Need some help with some spyware...

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  1. Jason Adams

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    For a week now, theres this nasty little bugger called "secboot" thats been showing up on Spy Sweeper, and Spy cant seem to get rid of it. So, how do I do it manually?
     
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    secboot is generally part of a backdoor Trojan. I suggest you do a virus check and see what it comes up with, run Hijackthis as well.
     
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    What folder is it finding it in?

    If it's in a system restore file you need to turn off system restore to get rid of it. You can turn it back on afterwards.
     
  4. Jason Adams

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    Well its in Windowssystem32. Sounds like its lodged in deep there.
     
  5. DaveNel

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    Try Adaware.. It works well to get rid of alot of different spyware.
     
  6. Jason Adams

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    Tried it. Its still there. Also there is this thing called XP_System, showing up, and theres also a folder in windows called inetdata, that comes back even when I go to safe mode and delete it.
     
  7. DaveNel

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    You havent loaded any kind of XP software on your computer have you. Thats what its starting to sound like..

    Have you loaded any kind of drivers, firmware, applications or anything when the problem started..

    If you loaded software for XP on your system that has win2000 on it. Thats your problem.
     
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    Hmm...Well I did install something called ScrubXP, which erases the history file.
     

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