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Old 08-11-2005, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever encountered spyware that blocks task manager from running? I came across this yesterday, but I am not sure which spyware program is causing this. Using Sysinternals process explorer, and Killbox, I removed anything that didn't belong. After a reboot Windows explorer wouldn't load. The only thing visible was the background. Safe mode would not load either. I created a test environment, and loaded the machine with everything I could find, so I could try out some new utilities that I found. The program that seems to be causing this, runs in the tray and has a red circle with a white x. It flashes a balloon that says you computer is infected with spyware. Any ideas to what this program may be? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2005, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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take a look at this talks about a few possiblitles

and as for that red circle with the white x in check this out
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