ANSWERS: 29
  • You can get Spybot Search and Destroy for free (they ask for a donation, but it's optional). It's actually one of the better tools for these jobs: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
  • It's a scam. Don't click anything that says that. If something like that pops up close it by hitting 'Ctrl' + W. That will close the window without having to click anything. Chances are that even clicking the red 'X' could cause a malicious script to run on your machine. I use Spybot Search & Destroy, Adaware, and Cleanup! to help keep my systems clean from viruses.
  • You have an infection. The program that wants to install stuff is malicious. I would go with something trusted. If you don't have something to take care of it already, I might suggest Spybot-Search and Destroy. http://safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
  • Yes, your Microsoft Windows is infected with adware (and probably more). Time to ditch whatever security suite you're currently using as it has just failed miserably at its job! Grab yourself a copy of Avast! instead - its free to use at home. http://www.avast.com
  • Yeah, if you click anything in a popup window, (often including the 'X' that closes the window, the popup may redirect your browser to another site, or attempt to install some sort of software on your computer. If they have to trick you to get you to put something on your computer, chances are, you don't want it... As far as the window that pops up saying that there's spyware detected, and wants to sell you a program to kill it, a lot of those "spyware killer" programs are actually adware in disguise. There's a lot of information on this in wikipedia. I can vouch for Avast! although I will also say that it's protection isn't perfect, and I've had a couple of trojans sneak past it... Avast! is able to keep them from using any system resources, but it's not able to wipe them off the hard drive...
  • Avast and Adaware,I havent had any major problems since i installed them.
  • All the above.
  • It's a scam. Don't click on anything that wants your money first.
  • All computers pick up spyware which is considered questionable program flaws. Spam sites will tell you that you have something that could cause damage and that may or may not (mostly not) cause a problem. AVG is a great free virus protection that can rid you of harmful files. No reason to pay an outside source for something you can get for free.
  • Kudos to all the others. Great answers all. I think you should start with the simplest first. Sometimes a fix is as simple as closing you browser. First, get a Fire wall. There is a very good free one at: http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/home.jsp Look around on the site and you will find the one that is free for home use. I've used it for several years. To keep viruses from coming in on your emails, get an anti-virus app (if you don't already have one). There is a very good free one at: http://www.avg.com/ Again look around on the site to find the one that is free for home use. I use this one cause it's doesn't take over your computer like Norton and the others. To get rid of the stuff in index.dat, go here: http://www.bmesite.com/ and download Internet Sweeper. - free This one will clean out lots of stuff (ccleaner): http://www.ccleaner.com/ - free Get Adaware here: http://www.lavasoft.com/ Read the page to see what it does. - free And, of course Spybot: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22262-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/description.html - free All of these sites offer great products absolutely free! You don't need to be "tech savvy" or an "IT Professional" to download or use them and I haven't had a problem that could not be solved in years. Good luck and consider this problem part of your PC education 101. :)
  • hello there,i come up against this all the time,i ignore it---its a money in their pockets scheme,its a scam!
  • #1, you're a genius & # 2 Thank God I you're ok, I've worried about you, I have no idea why, I'm just a nut, lol
  • Probably a virus Because Windows doesn't randomly ask you for money like that.. It's obviously a scam Use other internet protection software and get it off your computer
  • its a scam. you download the spy ware which is really called malware. it has more viruses. then you have the viruses and the malware says you have to pay forty dollars to get the viruses removed. stuff it put there. dont let it get that far. rebooting is good advice. if you get the virus anyway, you can go back in time to a saved point in time. i forget what it is called. your computer might have it.
  • It's a scam because it asks your for money. If it wasn't a scam it would just be a Windows Security Alert. But you should get Windows Defender to prevent any future problems. Windows Defender is free and provides the best antivirus protection out of anything that's on the Internet. And never pay any money for any antivirus software cause the best ones are always free and usually pay for themselves. Spybot-Search and Destroy is also really good (and free of course), but they do ask people to donate, which is optional.
  • Please install avira antivirus !It's free for lifetime and doesn't compromise with speed!
  • I think it is a scam. I wouldn't be surprised if it is a virus.
  • i got the very same messege yesterday! of course i did not follow the sites instructions..very suspicious. so do not download anything like that. whenever i receive an update for my spyware, there is no mention of a price..iam a victim of multiple virus attack so i learned my lesson and since iam surfing the net everyday, iam always cautious and take any nessesary steps to ensure i dont fall for any scamming traps. because with one click of your mouse, then its too late.
