Suggestion to fix "spyware infection"

By nicksamarin
Jan 18, 2007
  1. Greetings, i'm new to the community and i want to make an urgent suggestion for those who have received a particular infection.
    A few days ago i saw a RED X on my bottom right corner of the screen with a "popup" that read, "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection". This drove me nuts for the past couple of days and i couldn't get any help until typed in the words shown above into my browser and came across the TechSpot webpage. I spent a few minutes browsing complaints and suggestions by others with the same problems or had solutions. I read an entry by MarkW2 and Rennie. They suggested going to and downloading Windows Defender which i did. After running the Scan that is part of the Defender download it showed no problems, even though i still had the infection. About 2 hours later a window popup showed i had a virus. It is called Reno. I took the prompts suggestion from Defender and asked to delete it. My RED X is gone and my computer is back to normal. Thanks everyone for the information and the opportunity to be able to come to a forum like this to receive help. Thanks Mark and Rennie. Cheers!
    Nick S.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Hi there nicksamarin and welcome to TechSpot!!

    It's always a pleasure to welcome a new member!!:)

    you need to post your spyware problem in the Security and the Web forum!!
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Thread moved.

    Just to be sure your system is clean.

    Go and read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of nicksamarin 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.
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