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Wallpaper - spyware detected

By mheltone
Sep 1, 2008
  1. Hi, can you help me with this problem?

    I have a wallpaper that says "WARNING Spyware Detected on your computer"

    And I can't get rid of it.

    Please help me.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Download Smitfraud Fix
    http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.exe

    Clean:

    Reboot your computer in Safe Mode
    (before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually)

    Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe

    Select 2 and hit Enter to delete infected files.

    You will be prompted: Do you want to clean the registry ? answer Y (yes)
    and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

    The tool will now check if you are infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found): Replace infected file ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.

    A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

    Optional:

    To restore Trusted and Restricted site zone, select 3 and hit Enter.
    You will be prompted: Restore Trusted Zone ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to delete trusted zone.
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Additional Steps:

    (Start -Run)
    sc stop Messenger
    sc config Messenger start= disabled

    Restart

    Then continue to New Preliminary Removal Instructions
     
  3. mheltone

    mheltone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Hey thanks for the help..
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please let us know how you go, after doing all of the above
    Including the New Preliminary Removal Instructions
     
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