  • just spyware, take a breather and look at this list all free, seems to work well for most folk, also suggest you do msconfig too as spyware can hide there too and added bonus it will speed system up too(just do it after you have finished cleaning system with other stuff) SIMPLE STEPS TO DOWNLOADING VIRUS & SPYWARE PROTECTION (& steps for protecting PC) Also software for registry repair & finding driver’s For XP NEWEST AVG 8.0 BOTH ANTI-VIRUS & ANTI-SPYWARE (for those running Vista you must have all updates done plus SP1 to use) http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe AVG anti FOR SPYWARE, MALWARE, ROOTKITS http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antispyware/ Click on the right hand side of page where it says download latest version 11.84MB When next page opens watch for yellow bar at top which you may have to click to allow download to start, click and choose save to desktop. Then open from there. AVG Vcleaner-cleans 704 viruses and variants http://www.scanwith.com/download/AVG_Vcleaner.htm Now for your next layer of protection download the following also but remember you can only run one program at a time, but each of these will fine things the other didn’t. Spybot S&D found at www.safer-networking.org DOWNLOAD SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED www.safer-networking.org IN THE YAHOO OR GOOGLE SEARCH BAR (you may see yahoo or google asking if you mean .com instead of .org it is suppose to be .org at the end of web site) 1. IT WILL SAY HOME OF: : The home of Spybot-S&D! 2. UNDER THIS YOU WILL SEE THE WORDS: Download. Home of SpyBot-S&D, and 6 different languages. Simply click on the language of your choice for example; ENGLISH 3. THIS IS THE HOME PAGE, LOOK DOWN AND FIND UNDER PRODUCTS, SEE 1.6.0 AND RIGHT UNDER PRODUCTS WORD YOU SEE PICTURE OF S&D CLICK IT, THIS IS ALL SAME LINE. 4. NEXT PAGE SAYS OVERVIEW, SCROLL DOWN AND SEE AREA, CLICK FIRST DOWNLOAD. 5. THESE ARE THE MIRROR SITES, THERE ARE 11 TO CHOOSE FROM, Safer-Networking Ltd. #1 ON THESE CLICK DOWNLOAD AND BOX OPENS, CHOOSE WHERE YOU Safer-Networking Ltd. #2 GOING TO SAVE FILE TO, DESKTOP, MY DOCUMENTS AND OPEN AND Safer-Networking Ltd. #3 AND RUN FROM THERE FILE IS 14.3MB ( only 2 steps here) (these are always my first choice as they usually work well first time) BN FileForum (This is my second choice just a little harder to use, more steps) PAGE WILL OPEN, (BLUE DOWNLOAD NOW 14,380 KB) CLICK blue / NEW PAGE OPENS. MAY HAVE TO CLICK YELLOW BAR AT TOP OF PAGE TO ALLOW FILE TO DOWNLOAD ON THIS ONE, AND THEN DOWNLOAD WILL BEGIN 6. BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE AND DO SO TO YOUR DESKTOP OR TO YOUR DOCUMENT FILE AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE FILE IS 14.3MB Superantispyware found at http://superantispyware.com SUPERANTISPYWARE DOWNLOAD ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED http://superantispyware.com YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO YOU WILL SEE: SuperAntiSpyware.com- (AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware) CLICK 1.LOOK FOR BIG BLUE BOX ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK 2. NEXT PAGE SCROLL DOWN, AGAIN LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE BOX SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK Next page opens and again click the blue box that says download FREE version home users. 3. NEXT PAGE DOWNLOAD SHOULD START AUTOMATICALLY (6.16MB), Version: 4.15.1000 ****NOTE (if it doesn’t start at once look at the top of the page for a light yellow bar, its basically a security bar, click and choose allow, it usually has to do with Active X) If still does not open look on the page under the words Download progress: If the download does not begin shortly please (click here is in blue) Click it 4. DO SO AND A BOX OPENS, SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE And finally go to this web site for this program to clean up your internet history, cookies, browser history, recycle bin, IE Explorer, etc all the boxes can be preset and basically in 4 steps you can clean computer. It does so well that disc clean usually only will find 32-100MB after its done (Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits and many other types of threats) this is what this program takes care of. http://www.snapfiles.com go to the freeware section, look for Internet Cleanup, then look for the software called IE Privacy Keeper IE PRIVACY KEEPER DOWNLOAD WHEN YOU TYPE www.snapfiles.com IN YOUR YAHOO OR GOOGLE SEARCH BOX THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE WHEN IT OPENS Snapfiles - software reviews, download freeware and trial programs - CLICK 1. WHEN THE PAGE OPENS LOOK FOR A TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT SAYS FREEWARE - CLICK 2. