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Wallpaper changes to Warning about spyware.

By pruds_15
Oct 3, 2006
  1. My wallpaper changed and says Warning...Spyware Threat Detected on your PC.

    I followed the instructions on the thread 'Trojan Pakes and other nasties, preliminary removal instructions'.

    I have attached my hijackthis log, along with the Ewido Log.

    Please let me know if there is anything else that I need to do.

    Regards,
    Amy
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html


    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    viewpoint
    Viewpoint Manager

    Close control panel.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    ViewMgr.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Other than the above, your HJT log is clean.

    It appears, you`re not running any antivirus or firewall software. This is a huge security risk.

    Download and install the free AVG or Avast antivirus programmes and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes. You can get them HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

    Install whichever firewall you chose, followed by whichever antivirus programme you chose. Reboot your system the required number of times. Run the antivirus updates.


    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.


    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of pruds_15 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. pruds_15

    pruds_15 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks!!!

    Thank you for your help. I am in the process of downloading/installing the firewall and anti-virus.

    Amy
     
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