HELP HELP HELP multiple fake security alerts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Kabouter, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Kabouter

    Kabouter Guest

    ive got at least three different alerts coming up in the bottom right of my
    screen on the toolbar warning me of security alerts and trojan alerts one
    says about some networm thing and the other has a load of stuff idont
    understand is there something i can down load to get rid of them. any advice
    would be greatly appreciated
     
    Kabouter, Jan 13, 2008
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    robin Guest

    robin, Jan 13, 2008
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  3. Kabouter

    Victek Guest

    ive got at least three different alerts coming up in the bottom right of
    Download and run Smitfraudfix. You run the scan in normal windows mode and
    the cleanup in Safe Mode.

    I just goggled and found this link:

    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop_software/desktop_security/smitfraudfix.cfm
     
    Victek, Jan 14, 2008
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  4. You have at least one piece of malware, the one giving you those messages.
    Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
    of.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 14, 2008
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  5. Kabouter

    Gerald3092 Guest

    Check for information here http://www.bluecollarpc.net/pcsafety.html
    Most likely you clicked some "free antispyware" at a web ? These are now
    common place stemming from the Zero Day WMFmetafile exploit in Windows which
    has since been patched (XP) about 2 years ago. Make sure you run Windows
    Updates - your computer operating system lifeline - for all
    Patches/Fix/Updates and install them. In the "zero day" security hole in
    Windows, cyber criminals were quick to do their nasty malware writing to
    create these fake products including SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpywareQuake and
    handfuls more. The Windows patch plugged the hole. On a new Vista currently
    there is about 50 to 60 Updates through Windows Updates to apply to get up
    to speed and security wise - fully patched.

    Try these to get rid of it:
    Ad-Aware [working-freeware, personal use - and premium version]
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Ad-Aware Personal provides advanced protection from known data-mining,
    aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and
    tracking components. This software is downloadable free of charge for
    personal use.

    Microsoft AntiSpyware is now Windows Defender
    [working-freeware from Microsoft]
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
    Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against
    pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other
    unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system
    that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, and a new
    streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay
    productive.

    SUPERAntiSpyware [working-freeware, and premium version]
    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    SUPERAntiSpyware scans your computer for known Spyware, Adware, Malware,
    Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers and many other types of
    threats, and allows you to remove or quarantine them. It offers daily
    (manual) definition updates, as well as home page hijack protection and
    customizable scan options. Furthermore, the program includes a Repair
    feature that allows you to restore various settings which are often changed
    by malware programs, but usually not corrected by simply removing the
    parasite. The free version lacks real-time blocking and protection as well
    as several other advanced options.

    a-squared trojan remover (Free Working Version for life and Proactive
    Premium Version)
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
    a-squared (a-squared) is a complementary product to antivirus software and
    desktop firewalls on MS Windows computers. Antivirus software specializes in
    detecting classic viruses. Many available products have weaknesses in
    detecting other malicious software (Malware) like Trojans, Dialers, Worms
    and Spyware (Adware). a-squared fills the gap that malware writers exploit.
    Automatic updates: In a-squared Free the updater must be run manually. The
    auto-update feature of a-squared Personal checks hourly for new available
    updates and installs them automatically. a-squared Free is freeware! You can
    download and use it completely for free. You are also allowed to distribute
    it to third parties. To be able to use it, you only must set up a free
    a-squared Account, to get access to the update server. (Note you register by
    simple sign up to activate definitions downloads free).

    ive got at least three different alerts coming up in the bottom right of my
    screen on the toolbar warning me of security alerts and trojan alerts one
    says about some networm thing and the other has a load of stuff idont
    understand is there something i can down load to get rid of them. any advice
    would be greatly appreciated
     
    Gerald3092, Jan 14, 2008
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  6. I HAVE RECEIVED THE MASAGE MENTIONED BELLOW
    YA COMPUTER HAS AFFCATED IN TROJAN VIRIOUS PLS DOWN LOAD THE ANTI SPY WARE
    KIT.
     
    ANTISPYWARESHIELD,SPYWARE.CYBERLOG-X., Mar 12, 2008
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  7. Kabouter

    Malke Guest

    Malke, Mar 12, 2008
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  8. Kabouter

    bb Guest

    Yup, your computer is inflected - by a program that gives a message that
    your computer is inflected.

    You can try to remove it via normal malware programs (but *not* the
    program that it says to use!) but the only sure way is to reload Windows
    from scratch. There is a bonus for reloading, it'll run faster because
    it won't have all the crap ... ahhh ... installed programs that slow the
    *&^%! thing down.

    -bb
     
    bb, Mar 12, 2008
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