Security Warnings

By jhaynes
Aug 23, 2008
  1. Hi

    Can you help. I keep getting Security warning on my lap top and I don't know what to do because i don't have a clue about this sort of thing. I got quite a few yesterday don't remember the name, I tried to follow instructions but then i got a message fom windows saying it could be a false company. Today a window pops up from vista antivirus 2008 saying my laptop is infected with spyware harmful and malicious software detected, Backdoor win 32/NT Root high, Backdoor win 32sivuxa High, Trojan.caiijing high. I have symantec security is this sufficiant, do I need to do something else, or ignore the messages.

  2. SpiritWind

    SpiritWind TS Rookie Posts: 164

    "Rogue" program !?

    Hi :

    Sounds like you have what the Malware-fighting "community" calls a "Rogue"
    program !? Best to start, and hopefully end, with running a "Full Scan" of the
    FREE "MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware", best downloaded from ; just click the green "Download" button to start
    the "process" . After Installation, make sure you "Update" it PRIOR to running
    its "Full Scan" .

    "Symantec security" is NOT that good; you would be better off using the program
    I just mentioned, along with "SUPERAntiSpyware" from
    for your antiSPYWARE/antiTROJAN protection . For antiVIRUS protection, I
    recommend the FREE Avast Home Edition ( ) with more SPECIFIC
    Info at .
    IF you decide to "remove" the Symantec "Security", you will need to run its
    "Removal Tool" available at several Sites PRIOR to "Installing" any "New"
    antiVIRUS program .
  3. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,214

    No what we should do is get a hijackthis log first to make sure something is wrong not just shot with out aiming.

    * Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
    • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Come back here to this thread and Attach the log in txt format your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
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