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Michelle
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
ok i don't really know whats wrong with my computer..ok
well theres this thing that won't go away its where my wallpaper is supposed
to be and it says that my computer is in danger and something..and then it
has this link that says "click if you want spyware removed" and i can't get
rid of the thing like it doesn't let me go to properties or anything..yea i
kno i think this sounded very very confusing. but if u don't understand then
e-mail me at starlite1952@msn.com
cuz i don't know how to get rid of it.

thank you soooo much!!!

Kevin
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
You need to run your spyware and anti-virus programs. Do not click on the
message!

"Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F33C8D4-7C3F-489B-8A63-6E4901FF5BB2@microsoft.com...
> ok i don't really know whats wrong with my computer..ok
> well theres this thing that won't go away its where my wallpaper is
supposed
> to be and it says that my computer is in danger and something..and then it
> has this link that says "click if you want spyware removed" and i can't
get
> rid of the thing like it doesn't let me go to properties or anything..yea
i
> kno i think this sounded very very confusing. but if u don't understand
then
> e-mail me at starlite1952@msn.com
> cuz i don't know how to get rid of it.
>
> thank you soooo much!!!
>
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
Don't ever go clicking things just because a web site, e-mail, popup or
rogue desktop tells you
to! If you are not 101% certain what an action will do - don't perform that
action.

Download, install, update and run the following:

If you don't have any antivirus installed, AVG Antivirus (free) from
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

Ad-Aware (free) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

SpyBot Search and Destroy (free) from
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Microsoft Anti Spyware (free) from
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

And continue to control your clicking finger!


--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F33C8D4-7C3F-489B-8A63-6E4901FF5BB2@microsoft.com...
> ok i don't really know whats wrong with my computer..ok
> well theres this thing that won't go away its where my wallpaper is
> supposed
> to be and it says that my computer is in danger and something..and then it
> has this link that says "click if you want spyware removed" and i can't
> get
> rid of the thing like it doesn't let me go to properties or anything..yea
> i
> kno i think this sounded very very confusing. but if u don't understand
> then
> e-mail me at starlite1952@msn.com
> cuz i don't know how to get rid of it.
>
> thank you soooo much!!!
>
>

Zilbandy
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
"Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>yea i
>kno i think this sounded very very confusing. but if u don't understand then
>e-mail me at starlite1952@msn.com
>cuz i don't know how to get rid of it.

Don't quit school yet! :x

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
Michelle wrote:
> ok i don't really know whats wrong with my computer..ok
> well theres this thing that won't go away its where my wallpaper is supposed
> to be and it says that my computer is in danger and something..and then it
> has this link that says "click if you want spyware removed" and i can't get
> rid of the thing like it doesn't let me go to properties or anything..yea i
> kno i think this sounded very very confusing. but if u don't understand then
> e-mail me at starlite1952@msn.com
> cuz i don't know how to get rid of it.
>
> thank you soooo much!!!
>
>


To deal with issues caused by any sort of "adware" and/or
"spyware,"such as Gator, Comet Cursors, Smiley Central, Xupiter, Bonzai
Buddy, or KaZaA, and their remnants, that you've deliberately (but
without understanding the consequences) installed, two products that
are quite effective (at finding and removing this type of scumware) are
Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and SpyBot Search & Destroy from
www.safer-networking.org/. Both have free versions. It's even possible
to use SpyBot Search & Destroy to "immunize" your system against most
future intrusions. I use both and generally perform manual scans every
week or so to clean out cookies, etc.

Additionally, manual removal instructions for the most common
varieties of scumware are available here:

PC Hell Spyware and Adware Removal Help
http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml

More information and assistance is available at these sites:

Blocking Ads, Parasites, and Hijackers with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

The Parasite Fight
http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm


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