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Adware Virus

    Question

  • On running 'full scan' with Microsoft Security Essentials, I keep getting a low-threat virus...

    Adware:Win32/Opencandy

    Can anyone advise me on this virus. Has anyone else experienced this virus?

    thanx in advance

    ~Ozucator

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:44 PM

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  • I would ask this in the Essentials forums:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:04 PM
  • Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm popup is supposed to scare you into buying the fake antispyware.

    How to delete Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm files in Windows XP/Vista/7:

       1. Click your Windows Start menu, then click “Search.”
       2. A pop up will ask, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
       3. Type a Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
       4. Click “Search.” Once the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm file is found, delete it.

    How to stop Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm processes:

       1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
       2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
       3. Click Processes tab, and find Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm processes.
       4. Once you’ve found the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm.


    How to remove Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm registry keys:

    Backup your registry before you edit it. Then…

       1. Click the Start menu, and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK ” to open up your Registry Editor. In Windows 7, just type “regedit” into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.
       2. Registry Editor opens as a two-paned window: the left side lets you select registry keys,the right side shows the values of any selected registry key.
       3. To find a Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm registry key, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm ‘s registry keys.
       4. When the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm registry key appears, to delete the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm registry key, right-click it, and select “Modify,” then select “Delete.”


    How to delete Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm DLLs:

       1. Open the Start menu, and click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.” (In Windows 7, just type “regedit” into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.)
       2. To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press “Space,” and enter the full directory where the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm DLL is located. If you’re not sure where the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm DLL is located, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, type “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
       3. When you’ve found a Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm DLL, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press “Enter.”
    That’s it. If you want to restore any Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm DLL you removed, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and press “Enter.”

     

    http://www.fasterpccleanclean.com/remove-adware-win32-malwarealarm

    Friday, February 25, 2011 8:08 AM
    1. Click your Windows Start menu, then click “Search.”
    2. A pop up will ask, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
    3. Type a Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
    4. Click “Search.” Once the Adware.Win32.MalwareAlarm file is found, delete it.
    Monday, March 21, 2011 11:47 AM
  • Adware are malicious type of software that installs itself into the system automatically. Once it is inside, it can start downloading from its source and displaying advertisment pop ups on the screen. Adware is also known as advertising supported software.

    Another common type of malware is called the spyware. They are mainly used to spy on the user's activities for the source of the spyware. It can record keystrokes and remember the websites that you have visited. The worse case scenario is if the spyware steals confidential information like a password and sends this information to a hacker.

    It is important that all PC users know how to handle this problem, which is very likely to happen to all computer users. Otherwise, it can potentially cause a lot of other harmful effects that will be too late to remedy if the protection software is not downloaded earlier. Protection software are able to scan and delete any erroneous and malicious files that it finds, as well as prevent any future intrusion of adware and spyware from the Internet.
    Adware Removal
    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 3:14 AM