Read the Rogue Anti-spyware list at http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm then keep reading down to the TRUSTED list.
Best of luck,
I have this Spyware or Virus on this computer that won't go away, I have tried some Spyware Removers, but it won't go away, and everytime this comes up, some SpySheriff program prompts me to install SpySheriff, this is what it looks like when I get it
I always get that when the virus comes up, and when I use a system restore, it comes back eventually within the next day.
My computer is a ze5600 Pavilion Hp and is about 1 and a half years old if that will help...
I'm no expert, but one of the best ways I've found to deal with viruses and spyware is to use Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security.
You can actually download a 15 day trial version from Symantec's website and use it to disinfect your computer in the instance you don't want to purchase the full version yet.
If you have the money to spare, I'd strongly recommend purchasing norton systemworks. It will help keep your computer running properly and, as with Norton Antivirus and Norton interner security, will automatically remove some worms and most viruses.
You have to do a complete system scan though, and this will help your computer function properly.
I had my Norton Antivirus and Firewall turned ON all the time.In the weekend I turned OFF FireWall for 2 hours to download a file.Within two hours This SpySheriff attacked my PC by installing spysheriff program and deleted my desktop back ground and set with it's own back ground which I cannot bring it back till now.
This is what I did:
1)Uninstalld Spysheriff from my pc and deleted associated files from Recycle bin,Program files,including the folder.
After reboot, it came back by loading in startup after three attempts.
2)Enabled show all file formats under folder options. Searched for Spy*.*, *.jpg(for spysheriff desktop back ground),*.pf file(prefetch folder under windows/system32 I don't remember exact folder path.You can search for *.pf, Spy*.* and deleted associated files starting with (spysheriff*.pf). Uninstalled from Control panel->Add/Remove programs, followed step 1), tried look in Registry H_Key_local_Machine->Software section, I didn't find any where.Deleted all cookies, files, favorites, temp files,temporary internet files,documents and settings.
After reboot initially my previous desktop back ground comes back after completd stratup loading,but now no spysheriff background and loaded with plain blue.Currently I am happier than before.
I got control on the program loading at startup but, I cannot take control on how to set my desktop back ground.
If someone know, please post message.
Thanx in advance
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