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i have just had a message pop-up on my desktop saying i have a win32.HS.m2 spyware on my pc. The window it is in looks like this: http://www.overclock.net/attachment....1&d=1135605651
to me this window looks like its not a genuine windows message and the fact its trying to get me to buy a spyware removal tool makes it look like an advert.

can anybody offer any advice on what to do??

thx

mike
post #2 of 8
just close it and welcome to the forum
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If you keep getting that message you probably do have spyware, but dont click that message. Download SpyBot and Ad-aware update the latest definitions and scan and remove them. You might have to do it in safe mode if they return when you restart.
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thx for the welcome,

the problem is persisting, i've had 4 pop-ups in the 20mins iv'e been on my pc this morning, my dad had 5-6 last night. I think that they are adverts but they are appearing as system errors and yellow balloons near the clock, any idea how to stop it? i've ran ad-aware but im still getting the pop-ups.
if it helps, this is not while im in an internet browser, its on my desktop.

mike.
post #5 of 8
That's not any kind of Windows warnig, you definatly have some 3rd party stuff on your system.

Spybot S&D is another essential spyware removal tool: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
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post #6 of 8
Also use firefox www.mozilla.com
If you use IE then well...your in a death trap for your computer!

EDIT: from the screenshot you are using IE, take my warning and download firefox and only use IE to run windows update! It will save you reformmatting your computer in a month because of spyware!
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post #7 of 8
Disable Auto Recovery, Reboot into Safe Mode and scann for beast results.
If the problem returns later, redo the above but remove any Recovery back up file first and repeat.
    
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duke, how do i disable Auto Recovery?
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