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"Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection."

By sgthenshaw
Oct 4, 2006
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  1. SPY SHERIFF "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection."

    I'm getting this message along with a blinking red X in the bottom right of my screen.

    I don't know how it happened. One day my computer was fine, the next day I have this red x and something called "spy sheriff" was mysteriously installed on my computer. I removed "spy sheriff" and my computer functions normally. . .except I have that red x and the constant popups saying "windows has detected spyware infection."

    I did have a spyware/adware problem a month or two ago, but I had it gotten rid of.

    Now, after my computer was totally fine for a while, I have this red x and constant annoying pop ups from it.

    Also, I notice that this red x and it's pop-ups ONLY appear when I launch Mozilla Firefox internet browser. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Mozilla, but the red x has remained.

    How do I get rid of it? Thanks!
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Once you`ve finished the instructions as suggested by N3051M.

    In addition to posting a fresh HJT log, please post an Ewido log as well. These should be posted as attachments.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of sgthenshaw 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.
     
  4. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Posts: 181

    last time i also get this kind of problem,probably that's spyware itself.
     
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