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    Help - Virus/Spyware keeps spawing window!!

    Hi,

    Can anyone help me. Something is on my PC, which keeps automatically spawning browser windows with adverts - its somehow also using the keywords I use when typed into a toolbar search box to spawn related adverts. Its also downloading a .exe file from a website called servercy - obviously I just delete the .exe file when its downloaded, but its driving me nuts and I'm worried about security.

    Does anyone know anything about this? I have run virus and spyware scans and it picks up nothing.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Have you done all the usual spybot/virus scans? Cleared your caches and temp internet files? system restore?
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    Seems a bit odd to me... there is no record in Google for a "servercy.exe", if it was a virus there would at least be some reference to the file, I think whatever is going funky on your computer is something else entirely, unfortunately if your scanners aren't detecting it you are unlikely to ever get resolvement for it unless you format your computer and reinstall your stuff from scratch. Do you have any idea exactly how you got infected? Have you downloaded any software or toolbars lately?

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    Go here and download the free edition http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html it's a fabulous piece of kit despite it's spammy name. Once you have it installed and updated; let it do it's stuff, then turn off system restore and reboot.
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    Just get the McAfee Enterprise 8i latest version of the antivrus and get it installed in your PC and I bet at least for a year or two nothing will happen to your PC if you are always updated with the security updates.I am using it for the last two years and no problem of virus or anything like such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blm2007 View Post
    Just get the McAfee Enterprise 8i latest version of the antivrus and get it installed in your PC and I bet at least for a year or two nothing will happen to your PC if you are always updated with the security updates.I am using it for the last two years and no problem of virus or anything like such.
    Yea, the reason for that is because McAfee is rubbish, it has among the lowest positive detection rates of any antivirus guard (from independant security analytics from the usual antivirus testing sources), I would even recommend Norton (consumer version) over McAfee... and that is testiment to how bad it really is. If you do use McAfee you quite possibly could be infected with a virus and not know about it for months, get a decent antivirus guard.


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