www.shortcut in desktop task bar

  quack 22:43 15 Nov 2007
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I have a shortcut in the taskbar of my desktop. The www. link goes to the home page of Security Protect which keeps popping up saying that my computer is infected by various viruses and urging me to download their programme to rectify this situation. I have tried scanning with AdAware, Spybot and Norton anti virus but none of these find the problem. How can I get rid of this?

  birdface 23:12 15 Nov 2007

Don't open it.Someone will come along shortly with the fix for it.

  birdface 23:33 15 Nov 2007

I dont suppose you have the name of the program.There is a fix for SpywareLocked.click here or SpywareQuake. click here I have never used any of those tools,Maybe better to wait untill someone with more experience can give you the help that you require.

  rdave13 23:54 15 Nov 2007

Try RogueRemover. Link to free version; click here .
Also try superantispyware; click here .
Update and run.

  Graham. 00:28 16 Nov 2007
  quack 10:02 16 Nov 2007

Thanks all. I have now found a fix for the problem by downloading and running Smitfraudfix.

  birdface 11:05 16 Nov 2007

Thanks for letting us know what solved your problem,it will also help others with the same problem that have been following your thread,Good luck.

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