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Malware

By mdappr
May 29, 2007
  1. Malware infected my laptop in the form of a malicious little item known as Spylocked. It got in on a Trojan Horse and altered my registry. Add/Remove Software in Windows did not work. I tried a demo version of Spyhunter and it found the Trojan horses and the changes to my registry. I purchased the commercial version for $29.95 and my system is clean. I'm not a geek and have little understanding of OS and will not touch my registry. So I was relieved. FYI: my laptop got infected after I'd updated windows, re-booted and saw a pop-up (very Windows like) telling me to update my security software, so I assumed (wrongly) I was to do that to. Then I got hit. Don't make the same mistake I did and be careful.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I suggest you do the following, just in case your system isn`t as clean as you think.

    I suggest you uninstall Spyhunter as this programme is of dubious repute at best. See HERE.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of mdappr only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. mdappr

    mdappr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Spyhunter

    Howard: I appreciate the reply. But...the article you referenced dates back 3 years. Spyhunter no longer has annoying pop up ads indicating false positives for malware, etc. Actually, the program works quite well. As I've said before, I'm not that tech savvy but the program worked. I'll try your suggestions, too and let you know the results. Thanks! E!
     
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