Fake alert

  Big cog 21:57 19 Jun 2007

How can I remove a fake alert icon from my task bar?

  SANTOS7 21:59 19 Jun 2007

If you mean the Windows Genuine Advantage notice..

1. Lauch Windows Task Manager.
2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
4. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
5. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
6. Lauch RegEdit.
7. Browse to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
8. Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
9. Reboot Windows XP.

  VoG II 22:01 19 Jun 2007

1. which alert?

2. I thought that you were offline due to atmospherics.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:17 19 Jun 2007

If this has occureed after install Windows updates, sstem restore to before the updates were installed.

  Big cog 22:47 19 Jun 2007

The one that says youre computer is infected .

  Big cog 16:27 20 Jun 2007

I have got rid of this one before by deleting it in system 32 using safe mode
But this time I can’t find it, if I hide it in the task bar it reapers the next time I log on.
The icon is listed as no title.

  Big cog 22:19 20 Jun 2007

Cumon santos7 don't let me down now,your the man.
VoTgm thers only one fake alert the protection racket (down load my software or I wont go away).

  Big cog 22:26 20 Jun 2007

Sory VoGtm the old dislexier probaly spelt that rong as wel or shuld that be two ellls.

  chocolate cake 22:48 20 Jun 2007

It sounds like you have a SmitFraud Trojan variant.

Try a search of the forum, there seems to be lots of hits and plenty of suggestions as to how to remove it.

  Big cog 17:39 24 Jun 2007

Problem solved it gave up in the end, Then McAfee ate it.
Many thanks to you all.

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