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Old 10-18-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm new to this site. was searcing on google for a forum support group to help me with my spyware problem and found this place.

I'm not the most computer literate guy out there, so I will try the best I can to explain my problem. I believe I have a spyware problem. There is a red "X" on the bottom right of my screen. When I put my mouse on the X, there is a message that says "Windows has detected spyware infection! Click here to protect your computer from spyware". I see that a XP Antispyware 2009 is installed on my computer. For some reason, I cannot remove it from my computer when I tried to remove the program.

What can I do to solve the problem. any help will be appreciated. thanks
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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Heres a link that might solve your problem: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malw...tispyware-2009
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:59 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, i cannot access the link. that's one of the effects of my virus. i cannot access many sites, including my hotmail. can you please paste it here. thanks
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Just google AVG anti-virus. It's free to use and very effective.
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http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...mbam-setup.exe Try this link. Download it and run the program.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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I can't access that link either. When i click, I have a message that Internet explorer has encountered a problem.

Same for the AVG anti-virus idea. I can go on google and search. But, when the results come out, I click and another pop up window opens.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:08 AM   #7
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See if you can download another browser. Or, use windows update. Sometimes it will take care of viruses on it's own.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:14 AM   #8
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I see that a XP Antispyware 2009 is installed on my computer.
You're in deep shit buddy. For a guy who's not very computer literate I recommend a reformat.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:22 AM   #9
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what are the consequences of reformatting? do i lose everything i have saved?
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:23 AM   #10
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You lose everything. What do you have on there?
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