System Alert !

  Gav5 22:55 16 Feb 07

I foolishly allowed an active x program to run from a dubious website, and now i,ve got a message in the toolbar saying 'System Alert ! System has detected active spyware applications.' I've run Norton Internet 07, Windows defender,and microsoft's malicious software removal tool but they can't find anything wrong. When i click on the System Alert icon it takes me to Spydawn website saying i have to purchase their software to resolve this issue. Is this a con to get me to puchase, and how do i get rid of it ? System restore is unable to fix this !

  gudgulf 23:02 16 Feb 07
  Gav5 23:07 16 Feb 07

Thanks gudgulf, i'll give that a go.

  woodchip 23:08 16 Feb 07

See if it as loaded in Add Remove, Also check Start\Run\Msconfig\Startup Tab for somthing that looks like it and remove the tick

  Gav5 23:43 16 Feb 07

thanks gudgulf, that fixed it good ! great website, i must remember that. Thanks again !

  Gav5 23:46 16 Feb 07

Woodchip, There was nothing in the startup tab although there was an active x in the add/remove but when i tried to remove it, it just said to reboot and try again. Problem solved now, but thanks anyway.

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