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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Sorry ubbangel

Erm

Right.

My dad's computer picked up some spyware. I happily downloaded Search and Destroy and Adaware, and this got rid of most of the problems.

Unfortunatly, it hasn't done the proper trick. In the system tray, there is a big yellow exclmation mark. Which very so often makes a popping noise and up comes a speech bubble saying:
"System Alert: Adware and Spyware
Your computer performance slowed down. Your internet connection speed had decreased. You recive more spam emails than ever. Use spyware scan to find out the reason"

Obviously not an official microsoft warning. I'm thinking its a false advert for a spyware removal tool that makes things worse... or maybe its just bogus.

Either way its annoying.

Not only does this exclamation mark make popping noises every 60 secs and tells me stuff that isn't really true, it has also changed my homepage to http://www.needupdate.com/
Even when I change it in "Internet Options" it keeps going to this site.

Written by: The Site
Your private info is collected by W32.Sinnaka.A@mm
Your IP address: 86.136.227.44

Your Country: GB, United Kingdom

They know you're using: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

Operation System: OS Windows

Risk status for futher investigation: VERY HIGH RISK

Time of investigation: Fri Dec 16 11:54:24 PST 2005



Having googled W32.Sinnaka.A@mm I discovred that its a worm virus.

So now I'm horribly confused...

Help, suggestions anything is welcome smile


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
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Posted:Give your dad a slap on the wrist and tell him to stop looking at unmentional sites...
Other than that, I have no idea smile


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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:Have you seen the other spyware threads?
[Obi Wan]They contain all the information you could ever possibly need..[/Obi Wan]

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...5/o/all/fpart/1


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Saw all them already.
Tried all of them.

Nothing.

So I started a new thread. Hence the apology.

S'all fixed now though... no more popping exclamation marks... biggrin


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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:so the problem was......?
umm


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Figuring out how to fix it...



Which I eventually did.... after a few hours of swearing loudly at the screen.



Lots of nasty spyware had been put onto my computer



But yeah... obviously this thread is quite useless...



*sigh*



Guess I should go ask a mod to delete it or sumink...



*hipthrust*

EDITED_BY: Fine_Rabid_Dog (1134845914)


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Posted:rolleyes

[mutters]talk about getting blood out of a stone[/mutters]



So how did you fix it?

And what was causing it?



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Oh, oh, oh and oh; did you only download search and destroy and adaware, or did you get all the other programs too? (Microsoft Anti Spyware, Grisoft Anti virus, SpyBot etc)



Im suprised if you downloaded all of them and none of them worked.... umm


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Right..

erm...

I discovered that this was a bogus spyware thingy.

So, remembering some advice I hear from someone on here, I did a search on google, on "Spyaxe removal".

Lo and behold, up came a nice site with instructions ( http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=78572
) which I followed.

Sorted.

Better? smile


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Posted:Ta smile
Just thought it would help explaining it if someone else ever has the same problem.


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Posted:Damn!

I missed a geeky thread!

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Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:*cough* oops - that last post was really from me...

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Pffft... some geek you are biggrin

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Posted:ubblol

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Richee
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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Did you know that if you want to ""uninstall" this all removal software its sometime very difficult? Im pointing that after a
while you find removing warez very boring and than its right
time for firewall.

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Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
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Posted:*remembers the days of deleting malware by having to sift through the registry, msconfig and program files*

someties, i still find that the most effective way of killing stuff, because you know its gone, then.


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