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Malware on computer after son used it.



The malware sometimes shuts down my Windows XP unexpectedly, and sometimes closes my Opera browser unexpectedly, so I am not sure I will get through the "Please read and action" list of things to do before my system fails again.

It posts a message "AvastSvc.exe is infected" and my wallpaper is now a message that begins "Warning! Your're in danger! Your computer is infected with spyware!" A box labeled "SYSTEM TOOL" presents itself as a remedy.

I'm hoping the distinctive misspelling "YOUR'RE" [sic for YOU'RE] is a sign that tells an experienced person which malware it is.

Now, we'll see if I can do the preliminaries which Pancake requests before I'm shut down. So far, I've done most of Step 1--I don't have anything on the "remove" or "suspect" lists. ;)
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[*] Post 429534 posted on 26-2-2011 at 05:48 Reply With Quote


Sounds like someone went to one of them thar NORTY websites.

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[*] Post 429535 posted on 26-2-2011 at 06:52 Reply With Quote


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Sounds like someone went to one of them thar NORTY websites.

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Yes its most probably been picked up by someone accessing X rated material.

If others are using your PC it may well be an advantage to "password access"


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