Virus - warning! spyware detected

July 23, 2008 at 06:24:25
Specs: XP SP 2 OSVer 5.1.2600.0., 2 GHz 1 GB RAM

since yesterday, I have a virus or something like that. My desktop shows a "blue screen" with the message "Warning! Spyware was detected on your computer..."

So I traced all files on my hardrive that were changed since yesterday and found the background picture and a suspicious .exe for which I find no information on the internet.

The exe is


and the picture is


I don't know what that thing does and if it is a virus or just a virus "imitation". I ran a full virus scan using McAfee Security Virus Scan

version 12.1.110
dat-version 5344.0000 from 07/22/2008 (yesterday)
engine version 5200.2160

The scan did not detect anything.

I am very grateful for any advice.


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July 23, 2008 at 06:27:41
OS Version is 5.1.2600.0.3119

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July 23, 2008 at 06:44:32
My McAfee just popped up with a warning message that I may have an unwanted program. It's a screensaver it seems called Joke-Bluescreen.c
which is in


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July 26, 2008 at 08:35:47
Download HiJackthis (google it) and do a scan and save the log. Then post that log on and an expert should help you within a couple of days if not that.

Also go to your add/remove programs list from control panel and remove anything that wasn't there before or seems suspicious. (same with your program list on your start button). Try trend micro housecall (good service, and free). Just google that and it'll take out grayware, spyware, viruses, worms, adware (basically everything).

Good Luck,
Zephyr 92

P.S- if all else fails, REFORMAT computer (which I had to do)

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July 28, 2008 at 20:39:39
Go to and follow the directions at the bottom of the Anitvirus2009 & Google article on the main page concerning the removal of antivirus2009. I downloaded the free malwarebytes software and the bluescreen virus was removed on the first attempt. No need to do the hijackthis stuff. This is the only solution I've found that worked.

You're a lifesaver zephr92. Thanks.

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August 21, 2008 at 23:00:23
Hello All,

My 15 year old son is a genius! This worked for me and I am happy with not seeing the blue screen or the "Warning Spyware Detected" message.

He told me to create another User Account and make myself the Administrator, keep my files and that should work.

I did it and I am happy to send this to you!

Go to Control Panel
Create a New User Account
Name yourself and Make yourself the Administrator, again
Log off of the old profile
Log into your new profile
Windows Vista will create and personalize a new desktop for you - allow this, it may take some time
Go to Control Panel
Go to User Accounts
Delete the Old Profile
Keep Your Files - this is important as you will loose everything, so "Keep Your Files"
Confirm to "Delete the Account"
Windows Vista will save the file to your Desktop
and Vwalla!! your back in business!

Hope this helps!

Lady C

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