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Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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"Your computer is infected!" message.
« on: July 07, 2006, 01:47:16 PM »
I keep getting this message saying "Your computer is infected!.

Here's a screenshot of the message (ignore the 'GameFAQs' bit, it's the message in the corner).

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i305/ukmidis/image002.jpg

(It's full size so you can see the message).

Has anyone got this message, and if so, is it genuine or one of those 'joke' things?

Offline TerraEsperZ

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RE: "Your computer is infected!" message.
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 02:12:58 PM »
This is definitely caused by a spyware. If it came from your own computer, whatever programmed found it would identify itself (like AVG Anti-Virus or something like that).



I think I've found a procedure to remove it at http://forums.techguy.org/security/452667-solved-spyware-quake.html , and the post by itself is at http://forums.techguy.org/3464303-post4.html. You should try that and then tell us about it. Also, it would be good to know which browser you're using (Internet Explorer is like a giant backdoor for viruses and spywares) as well as any anti-spyware software you have. I recommend Spybot Search & Destroy, Lavasoft Ad-Aware and SpywareBlaster (all free).



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Offline bustin98

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RE: "Your computer is infected!" message.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 09:00:17 PM »
The program 'hijackthis' is also helpful.



Remember to run these programs in Safe Mode, if possible.

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