Virus, spyware? please help

June 14, 2009 at 11:32:38
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 64 Athlon x2
Every time I try to browse anywhere on the net, I get a magenta colored screen saying:

"Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer!
This web site probably contains malicious software program, which can cause damage to your computer or perform actions without your permission. Your computer may be infected after visiting such web site.

We recommend you to install (or activate) antivirus security software.

I do realize that visiting this site can cause harm to my computer."

I've tried avg antivirus, spybot search and destroy, and also ad-aware. Nothing's working. Cant get this stupid annoying screen to go away. Please help! Thanks

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June 14, 2009 at 12:56:10

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June 14, 2009 at 15:18:25
i believe it found a couple things that i had avg "fix". i dont
remember specifically though. is there a log or something i
should pull up for you?

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June 14, 2009 at 15:20:22
Can you post screenshot of that magenta color screen.

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June 16, 2009 at 22:25:29
i cant paste a screenshot into this reply box. any suggestions? should i just run a hijack this and post the log?

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June 17, 2009 at 06:05:22
Post both upload it to and log to

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August 17, 2009 at 00:31:39
Since they poster to this query never posted a screenie, here it is:

My Dad is having this same issue, this scareware has his browser on virtual lockdown. I did quite a few google searches and it looks like this one doesn't get picked up by any one adware/virus scan program and many remnants are still in your registry after it is caught.

Scareware tries to get you to download even worse trojans virus's, so if you have this DO NOT go download what it wants you to!!!.

Tom's has always been a reliable place for answers, let me know if you can give a quick fix for this. Thanks!

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August 17, 2009 at 05:42:49
Scan your PC with Spyware Doctor.

Rename the installer before running it. test123.exe or similar.

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August 17, 2009 at 07:28:53
Ad-aware and Spybot S&D were once great tools but are now fast becoming obsolete. Some of the new tools to use are Malwarebytes, Super Anti-spyware free and even A-squared free.

After running scans and if it finds spyware then turn off then on system restore.

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.

~Mitchell Kapor ~

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August 17, 2009 at 08:17:29
1- First of all try Ccleaner slim (no toolbar) and remove all it finds. Also run the registry cleaner on it.
2- Then, run malwarebytes and remove all it finds.
3- I would suggest trojan remover and avast free, let avast do a bootscan on reboot and move ALL it finds to the chest.

Post back on how you are making out.

The avast will locate and remove any trojans or great!

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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August 17, 2009 at 13:50:03
Thanks all, I'll keep you updated, but I don't know how I am going to do this for my noob Dad when he is two states away.

Shoot, it took 20 minutes just to get him to paste a screenshot of his desktop and attach it to an email last night!

Virus makers would be a fun for target practice IRL
; )

Sometimes I wonder if anti-virus makers pay to have these unleashed on the net to get higher sales volumes. It has become the American way.

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