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your computer is infected! help me!!!

By ahlamie ·
pop up with windows has detected spyware infection!
i have windows xp. i all of the sudden have a little red ball with a white x in the middle that pops up a balloon with the messages above wanting me to click to get the latest spyware updates. how the heck do i permanently get rid of this? detailed instructions please, i'm going nuts over here!

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by bcpgm In reply to your computer is infected ...

This is a scam! It may offer you an antispyware to remove the spyware for a price.

Download the programs below and update definitions (except CCleaner). Run them in Safe Mode.

1. CCleaner -
2. Ad-aware SE Personal -
3. Spybot S&amp -
4. Ewido -
5. SuperAntiSpyware -

If you still have the problem, refer to for more info and run below in Safe Mode.

1. Smitfraud removal tutorial -
2. Smitrem tutorial -

Please add a comment if you have more info or help.

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by saihib In reply to your computer is infected ...

Download and install the free Yahoo toolbar.
It includes a popup blocker. Get it here:

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by zaferus In reply to your computer is infected ...

My sister's computer had this piece of spyware - it's REALLY nasty and hard to get rid of.

Before starting back up any data that would "really suck" to lose.

There are a few companies that run this scam - you need to figure out the offender:

If it's spyaxe:
1) Save from to your desktop or HDD. If you can't find them here do a google for "Spyaxe uninstaller

2) Extract 2 files "illegal_adv_uninstall1.exe" and "illegal_adv_uninstall2.exe" to your desktop or your HDD using WinZip.

3) Execute both of them one by one by double-clicking with your mouse.

4) Reboot your PC

Spyaxe has recently been working with an advanced malware program called SpywareStrike which poses as a program to REMOVE spyware. NASTY!

This was what my sister had, I followed this thread:

Also check out Wikipedia on it:

If these don't work:

- Try Microsoft's Malware tool - sometimes it's surprising what it can (and can't) clean:

- I also tried an online spyware remover. I didn't remove it but it told me WHAT it was so I could google ways to fix it:

Good luck!!!

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by Dumphrey In reply to your computer is infected ...

Wow...very complete listings here. just to ad dmy 2 cents..this sight has a lot of good information about spy/mal ware and links to good tools.

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by jrl8747 In reply to your computer is infected ...

Be sure to not load network connection under safe mode and disconnect from the internet until the problem is cleared, because it will continue to reinstall itself.

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by frank_delessio In reply to

how do I put my computer in safe mode?

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by lamczyknic3000 In reply to your computer is infected ...

this is an ad-ware pop-up. what you need to do is go in search of an ad-ware block because windows security isn't 100% efficient.

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