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN AND FIND INTERNET CLEANUP TOOLS - CLICK 3. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN TILL YOU SEE THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE LIKE ABOUT THE 14TH ONE DOWN - CLICK THE BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON FILE SIZE IS 1128kb 4. NEXT PAGE OPENS IF DOWNLOAD DOESN’T START LOOK FOR A LIGHT YELLOW BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW TO OPEN, USUALLY HAS TO DO WITH ACTIVE X ***NOTE If for some reason still doesn’t start click the blue words click here they are in the middle of the page in tan box. 5. WHEN THE BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE. Last but not least do Defrag at least 2-4 times in a row even if program says not needed, as XP Defrag program isn’t the best and needs to be run more often. GLARY UTILITIES DOWNLOAD HOW TO DOWNLOAD GLARY UTILITIES 1. http://www.glarysoft.com/rrd.html 2. ONCE HERE RUN MOUSE OVER THE PRODUCTS AND VIEW THE DROP DOWN LIST, CHOOSE: GLARY UTILITIES, CLICK 3. BLUE BOX WILL SAY DOWNLOAD GLARY FREE UTILITIES NOW, CLICK 4. CLICK BLUE BOX THAT SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE GLARY UTILITIES NOW 2.8.366 File Size: 5.37 MB Release Date: Oct. 31, 2008 Operating System: Designed for Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP 32/64bit, 2003 and Vista 32/64bit 5. CLICK WHERE THE GREEN BOTTON IS (DOWNLOAD NOW) 5.37MB 6. WATCH FOR YELLOW SECURITY BAR AT TOP, CLICK HERE FOR OPTIONS, RIGHT CLICK-CHOOSE DOWNLOAD FILE. AND THEN WHEN DOWNLOAD BOX COMES UP SAVE TO DESKTOP 7. AFTER DONE WITH FILE MOVE TO DOCUMENTS IN CASE YOU NEED AGAIN. Glary Utilities Optimize, clean and boost the speed of your Windows. Protect your privacy and security. Block spyware, trojans, adware, etc. Fix certain application errors. Simple, fast and User friendly interface For only private use Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. It allows you to clean common system junk files, as well as invalid registry entries and Internet traces. You can manage and delete browser add-ons, analyze disk space usage and find duplicate files. You can also view and manage installed shell extensions, encrypt your files from unauthorized access and use, split large files into smaller manageable files and then rejoin them. Furthermore, Glary Utilities includes the options to optimize memory, find, fix, or remove broken Windows shortcuts, manage the programs that start at Windows startup and uninstall software. Other features include secure file deletion, an Empty Folder finder and more. All Glary Utilities tools can be accessed through an eye-pleasing and totally simplistic interface Antivrius 2008-2009 Removing http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/uninstall-antivirus-2009 • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Is the name of the software, just visit web site and click on download, very easy to use, great malware program. NEED TO FIND YOUR DRIVERS? Go http://www.radarsync.com/ this software will find them and update them for you all for free, just click on the red download button (start free download free version) 1.18 MB is the size of file just choose where you would like to save it too. (you may also need this file Microsoft NET Framework 2.0) Backing up your drivers? Go here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/ Very simple yet great software that finders your drivers and backs them up for up to what ever place you choose, such as my documents, CD, DVD, jump drive. Click the green download box (arrow) next page where it says DriverBackup! 1.0.3(XPVista) for English. Next page again click DriverBackup 1.0.3 then Dr13engzip, you may have to give page permission to open (see yellow bar, right click here for options) choose download file , file is 51. 7 KB choose save and to where. http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/ SPAM Type in Spam in the search box in the upper right hand corner- new page opens with a list of 5 page, on page 3 you should find this program Spamihilator (2000/XP/2003/Vista 1.08MB) click download, new page opens, watch for yellow bar at top as you may have to click to allow to start download. Click save to desktop or my documents. Then click run to open. or to http://www.snapfiles.com and to their freeware section to find other software also. (can only run one virus program at a time on a PC but you may have as many spyware programs as you wish as long as you run only one at a time, and only one firewall) A GREAT FREE ONE IS ZONE ALARM FOUND AT www.snapfiles.com under the freeware section, personal firewalls. Also found at snap files, are Defragmentation Tools - there are several programs to choose from I recommend you check them out as the one that comes with