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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question Spyware Help

Secretary at the office accidently got some spyware downloaded on the computer. It was the SpyDawn virus. I got 99% of it removed. Problem I have is there's a little flashing warning sign in the bottom screen corner.

Clicking the icon takes me to the SpyDawn "Main" page. All it's doing is flashing in the corner and then pops up a "warning" message above the icon.

My virus and spyware doesnt seem to be picking it up. I did locate, I think, the file for it on my computer through the Add/Remove feature. It's titled "System Alert Pop up". Thing is when I click the remove button, nothing happens. No flash, no hang on, no pause. Everything remains.

Any ideas on what I can do? Im not the smartest when it comes to computers.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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you my try running Spybot S&D

from my experience you need to run 2-3 spyware progs to fully clean everything out. some just dont get everything.

ive been using my spyware progs on auto scan every week for about 3 years now. some of the newer progs may be much more thorough though. *shrug
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Go to trendmicro.com and run the housecall scanner. It will more than likely find what's left and remove it and it's a free tool.





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I GOT THAT DAMN THING. You have not removed the virus untill that program is out. Linky

There are three files open that are the SPYdawn BS. When you close one, the other program opens it back up. They start with a "i" like "ish" "isb"(without quotes of course). Remember the files, because you need to locate them on your HD.
Startup in safe mode, locate, and delete that entire folder.

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google spydawn removal

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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google spydawn removal
I did that and everything I came up with wanted me to download a program. So I did and then in order to remove it I had to pay for it. I downloaded Ad-Adware and that got rid of a bunch of it except this last little part.
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I did that and everything I came up with wanted me to download a program. So I did and then in order to remove it I had to pay for it. I downloaded Ad-Adware and that got rid of a bunch of it except this last little part.
* create a restore point and back up the registry

* boot into safe mode - tap f8 as the computer goes through POST

* start/run/regedit and delete the following registries keys

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpyDawn
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\App Paths\SpyDawn.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall\SpyDawn
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SpyDawn.exe
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{661173EE-FA31-4769-97D4-B556B5D09BDA}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{66117 3EE-FA31-4769-97D4-B556B5D09BDA}
SpyDawn

* search for and delete the following files

SpyDawn.exe
msvcp71.dll
SpyDawn.lnk
SpyDawn 3.1.lnk
SpyDawn 3.1 Website.lnk
Uninstall SpyDawn 3.1.lnk
higehsg.dll
xkrdk.dll
sd.ini
SpyDawn
geplxss.dll
tvomnc.dll

* reboot back into normal mode

* if the system is clean, then create another restore point and label it "spydawn removed" or something equivalent

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man...that shit sucks. The girl in my office got "antivermins" and its the same bullshit. We ended up formatting. If you read up on it, the page it brings you to is actually a damn spyware program. it removes their junk but installs more

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still fucked on this god damned thing.

I cnat get this bullshit to leave.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 02:03 PM
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Have you tried hijack this yet?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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I just downloaded some Smitfraudfix thing. Put me in safe mode with some directions. So far so good, just taking a little bit.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 03:07 PM
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I just downloaded some Smitfraudfix thing. Put me in safe mode with some directions. So far so good, just taking a little bit.
Have you tried the trendmicro suggestion yet? That program finds and removes a lot of crap that the others miss. Kind of slow though (especially when you tell it to remove what it found, takes a very long time), but it's free.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Have you tried the trendmicro suggestion yet? That program finds and removes a lot of crap that the others miss. Kind of slow though (especially when you tell it to remove what it found, takes a very long time), but it's free.
Yeah tried that. It didnt pick up the little warning alert.
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