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Windows xp security centre icon - fake

Joined
Jan 26, 2007
Messages
13
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows XP - Media Center Edition
#1
Hey all
I have what appears on my desktop which looks like the windows security icon which pops up every now and then saying "The system has detedcted active spyware which may impact performance. Click here to download an uptodate anti-spyware solution. I stupidly clicked on it and a page opened like the security centre one with a list of software - virusrange,virus heal asking me to download. However when i open up the security centre manual it does not have these options. Im guessing fake!
Annoying thing is i cant remove it.
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
885
Location
Gloucestershire
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#2
that is indeed fake...this variant add registrys entries tio allow mailware etc to neter your machine...
go to www.trendmicro.com and do a full scan.......
then download ewido update that and do a full system scan.......

if this icon is still there after this run this scan http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm you should be ok after this


if not post back.i have some more suggestions.
regards
danzil
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Gloucestershire
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#4
do as above if you still have this bug.......onecare scan is great at picking up this mailware
regards
danzil