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    Major spyware/virus problem

    Well it seems i accidently installed a bad codec or some **** of the net.

    Ive got spybot installed, and when i scan, it find 3 items. It deletes 2, then says 1 needs a restart as it's using memory or somet. I do this, it deletes it ok, when the PC boots it seems fine then the virus come back.

    Ive installed AVG free edition, should i scan using that????

    It's wierd. A system try icon appears, saying my computer is infected, then some crappy program installs itself, called spyware strike. I open up the net, and i get loads of crap about spyware programs and ****.

    Ive re-booted 3 times, used spybot, and it keeps coming back.

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    Try hijackthis

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    This might be of some help too.

    http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-spywarestrike.html

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    Run in safe mode, switch off system restore, remove virus, reboot it should be clear of the virus, as if you dont switch off system restore it will only just replace it again, hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    X2 4400+@ 2600Mhz| Asus A8N-E NF4 Ultra| Sapphire X1800XT 512Mb PCI-E| 2GB Corsair XMS PC3200| 520Watt OCZ Powerstream| 74GB Raptor| Thermalright XP90C/Panaflo| 19" NEC 930SB| Windows XP Pro SP2
    Don't tell me you spent all that money on that and didn't buy/use a £30 Anti-Virus program??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    Don't tell me you spent all that money on that and didn't buy/use a £30 Anti-Virus program??!
    Ive never had a virus/spyware in over 4 years of comptuing, so take your worthless comments elsehwere.

    Thanks ultimate, ill try that. it's called Vcodec the trojan.

    So how do i turn off system restore?
    Last edited by Smokey21; 21-01-2006 at 06:49 PM.

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    Ok ive turned of system restore.

    iam looking through that link by banana, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Ive never had a virus/spyware in over 4 years of comptuing, so take your worthless comments elsehwere.
    ..until now. A good AV package is worth it's weight in gold - anyone not running one is asking for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash
    ..until now. A good AV package is worth it's weight in gold - anyone not running one is asking for trouble.
    OMG, i don't need posts like this, so please stop posting **** like this.

    Turned off system restore, deleted usig spybot, did nothing at all. Still comes ****ing back, arrrrrrrrrrrrrg.

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    • NightshadowUK's system
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    I'd be tempted to run Windows in safe mode so you can back up all your stuff, and then start from scratch with a clean Windows installation... and this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    OMG, i don't need posts like this, so please stop posting **** like this.

    Turned off system restore, deleted usig spybot, did nothing at all. Still comes ****ing back, arrrrrrrrrrrrrg.
    Smokey - I'm not trying to annoy you, just get you to realise that running an internet connected PC without antivirus is asking for trouble.

    You're using AVG right? What's the name of the actual virus? If you goto start>run>msconfig and check the startup - make sure you remove any dodgy entries from there.

    Post back with the name of the infection and I'll see what else I can do.


    EDIT - just looked further into it - have you tried the removal tool from http://www.2-spyware.com/goout.php?id=5 ?

    EDIT 2 - prolly worth running that in safe mode...
    Last edited by Splash; 21-01-2006 at 08:22 PM.

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    • Curly's system
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous_dom
    Try hijackthis

    as sugguested above, then once you have created a log go Here

    hth, Curly

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    Well ive run spyware doctor, it got rid of loads of crap, then went into safe mode, and deletedwhat i found in the registery from the link.

    Spyware stike doesn't seem to start up anymore,and when i open the internet up, it comes up ok, normal home page, before it took of my homepage.

    Iam still getting the system tray icon, with the warning though.

    Spybot finds codec or somet, well it doesn't anymore, like i said i just get the pop up in systam tray now.

    Ill try spyware doctor in safe mode.
    Last edited by Smokey21; 21-01-2006 at 09:13 PM.

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    Strach that, still get spyware strike 2.5 install itself.

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    are you running any kind of firewall? i had to fix a similar spyware problem on someones machine doing the same as yours

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    Try this:-

    Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt>format c:

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