install "SystemErrorFixer"

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by mikepossy, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. mikepossy

    mikepossy Registered Member

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    Please help me out to take on this message ...

    What is it concerned for...
    I'm getting a pop up Microsoft Internet Explorer to install "SystemErrorFixer"
     
  2. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    Hi mike :)
    SystemErrorFixer may be a rogue registry cleaner that pops up fake error alerts to trick you into buying their software. Have you tried to install any type of registry cleaner or anti spy ware ?
     
  3. KDNeese

    KDNeese Registered Member

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    Is there also the possibility it could be Windows Messenger spam? In dealing with other people's computers I've seen a lot of these popups just from having that service enabled. Any easy solution might be to download Winpatrol, disable the Windows Messaging service and see if that stops the popups. I agree also that it could be a rogue application causing the popups. Some of those are very difficult to get rid of, and often requires several tools and/or manual removal. But I would try disabling the Messenger Service (different from MS Instant Messenger) and see if that works first.
     
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