Help to remove infection

  Tooley88 16:17 02 Jul 2008

Hi all

My PC appears to be infected with a virus or malware, a notice came up saying i was infected, I ran my anti-virus & spyware programms which removed a number of threats. Now my opening screen shows a sign saying "Warning spywaer detected on your computer. Install an Antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer" and every few minutes a notice comes up offering to sell Malware Protector for 49.95 dollars, also another notice saying turn on Windows Performance. but I am reluctant to atempt anything with these two as its probably a con.

i have tried removing the programs with Add/Remove
programme in control panel but they still remain.Can you help.

regards Tooley

  mfletch 16:41 02 Jul 2008


Download SAS Superantispyware and do a full scan in safe mode,

click here

Reboot into SAFE MODE

1/Click Start and then click Turn Off Computer.
2/In the Turn Off Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.
3/As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8 repeatedly.
4/Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
5/If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
Note: If Windows launches before you can choose a safe mode, restart your computer and try again
PS/ Sometimes it maybe the F5 key

  drzoom 18:29 02 Jul 2008

This is really excellent advive, sorted out a real virus headache I was having.

Many thanks to mfletch

  Tooley88 18:49 03 Jul 2008


Thanks mfletch, did what you suggested and this seems to have worked and computer seems to be acting OK except two screen shots still keep coming on screen 1st is a offer to use a programme to get rid of spyware ect. it apears to be from PC Antispy but I can't manage to get rid of it. 2nd is saying turn on windows performance but again I dont know if its genuine or not. Any ideas

Regards Tooley

  ICF 18:59 03 Jul 2008

Try Trojan Hunter click here

  mfletch 19:10 03 Jul 2008


Download Malwarebytes anti malware,

click here

Then install it and check for any updates,

Then delete all temp Internet files and cookies

Ccleaner is easiest to use for this,

click here

Do a full scan with Malwarebytes in safe mode again,


  Tooley88 22:18 05 Jul 2008


Thanks mfletch & ICF, I have loaded & run both these programs but still still get the two screen shots popping up from time to time, otherwise the computer is working OK just annoying. Is there a file anywhere in my system I can delate, or any other ideas.

Regards Tooley

  Quiller. 22:41 05 Jul 2008

antivir XP 08?

it's a pig to get rid of.

  rdave13 23:17 05 Jul 2008

Suggest you go to a malware removal specialist forum to get your PC checked and any remaining remenants removed.
Have a look at this thread; click here

  Tooley88 16:30 07 Jul 2008

Hi Again All,

Yes quiller one of them is, there are three altogether, 1, PC Clean Pro, 2, PC Antispy 2008, 3, Windows Performance, all saying download to cure.

rdave, i tried the link you gave, it found a couple of items but to date two of the above have reappeared.

Any more ideas.

Regards, tooley.

  mfletch 17:35 07 Jul 2008

If you are using XP download smitfraudfix and follow the instructions,

click here

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