XP does not always do the best job. Another little great tool for you is go to Google or Yahoo : One of the best pieces of FREE software there is today that will show you what is on your computer is known as: Belarc once it is downloaded you simply run and time you wish to see what is installed on your PC, from OS to Model, hardware, software, hot fix’s and the Keys to software on PC. This makes it a valuable program in that you can run it every so often and print off and save for you keys if for no other reason. *** Note: It is wise to only run one virus program at a one time but run as many spyware as you like, only run them one at a time, other wise they will conflict with each other, it is good to have more than one as each will find some thing the other did not. Unistall any other program as they may conflict such as Norton,MacAfee etc. The only one this list that runs in safemode F8 is AVG anti-spyware, which does work great in safemode. Also wise thing to do is to run the virus & spyware program once without internet connection and then again with internet, as some times the virus will try to block program other wise when internet is running. This list has been drawn up by me and designed by me and is not copyed from anywhere as it has been suggested, please feel free to use as much as you like, and I hope it helps in some way. G_tech XP MSCONFIG (RESETTING START UP ORDER) 1. START 2. RUN 3.TYPE IN - msconfig 4. WHEN THE BOX COMES UP CLICK THE START UP TAB 5. THESE ARE THE PROGRAM THAT ARE ALL TRYING TO OPEN WHEN PC FIRST COMES ON 6. YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF ITEMS WITH BOXES WITH CHECK MARKS IN THEM, IN GENERAL THE ONLY ONES YOU NEED ARE: THE ONES FOR VIRUS & SPYWARE PROGRAMS SUCH AS AVG, SPYBOT ETC. *** If this a laptop turn a few items at a time off, you have to be a little more careful as you need touchpad, monitor etc. by default xp will not let you turn off any thing that will harm PC, it will come right back on. 7. CLICK APPLY AND OK AND THEN COMPUTER WILL REBOOT AND A MESSAGE WILL TELL ABOUT THE FACT YOU HAVE RESET MSCONFIG, JUST PUT CHECK MARK IN THE BOX AND CLICK OK AND YOUR DONE. THIS WILL SPEED UP HOW FAST YOUR COMPUTER BOOTS UP! **** If for some reason there’s a problem and you need to turn ever thing back on just go back to run- msconfig- startup-enable all- apply and ok System will reboot and see#7above and your back to normal. ^^^^ If you see a box with a check mark in it but basically a blank area following where it should tell you name of software (this is spy ware) uncheck box and remove with other item in #6.
  • Whatever you do do not load that in your computer !! It popped up on my screen and I tried to click out of the window and it freaking hijacked my pc. Took me over 8 hours to find the hidden files etc, This bugger is a bad boy. Windows does not use a pop up to sacre you to death. They do security updates and unless you look you probably don't even know they been done
  • The thing which pretends to be a spyware detection program is actually the spyware itself! (well, actually worse, its a virus)
  • your computer has got spywares that`s why you get warning messages and alerts, you can get ride of this problem by using spyware removal tools like Threat Fire or Super anti spyware. download Super anti spyware, the most powerfull anti spyware software that detects and removes spywares, adwares and malwares from your computer.
  • Install SuperAntiSpyware free edition program. In my opinion it's the best anti-spyware. Spybot S&D described here is good but not even close this powerful. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html What you have on your screen is a hoax. You don't have to pay a penny for a good anti-spyware program. Do not pay them pls. IT IS A HOAX, A SCAM.
  • Really good question - these guys infect your computer with a virus and then offer, (For a fee) to remove it. SCAM!
  • Don't do it many of those are viruses that make you think you have until you install the software, then bam! tHEY GOT YOU.
  • insert linux os it will never happen again!
  • may be its a scam or might be there a possibilities of beng infected! just google spybot search and destroy,that would help , and also check your start up programsfor that go to run-------> click msconfig.exe-------------->go to start up tab and uncheck that proram that you feel suspicious usually the EXE files, or the double extension files!! YUCK.......HOPE THAT HELPS....AND DONT FORGET TASK MANAGER!!
  • cancel the scan, it installs spyware on your computer
  • Two things to do "duck and cover" or goto smitfraud.net and run their program and then malwarebytes.org and run their program. Both are free and between them will fix your compy.

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