Help me - Computer being taken over by spyware and false virus programs!

By aussiedge
Apr 9, 2006
  1. hi guys
    my computer is being taken over by spyware and fake antivirus messages. I have attached a hijack this file. I am currently running windows XP with Trend Micro anti virus software which is up to date. does anyone have any tips?

    Read: Before posting your HijackThis log. Please read this.
  2. aussiedge

    aussiedge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    a copy of my hijack file is attached

    Read the post again, it says specifically .TXT
    We DON'T want your virus-infested .DOC files!
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    aussiedge, go to the security and web part of this forum and read the top 6 stickies on how to remove trojans/cws/etc... and any other stickies that may look usefull, then post it here as a hjt.txt file.

    in very short summary of those:
    Remove uneccisary programs, INCLUDING P2P/Limewire software
    update windows
    update anti-virus/mal/ad/spyware software or if you dont download a few free/trail ones. suggested: AVG, Adaware, Spybot
    reboot into safe mode (hit F8 while pc is booting)
    run all your scanners, clean if found stuff
    goto trendmicro's housecall/edwido/panda online and get a scan there
    Post HJT.TXT file here.

    download a good firewall prog eg: Zonealarm Free and/or get yourself a firewall hardware to stop tehm coming in to your pc.
    dont go into any more dodgy sites nor download/install anything and everything you see on the page without thinking. nor use any p2p programs (if you previously do).. they're the most common places of warez tranfer/infection methods

    but i still advise you to read them anyhow.

    happy hunting.
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