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How to Clean up Windows Spyware Infestation

Jeff Atwood at Coding Horror put together a detail Howto on getting rid of Spyware infestation using something called “systeminternals“.

Hacked Ad Seen on MySpace Served Spyware to a Million

“An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows, according to data collected by iDefense, a Verisign company.”

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Warning Your Computer is In Danger

Warning Your Computer is in Danger

“Windows Security Center has detected spyware/adware infection! It is strongly recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data lass. Click here to install the latest protection tools!”

I picked this one up from one of my favorite haunts, warez/serial cracks.  Those sites are teaming with fresh malware.

How do you go about removing these cute little pop ups?

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What is VCClient & VCMain?

What is VCClient / VCmain?

VCClient and VCmain are assocciated with Surf Sidekick. You can get more
information on Surf Sidekick at www.surfsidekick.com. VCClient actually
delivers ads to
your computer.

It will be loaded in:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\VCClient\VCClient.exe

VCClient disabled the Task Manager on my system.

Problems you may see:

  • Pop-up upon logon about “VCMain.exe” and “VCClient.exe”
  • Sluggish PC performance
  • Solicitations to purchase false spyware/malware removal software
  • Errors followed by PC shutdown
    Can not access the Internet or any other programs

Here are some trojan applications email data from my computer to external sources.  These came loaded with VCClient:

How to Remove VCCLient HERE..

How to get rid of SpySheriff:

“I have a malware infection on my laptop, i go into safe mode and look into
the files and the virus file comes up as spysheriff with an icon.”

How do i get rid of it?
Is it easy to get rid of?
How did i come accross it?

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How to get rid of it?

Check out my site:

http://elamb.blogharbor.com/hacked/removespysheriff.htm

If you have already, try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How_to_remove_SpySheriff_Winstallexe_Spysheriffexe-t22402.html

The Easiest Way to get rid of it:
Another way you may be able to remove it is to do a system restore:

http://www.elamb.org/hacked/systemerror384.htm

This is what I had to do because I had stuff going on even in Safe Mode.

How did I get it?
I was surfing some serial/crack/warez sites.  They are absolutely
INFESTED with malware. Some porn sites are bad, but warez sites seem to
be the worst.

On way to Prevent it is to use FireFox:
See top of this blog.


Detected Spyware! System error #384

detected spyware system error #384

This is a bogus error screen that replaces your browser's home page. The message Reads:

Detected Spyware! System error #384

Your IP address is XX.XXX.XX.XX. Using this address a remote computer has gained access to your computer and probably is collecting the information about the sites you've visited and the files contained in the folder Temporary Internet Files. Attention! Ask for help of install the software for deleting secret information about the sites you visited.

You computer is full of evidences!

More than likely, this message is just the tip of the iceberg. Using simple intrusion detection tools you will see that your system has scores of viruses, trojans, worms and other malware installed on it. The message is trying to get you to purchase some scamware.

 

How to remove the “Detected Spyware! System error #384” message and all the malware on your system?

There are actually a few relatively easy ways for removing this malware:

USE FREE (LEGITIMATE) ANTI-SPYWARE

PERFORM A SYSTEM RESTORE

COMPLETELY RE-INSTALL WINDOWS (self explanatory, and complete overkill unless you have rootkit on your system or something crazy like that.)

READ MORE HERE…

Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!

LOOK, MA. NO SECURITY!

"Windows has detected spyware infection!"

Want to know how to get rid of the “Windows has detected spyware infection!

 

“Your computer is infected! [tag]Windows has detected spyware infection[/tag]!
It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss Windows
will now download the most up to date antispyware for you.
Click here to protect your computer from [tag]spyware[/tag]!”

Here is how to delete that annoying “computer is infected” message.

If your seeing this message your system really is infected with some [tag]malware[/tag] (virus, trojan, spyware) and that message you see is a part of the malware. This type of malware typically is trying to get you to purchase a product to clean your system. When you click on the link they provide, it takes you to the very source of the malware on your system. It is supposed to look like some of the Window system messages you can get about updates. DON’T fall for it.

DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION!

This page will give your more information on what it is and how to get rid of it.