spyware!! confused

  noddy_2121 14:54 22 Sep 2008

Hi all,

i am using windows vista and i have got a problem that has really confused me.

I get a large windows / message appearing as soon as i log on saying "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer, install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer".

I have used windows defender and ad-aware to check for infection, two infections were found and removed, however when i reboot the message re appears!! it looks like this is not a real window it is actually an image on the desktop background, but when i put my own image back as the dekstop background this warning message appears on a reboot.

Can anyone help me please?


  DippyGirl 15:09 22 Sep 2008

Any specifics of what was found?
In the meantime try the following
Malwarebytes Anti-malware click here
SUPERAntispyware click here
Both free
Download/install/get latest updates/run (one at a time) in Safe Mode

  rawprawn 15:22 22 Sep 2008

How to stop Vista Antivirus 2008 processes:

1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys ALT + CTRL + DELETE or CTRL + Shift + ESC.
3. Click Processes tab, and find Vista Antivirus 2008 processes.
4. Once you’ve found the Vista Antivirus 2008 processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Vista Antivirus 2008. I would also recomend running superantispyware in safe mode., good luck with your problam.,

  noddy_2121 15:35 22 Sep 2008

thank you for your help, the software you have suggested has deteced 25 items and it hasnt even finished scanning!

thanks again!

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