Spyware...?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by loriajuarez, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. loriajuarez macrumors newbie

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    my pc has a blue screen w/ a message in the middle that reads warning spyware detected on your pc install anti virus or spyware remover to clean your pc. so i thought i did..i did super anti spyware and i still have the same message my pc is running faster but i still have thousands of popups & such. any ideas of how to get rid of this??
     
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  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    get a Mac ? ;)
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You got duped. The antivirus software you downloaded was the virus. It's been going around for a few years now. It locks down your system requiring to to buy their services. When/if you do, they get your money and their promise to unlock your system goes unfulfilled. You got duped.

    Your best course of action would be to format your Windows PC and reload it fresh to ensure all of the virus is gone.
     
  5. dwilliams15 macrumors newbie

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    Your computer is infected with some description of malware, which is giving you this message, probably to fool you into buying their useless software. Superantispyware is not an anti-virus program, so you need to cover all the angles. Download, install, update and scan with these programs:

    Spyware Terminator: http://www.spywareterminator.com/
    Avira AntiVir Classic: http://www.free-av.com/
    AVG anti-spyware free: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-fre…

    If they do not solve the problem, try restarting in safe mode (press f8 repeatedly while your computer starts up), and scan in that. Then reboot your computer into normal windows, and see if it is gone. If not, scan with http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en…
    and then online with http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
     
  6. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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  7. MainStreet macrumors newbie

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    It's a "rogue" antispyware/antivirus. Lots of them out there. Where did you download it from? You can report it as Malware...
     

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