Microsoft security allert

By eyemfedup2 ยท 6 replies
Nov 28, 2008
  1. hi all
    I've got a question
    i have a laptop with xp home
    it was in bad shape
    loaded Norton Internet security and removed Trojan, and malware, also ran malware bytes to be sure

    its all good now except once windows detected malware Spyware ISpynow
    before i fixed it , now it wont leave me alone
    windows wants me to turn on firewall and enable protection
    Norton is all enabled and reads secure

    the other programs don't see any Spyware ISpynow
    why does it keep popping up
    how do i stop it i cant seem to figure this one out

    I've also ran tuneup utilities 2008 to tweak it up a little.

    FYI: there is a guy on ebay selling 2 year multi user licence for the tuneup utilities 2008 ver
    for 5.00$
    you download the trial then put in the code and shazam
    supposed to support up to 7 computers

    hope you guys had a happy turkey day
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    More likely supports a big emptying of your bank account. Beware. MOST of these things are scams, especially those demanding money up-front.
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    paid with money order 3 installations so far
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Is it safe to assume that this "looks like" it came from Microsoft? Because it didn't. It's an unethical use of the Messenger Sercice which is suppose to be used by the Administrator of the network to communicate with the other computers on the network.
    The scammers learned a long time ago that by 'spoofing' the color and format, user would think MS sent it and act on it.

    Full Name: iSpyNOW Websearch
    Type: Commercial Monitoring Software
    More here:
  6. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Turn off the Messenger Service:
    Start> Run> services.msc> right click on Messenger> Properties> change Startup type to Disabled> Stop the Service.

    thank you
    i tried this and it is disabled
    im not sure that ISpynow was not intentionally put on this computer
    i looked up ISpynow and they want me to purchase spyhunter 3
    sounds fishy

    another interesting thing is when i click on Internet explorer to go to my home page
    i get a screen that says
    insecure Internet activity threat of virus attack

    two icons the windows shield
    one green:click here to get real time full advanced protection and continue browsing

    one red:continue to the website unprotected (not recommended)
    its like the system doesn't recognize that i have installed full Internet security

    windows firewall is of live updates are on
    i don't get it?
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Please follow the link in Post #4 to run the malware cleaning programs, then attach the logs.
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