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virus alert in taskbar

by Dachiefman / January 16, 2006 4:44 PM PST

Hi...

I've scan my computer with all spyware and anti-virus software i know and im still getting that pop-up message in my taskbar telling me that my computer is infected and is I double-click on it its a software called antispywarestrike that opens.

Plz help me im about to throw my computer through the window.

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Undoubtedly you have a baddie on your computer
by bglover51 / January 16, 2006 5:10 PM PST
In reply to: virus alert in taskbar

It could be a trojan or it might be an adware generating the popup. The likeliest culprit would be a trojan in this case.

You don't say what protection programs you are running. That would be helpful. At the least, you should try running Adaware, Spybot, Ewido and A-squared (all free) in addition to the products you currently use. All of these products are available at Download.com, or find the link to the Anti Parasite suite in this forum. All the links are provided there.

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That's one of the rogue antispyware
by Donna Buenaventura / January 16, 2006 6:28 PM PST
In reply to: virus alert in taskbar

SpywareStrike - aggressive/deceptive advertising, desktop hijacking (1); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, & SpyAxe [A: 1-5-06 / U: 1-5-06]
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
More info on this rogue product:
SpywareStrike, a clone SpyAxe blackhole
See also Suzi Turner's blog on the SpywareStrike:
blogs.zdnet.com/Spyware/?p=742

There is a self-help guide in BleepingComputer.com to remove SpywareStrike:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic40303.html
or
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal:_SpyAxe_Removal

If you are comfortable in the using any of the mentioned tools in the said self-help guide, do not use them. Ask for guidance instead from HijackThis analysts.

First, get HijackThis from:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
http://dozleng.com/downloads/projectsbyMerijn/HijackThis.exe

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis creates will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed on)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to ''HJT'' or ''HijackThis''. Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post the log file in any forums that offers HijackThis analysis.

DO NOT fix anything by yourself, most of the items are harmless.

Post the log in forums that offer HijackThis analysis:
http://asap.maddoktor2.com/

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