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Spyware infection when my computer boots i get a blue screen that states spyware has been detected. we ran an anti virus, malware and spybot. we are still unable to connect to the internet to download a spyware or avg. we tried to run them from a flash drive, that didn't work either. we tried to uninstall/reinstall disk drivers through device manager but failed. what else can we do?

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  • ladyofv Jun 22, 2008

    that's how we scanned it with the other programs. someone suggested taking out the hard drive and connecting it to another computer to run the scans.

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Try to boot in safe mode

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    Gravity Gun Jun 24, 2008

    Boot in safe mode and use the Trend's HijackThis application, it will generate a log file post its content here

    http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/...

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Program/virus removal


Not quite sure what you mean by how do i remove do searches ?

There are two possiblities



Oneyour old anti-virus setting is not remove from your PC.

Install crap cleaner (ccleaner) to get rid of the anti-viruses left over setting in the windows registry.

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/CC...



Two - a virus is preventing you from installing anti-virus

Use another clean PC to download Clamwin portable anti-virus and install it on a USB pen drive.

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/c...



Document on how to configure ClamWin

http://support.real-time.com/open-source...



Start Clamwin anti-virus and update the latest anti-virus definition files.

Select the tools menu bar, set the preferences to remove virus.

Start the infected PC in safe mode by pressing F8 during start up.

Run the Clamwin Anti-virus on the USB pen drive to scan the infected PC.



or



If you have tried all the various AV Removal Tools to look for expired/leftover remnants of other AVs, I\'d suggest scanning your System for Malware.



Malware will often stop you downloading Security Products.

Download, install, update and scan with each of the two programs below to check for/remove Malware/spyware.

If necessary, do all the above work in Safe Mode with Networking.



To get into Safe Mode with Networking, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow key to get to Safe Mode with Networking from list of options, then hit ENTER.





Read all info below before starting:



http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php



Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!

Download the Free Version from the link above.

Download, install, update and scan once a fortnight.



http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html



Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.

Download, install and update it.

Then SCAN with it.

Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.

Jan 26, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Free and Easy Virus, Malware and Spyware Removal


If you have Spyware, Malware and a possible Virus on your Computer you can always use Process Explorer to disable what ever is preventing you from using your Anti Virus to scan and Remove the Threat from the system. <br /> Once that is Done and the Threat is disabled for the Time being you can always use Malwarebytes its a free anti Virus removal software that can help remove the Possible Malware, spyware or Virus in the system, or you can also use the Anti Virus that you have if it will detect the Threat. <br /> After installing Malwarebytes make sure that the updates are downloaded for updated Virus information and database for Malwarebytes to detect all possible Threats on the system. <br /> Have a nice day.

on Aug 11, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Antivirus 2009 and 2010 Scam


If you have seen any of these popups shown below, on your computer, you have been infected with a fake antivirus. Not only is it fake, but it tries to force you to buy it, which is illegal and is considered fraud by authorities.
This program and it's many variants, take over administrative control of your PC, disable Task Manager, and regedit as well as replacing your desktop wallpaper with their fake warning. Well, it WOULD be fake, if this program weren't a Virus program all by itself.


Quoted From Bleepingcomputer.com


What this programs does:
Antivirus 2009 is a new rogue (Fake) anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus 2008 and Doctor Antivirus . Antivirus 2009 is installed and advertised through the use of misleading web sites that attempt to make you think your computer is infected with a variety of malware. Once installed, Antivirus 2009 will scan your computer and list a variety of fake infections that can't be removed unless you first purchase the software. These fake infections are only being shown to scare you into purchasing the malware.
When Antivirus 2009 is installed, a Internet Explorer browser helper object is also installed that displays fake messages when using Internet Explorer. These messages range from a line at the top of the browser stating an infection was found to adding a box to the Google homepage stating Google detected that your computer was infected. These tactics are just two more methods where Antivirus 2009 uses false information to scare you into purchasing their software.
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Doctor Antivirus below

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Antivirus 2010 looks almost the same as 2008 and 2009.

