyware.

In the lower right corner of your screen do you have alot of little icons? These indicate proggys running in the background and they can slow you down considerably. Please tell me what you have and I will tell yo how we can get rid of them so that they don;t run until you want to use them.

also check your desktop for icons you don;t ever use. you can right click on them and delete them. This does not delete the program.


When all this is done, restart your computer and lets see what you have now.

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Mcafee legal instalation pops up and says trojan alert false ,thenxp anti virus pops up and says over 1000 viruses found .also i cant remove both pop ups hope you can help evelyn aged 72


This almost sounds like you have a maleware infection.
It almost sounds like the one that has been going around that claims to be Windows XP antivirus and that it found 450+ spyware infections (there is no such thing built into Windows XP).

I would suggest running SpyBot or Hyjack This to find out if you do have a malware infection.

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When I close a window on internet explorer I get a error message and all windows close


I think Virus is infected to ur internet explorer or else any spyware is infected so put antivirus and update and scan and also the spyware also install and update and scan the machine if it is still not proper just reinstall entire Operting sytem

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How do I get this this message off of my desktop screen. warning! spyware detected on your computer.


You are infected. This is spyware of the worse sort.

What ever you do don't click on the link provided.

1. download adware (free version0, spybot (free version) and CCleaner (also free)

2. don't install yet - re-boot to safe mode. Then install these three.
a. run adware first - keep running till it comes up clean
b. then run spybot - keep running till it comes up clean
c. then run ccleaner - 1st Cleaner till it is clean (run over and over till it does not find any more) - then run its Registry Cleaner - and fix DO NOT BACKUP - run till it finds no more problems.

3. Click on 'my computer' - go to "program files" - list in Date Modified - anything that YOU DID NOT install in the past few days DELELTE the folder.

4. Run CCleaner again (as in step 2c).

Reboot.

When in windows click on Help and Support - Restore computer to earlier time - at least two days before you think this screen 1st came to you.

When done, it should be gone and cleaned.

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Ads keep popping up when am online and offline, I have warning tabs saying that I have been infected with spyware. I am on verizon fios network and have virus scan and spyware removal tools that I used,...


Hello there.

Virus and spyware problems are very popular unfortunately, most tools are unable to find and repair all problems, so its best to try alternative methods to remove the most stubbern infections.

I suggest using an online scanner, something like http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/housecall . Open this address and click "Launch Housecall free scan". This will download the files needed through your web browser and run a scan without actually installing the antivirus package in windows. It wont interfere with existing antivirus / antispyware software.

If you cannot remove all infections, then please show us a screenshot or a list of the infections from the scan end page and we will assist.

Hope this helps.

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Yes, If you have no problem losing your data. If you care about your data I would install a good antivirus program if you are not using one . If you are using one make sure it is updated and perform a full system scan. Also if you have the newst version of Internet Explorer clear out your temporary internet files & cookies.

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