I Keep Getting System Alerts About Spyware

Posted: 03-20-2008, 08:34 PM
Hello Family:
I need some serious help. In the bottom tray I have this red X that's
flashing, then I keep getting these 'system alerts' that spyware was
detected, my laptop is running slow but the alerts are a freekin nuisance. I
have the latest McAffe Security and when I run a scan it says my system is
protected. If it is protected, then why am I getting these annoying alerts
every 5-10 seconds and how I PLEASE stop them.

HELP ME PLEASE!

Bmo

I Keep Getting System Alerts About Spyware


Responses to "I Keep Getting System Alerts About Spyware"

Malke
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Re: I Keep Getting System Alerts About Spyware
Posted: 03-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Bmore wrote:
> Hello Family:
> I need some serious help. In the bottom tray I have this red X that's
> flashing, then I keep getting these 'system alerts' that spyware was
> detected, my laptop is running slow but the alerts are a freekin nuisance.
> I have the latest McAffe Security and when I run a scan it says my system
> is
> protected. If it is protected, then why am I getting these annoying
> alerts every 5-10 seconds and how I PLEASE stop them.
The red X that is giving you "system alerts" is the malware. Since you
didn't mention the program that the "system alerts" is trying to get you to
buy (and don't buy it!), I can't give you specific removal instructions. Go
to this link and find the removal instructions for your malware:

Bleeping Computer removal how-to's -
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum55.html

Otherwise read the posting FAQ at BleepingComputer (or other specialty
forums listed below) and post a HijackThis log at one of them. *Not* here.

http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip
http://www.aumha.org/a/hjttutor.htm - HijackThis tutorial by Merijn
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...howtutorial=42 - another
tutorial
http://aumha.net/ - Click on the HijackThis forum. Read the announcement and
the stickies *first*.
http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...splay.php?f=25
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malwa..._Here-f37.html
http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum...?showforum=170
http://spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5

Malke
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Pamela G
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Re: I Keep Getting System Alerts About Spyware
Posted: 03-21-2008, 06:26 AM
FWIW; My main desktop is in tech now with 3 major trojans that started
exactly like that. I may need to replace one of the hard drives. They steal
passwords and get very deep into your system very fast. I was not able to
clean it up after many hours and I do know most of the tricks. I'd suggest
you take the infected computer offline immediately and get it to a specialty
tech to clean out.
Pamela

----- Original Message -----
> Bmore wrote:
>
>> Hello Family:
>> I need some serious help. In the bottom tray I have this red X that's
>> flashing, then I keep getting these 'system alerts' that spyware was
>> detected, my laptop is running slow but the alerts are a freekin
>> nuisance.
>> I have the latest McAffe Security and when I run a scan it says my
>> system
>> is
>> protected. If it is protected, then why am I getting these annoying
>> alerts every 5-10 seconds and how I PLEASE stop them.
>
TheRazor
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I keep getting system alerts about spyware
Posted: 03-22-2008, 12:26 AM
Hello all
I hope someone can help me i keep getting a system alert about spyware or a
trojan but i have norton 360 installed and up to date and it does not find
anything i have also run windows defender wich also finds nothing when i
click on the popup box it takes me to a website trying to sell me Win
SpyKiller this also happens when i try to open internet explorer when it
should open my home page it takes me to the same site. I hope someone can
help me because i am woried that this me be serious.
Malke
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Re: I keep getting system alerts about spyware
Posted: 03-22-2008, 01:19 AM
TheRazor wrote:
> Hello all
> I hope someone can help me i keep getting a system alert about spyware or
> a trojan but i have norton 360 installed and up to date and it does not
> find anything i have also run windows defender wich also finds nothing
> when i click on the popup box it takes me to a website trying to sell me
> Win SpyKiller this also happens when i try to open internet explorer when
> it should open my home page it takes me to the same site. I hope someone
> can help me because i am woried that this me be serious.
The "system alerts" are not coming from Windows but are coming from malware.
Go to this link and see if you can find a removal tutorial for this "Win
SpyKiller".

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum55.html

If not, register at BleepingComputer or one of the specialty forums listed
below for guided help. Please do *not* post HijackThis logs here in the MS
newsgroups - use whatever forum you have chosen for that.

http://aumha.net/ - Click on the HijackThis forum. Read the announcement and
the stickies *first*.
http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...splay.php?f=25
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malwa..._Here-f37.html
http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum...?showforum=170
http://spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5

Malke
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TheRazor
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Re: I keep getting system alerts about spyware
Posted: 03-22-2008, 02:22 AM
Thanks for your help i have now fixed this problem.

"Malke" wrote:
> TheRazor wrote:
>
> > Hello all
> > I hope someone can help me i keep getting a system alert about spyware or
> > a trojan but i have norton 360 installed and up to date and it does not
> > find anything i have also run windows defender wich also finds nothing
> > when i click on the popup box it takes me to a website trying to sell me
> > Win SpyKiller this also happens when i try to open internet explorer when
> > it should open my home page it takes me to the same site. I hope someone
> > can help me because i am woried that this me be serious.
>
> The "system alerts" are not coming from Windows but are coming from malware.
> Go to this link and see if you can find a removal tutorial for this "Win
> SpyKiller".
>
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum55.html
>
> If not, register at BleepingComputer or one of the specialty forums listed
> below for guided help. Please do *not* post HijackThis logs here in the MS
> newsgroups - use whatever forum you have chosen for that.
>
> http://aumha.net/ - Click on the HijackThis forum. Read the announcement and
> the stickies *first*.
> http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
> http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
> http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...splay.php?f=25
> http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malwa..._Here-f37.html
> http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum...?showforum=170
> http://spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> Don't Panic!
>
Nigel Molesworth
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Re: I keep getting system alerts about spyware
Posted: 03-22-2008, 02:25 PM
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:26:05 -0700, TheRazor
<TheRazor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>i have norton 360 installed
That'll be the problem then.

Bob
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Re: I keep getting system alerts about spyware
Posted: 03-22-2008, 02:45 PM
Seconded.
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"Nigel Molesworth" <reply@thegroup.email.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:26:05 -0700, TheRazor
> <TheRazor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>i have norton 360 installed
>
> That'll be the problem then.
>
 
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