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Antivirus 2010
is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2009. Like its previous incarnations, Antivirus 2010 is distributed through the use of advertisements on the Web pretending to be online anti-malware scanners. These advertisements pretend to scan your computer and then state that your computer is infected and that you should download and install Antivirus 2010 to remove these infections. These rogues are also known to be advertised and installed through Trojans that display fake security alerts in your Windows taskbar stating you are infected. Once you click on one of these alerts, it will bring you to the download page for Antivirus 2010, or even download and install it without your permission.
Once Antivirus 2010 is installed on your computer, it will be automatically configured to run when you logon to Windows. This is done by adding a startup that launches the C:WindowsSystem32wingamma.exe executable. This executable will then launch the AV2010.exe and the fake Windows Security Center. Once running, it will scan your computer and list a variety of infections that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the software. This infection will also randomly display fake security alerts on your computer stating that you are infected or have some sort of security risk. If you click on these alerts, it will prompt you to purchase the software. These fake alerts, along with a fake Windows Security Center that advertises Antivirus 2010, are used to further scare you into thinking you are infected so you will purchase this malware.
Another new addition to these types of rogues, is the creation of a fake Blue Screen of Death. At random intervals, Antivirus 2010 will create what appears to be a Windows crash, but in reality is just a hoax. These fake crashes are used to further scare you into purchasing this malware. If you receive this crash, you can simply reboot your computer , or try pressing Alt-Tab or Control-Alt-Delete to get out of it. The text of the crash is:
***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000, 0xF73120AE, 0xC0000008, 0xC000000)
A spyware application has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
SPYWARE.MONSTER.FX_WILD_0x0000000
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Click to make sure your antivirus software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your software manufacturer for any antivirus updates you might need.
Windows detected unregistered version of Antivirus 2010 protection on your computer. If problem continue, please activate your antivirus software to prevent computer damage and data loss.
*** SRV.sys - Address F73120AE base at C0000000, DateStamp 36b072a3


END QUOTE HERE:


As you can see, all of this looks so very legitimate, as well it should, since THESE particular crooks have taken malware to a whole new level.
Yes, they will get caught, they always do.


The real difference here is that these particular scammers have decided to strong arm you much like a mobster demanding protection money, so the crime as well as the consequences will be much more severe.


The GOOD news though, is that even if you are infected at this very moment with this nasty program, you will be able to remove it before you reboot your PC and come back to Fixya!


Download and run, Malwarebytes Anti malware.
Don't forget to update it first though, just in case the fake antivirus has changed its nature to evade detection.
So far, this is the only program I have found to eliminate this problem, but I'm pretty sure others will follow the same path.


Follow up with Avast Antivirus, if you want something stronger than what others pay hard cash for at the store. Dont forget to uninstall your current Antivirus first, after all, it did fail to kill Antivirus 2010 didn't it?




Happy Hunting!

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on Apr 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Windows xp-2011 anit-virus


The best free anti virus program you can get is one called Avast Anti Virus. You can download it from download.com easily and use it to scan your computer and remove any threat. Another good application is called spybot search and destroy. This detects and removed spyware and malware. You can get this from the same place.

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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

SUPER AntiSpyware (spyware prevention)
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

Spyware Blaster (spyware removal)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload_free.html

Dec 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer is very slow and sometimes freezes disk cleanup and defragmenter dont improve things


Sounds like one of two things:
1) Hardware (hardrive) failure-
Could have a dead spot on your harddrive. Have you had any blue screens associated with this? If so your hard drive may be shot. Backup what you can and replace the hard drive.
or
2) Malware/trojan/spyware clogging up resources-
Download and run Spybot- Search and Destroy and run a full update and scan. Also update and run your anti-virus software. If you don't have one, or want a second opinion, search for Avast AV, great free anti-virus tool.

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Bule screen ..nothing else ..says fatal system errow has occured..started after i tried to install norton to delete viruses..


go into safe mode and see if your can install norton anti-virus in safe mode.
Reboot your computer and tap f8 several time during boot sequence.
you may need to use a non usb keyboard if you have one.
the virus is crashing your computer or you don;t have enough room on your drive to let windows run.

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Spyware activity detected


reboot in save mode...than scan.but before deactivate system recovery....The spyware are maybe there!
You can try UBCD ,,burn on disc and start computer from disc.Than scan with the antivirus on the cd.

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I have a spyware in my aspire 5630-6622 What cant i do for my problem tank


  1. Download Spybot Search and Destroy.
  2. Boot your computer in safe mode (tap F8 during the restart process).
  3. Scan/Remove any spyware that Spybot detects.
If this is still an issue, a simple Google search for "spyware remover" will yield millions of results. Just make sure that you run the spyware remover in safe mode to ensure that it catches spyware that is already running on your system.

Jul 25, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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I have an alert stating that WARNING SPYWARE HAS BEEN DETECTED ON YOUR COMPUTER


Your computer is infected with malware. You should install an antivirus and at least one antimalware program(the more the better). Once they are installed, make sure they are updated and run a scan with each program individually in safe mode(press f8 at the post screen when you turn on your computer and choose safe mode). A couple good free antivirus programs are AVG and Avast. To name a few good anti malware programs there's Spybot Search and Destroy, Superantispyware, and Lavasoft Adaware. You can also go to www.ewido.com and run an online scan.

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