Virus problem or genuine?

  Landy Man 20:24 15 Oct 2003
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My sister, (bless her!!) tells me she is getting an odd programme running when she has accessed the internet. A message is displayed that says "Optimise your privacy & washout your internet tracks clean" Then the screen goes blue and a percentage 'search' is started. This only ever gets to around 60% and the computer hangs. A soft reset will clear this and restart the computer.

The safe money says it some sort of virus but what?

Anyone had the same, and cured it?

Appreciate any help

Cheers

Landyman

  VoG II 20:29 15 Oct 2003

I would suspect spyware rather than a virus. Get her to download and run Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here

  john-232317 21:56 15 Oct 2003

click here

Click on expertecs link in " not this one was it " it may help.

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