Warning: Spyware threat has been detected on your PC

By RookieOPFLA
Oct 25, 2008
  1. Can any PLEASE help me get rid of this spyware...My desktop has turned blue, I cannot activate my Task Manager, and I continue to get pop ups telling me that my system has been infected.

    Thanks so much for your time and expertise!
  2. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Boot to Safe Mode and run msconfig.exe (there's a standalone version of it) as soon as you reach your Desktop. Go to the Startup list and disable EVERYTHING! Restart to either Safe or Normal Mode and then run the following 3 anti-spyware utilities:

    • AVG 8.0
    • Ad-Aware 2008
    • Spybot Search & Destroy

    You can find them at

    -- Andy
  3. Quantex_rox

    Quantex_rox TS Rookie Posts: 123

    I would just run malewarebytes.

    Malewarebytes looks for all viruses, spybots, etc... and does it quickly.

    You can download on their website
  4. RookieOPFLA

    RookieOPFLA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you BOTH very much! I will try your recommendations ASAP!

  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    For all Virus\Malware removal have a look at:

    Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

    To re-enable Task Manager download RatsCheddar

    It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
    Save and extract this program to the desktop.
    Once extracted, Double click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
    Enable everything, then click Exit
    Reboot your Computer.
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