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Adware & Spyware alert message in system tray?

by xplessons7 / March 26, 2007 9:17 PM PDT

Hi I recently started getting an icon that flashes in my system tray warning me about adware and spyware activity going on in my system. I emmediately purchased NORTON INTERNET SECURITY to help solve the problem. After installing and scanning the whole system and removing whatever threats norton thought there was, the icon still remains. It still flashes in my system tray. Can anyone maybe tell me why it isnt going away? Can I get it to go away?

I have Windows XP Home edition, SP2.


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In the forum on your left is Virus and Security forum
by darclew1 / March 27, 2007 11:57 AM PDT

At the beginning it lists all types of thing you can do to restore that problem. and they are free. Darrell L.

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by tomron / March 27, 2007 12:09 PM PDT

Is this similar too what is happen too HERE


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a lot are listed over there and how to use thm
by darclew1 / March 27, 2007 12:10 PM PDT
In reply to: xplessons7

1. Adaware
2. Spybot
3. Housecall
4. CWshredder
5. Stinger
6. EWIDO - Online scanner at
8, Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 (
9. Trend Micro standalone Sysclean "in the wild" cleaner.
10.SpySweeper trial version
11.Trojan Hunter trial version
12.Doctor Web CureIT free virus remover
and there are more

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Sounds Like a SmitFraud Type Rogue Program ....
by tobeach / March 27, 2007 5:45 PM PDT

along the lines of SpySherrif/Spyhawk/etc. which try to get you to click on the box to download a cure for the problem THEY JUST GAVE YOU! This will cause even more to be downloaded (even IF you pay)!!

In addition to others mentioned, the is a FREE program called
Rogue Remover & it specifically goes after about 300 of this type. At the following link, click on Rogue Remover (regular)on left side near top to download.

Should get it if it's one listed. Good Luck! Grin

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