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Spy Sheriff an XP desktop pc is infected with Spy sheriff

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These advertisement trojans are particularly hard to get rid of. The reason is that when one opens it hides several others that are inactive and usually undetectable. These lay dormant until they notice that the others are not working any longer, then one or two will open and hide more, but they will not all open. The reason that they are so hard to contain is that they lie dormant in all types of files, even picture files. When you think you've gotten rid of them, about a week or so later it starts all over again. Unfortunately,and I know you don't want to hear this, the only sure way to get rid of this is to wipe the hard drive and start fresh. Keeping any old files from your hard drive may reinfect the new system.

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Anyway, you've got two among the most respected.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Just make sure you run the update before each scan.

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The problem is cause by an application called webshots which downloads images and automatically updates you desktop.

While this pacakage is not itself malware there are several pieces of malware which masquerade as webshots.

First I would suggest checking Add/Remove programs in control panel to see if you can remove it and then you need to install an upto date version of anti-virus and anti spy-ware software to check your not infected with some nasty.

Please let me know if you need any further help.



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This is often a symptom of a spy-ware infection, if you don't have an anti spyware program I suggest you get a copy of Adware and run it to check for infection it should get rid of any spy-ware infection, here is a link

Hope this helps

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