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Hammer
01-10-2006, 06:41 PM
ive got this screen that has taken the place of my homepage when i turn on my computer, it is from spyware strike 2.5 and says somebody is stealing my valuable info and also this little box from the bottom of my screen that says your computer is infected? i went on the control panel and deleted the program for this spyware strike but it keeps coming back. anyway its pissing me off and i dont know how to get rid of it and get my regular screen back, any ideas.

58PanMan
01-10-2006, 07:32 PM
Go to http://www.geekstogo.com, specifically: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs-f37.html

There are forums and postings to help you get back to where you were.
Also the hijack and malware software advertised at the top of the page
will help you get started.

After you get everything restored there are several steps you NEED to take:

1. Upload the newest patches to windows. Use "Windows Update".

2. Stop using Internet Explorer
Use Firefox. Download it from mozilla.com
Viruses are written for Windows and Windows products.
Firefox is safer and better.

3. Stop using Outlook as an email.
Get Thunderbird when you get Firefox.

4. Buy a firewall and antivirus program and keep it updated.
I use Symantic Client Services Firewall w/ antivirus and it
stops attacks on my system. Norton is also good.

5. Download Spybot and set it up to immunize your system from
spyware and bots.

Good Luck.

Growlpipe
01-10-2006, 08:05 PM
58 has great suggestions. You need to get rid of that now!!! Go to the McAfee website http://mcafee.com and "run" their scan software from their site. Then go to http://housecall65.trendmicro.com and run the scan from there also. You'll be able to quarantine and delete the problems. Those two sites will pretty much take care of your issues.
You'll also want to download "Spybot - Search and Destroy" and "Ad-aware" Both can be gotten from http://www.majorgeeks.com in the spyware section on the left of the page. Check for updates and run ALL 4 of them once a week.

And as 58 said, you NEED a good Virus and Firewall protection product. 58 recommended Symantec and I like Mcafee, just because I'm more familiar with it.
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Shorty
01-11-2006, 11:56 PM
As far as the antivirus/firewall software I had always been a huge supporter of Symantec products since they are homebased in my state. One day I took Growlpipes advice and did the online scan from Mcafee and it found alot of crap on my computer that Norton overlooked. Now all 4 computers in my house run the whole Mcafee suite of internet security products.
Just my .02.