Fake Spyware program got me...

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  1. Simon Phoenix

    Simon Phoenix Registered Member

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    I'm having a problem removing spyware from my laptop. I downloaded Dr. WEb cure it and Kaspersky AVP Tool and ran both of those, in total it found about 7 or 8 viruses but I still have some issues left.

    1. Task Manager is disabled.
    2. A big red screensaver with the words " YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER" Download privacy protection now!! with a sort of big red symbol.
    3. At the lower right, I have a "VIRUS ALERT" where the clock is usually.
    4. I cannot access any programs, no hard drives or anything.
    5. C: drive is there and I can access network neighborhood and a couple other programs.

    I'm running Zonealarm pro to scan for spyware.

    Any other advice.
     
  2. cheater87

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    Do you know the name of the rouge programo_O Superantispyware is pretty good at getting rid of rouge programs. Give that a go.
     
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  4. PiCo

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    SAS will remove it, it has done so with a friend of mine so I guess it will work for you too!
     
  5. Simon Phoenix

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    Yes, that's it.. also I cannot get online with that laptop so I have to transfer from my main desktop.
     
  6. HURST

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    Download last version of SAS on your other computer.
    In the infected computer, disable system restore.
    Install and run SAS.
    Reboot
    Run an extra scanner to be sure.
    Reboot
    Enable system restore.

    If scanner hangs or crashes computer, reboot to safe mode and try again.

    If you have any probelm, just ask:D
     
  7. Simon Phoenix

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    using now, thanks a million.
     
  8. HURST

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    BTW.
    Once SAS takes the first strike against the malware, you should try to connect to the internet, update SAS definitions and then scan again...
     
  9. cheater87

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    How did the cleaning go?
     
  10. HURST

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    Maybe not needed anymore, but if task manager is still disabled after the cleaning, you could:
    a) download SAS pro version trial and use the repair functions.
    or
    b) download "xpsecconsole" and fix task manager.
     
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