Read - Virus Alert
edited: Thursday, February 19, 2009
By Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009
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17 February 2009 - My computer died a lingering and horrific death, and the culprit called itself "Spyware Project 2009" - bad news ...
I had been browsing a site named "FindMIDIs.com" when this virus hit. There were several pop-ups, including pop-ups which were blank white squares on my screen. Then came "Spyware Project 2009," and it all went downhill from there. At the end, the computer kept shutting down, and was unable to fully open Windows, ending with an error 128 which said something about "...unable to open ...documents and settings/services.exe" and a shut-down notice.
Apparently, this virus has several names, including "Spyware Project 2009" and "AV Pro 2009" and maybe others as well.
This one comes on as a pop-up in the midst of several other pop-ups, and it appears like it is coming to the rescue. There will probably be no "x" at its upper-right for exiting, and there will be a "Next" button. DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING. Shut your computer off and reboot.
Below are several snippets from googling "spyware project 2009" - this one is new but already well-known.
Spyware connect 2009 virusI got a virus spyware protection 2009 windows reports · Remove virus alert spyware project 2009 · Remove virus spyware "project 2009" ...
en.kioskea.net/s/spyware-connect-2009-virus - 33k - Cached - Similar pages -
Spyware detect 2009AntiVirus Pro 2009 Hello, a pop up said that my windows was infected with spyware, and said i needed to download AV pro 2009, so i clicked on it, ...
en.kioskea.net/s/spyware-detect-2009 - 30k - Cached - Similar pages -
More results from en.kioskea.net »
Spyware Protect 2009 | Gaia Online1 post - Last post: Jan 21
My friend has been infected with Spyware Project 2009.... she needs to use Malwarebytes to get rid of it, but she cannot get Malwarebytes to ...
www.gaiaonline.com/forum/computers-technology/spyware-protect-2009/t.46726397/ - 55k - Cached - Similar pages -
Parasites in 2-spyware projectOthers like spyware, keyloggers or browser hijackers are primarily intended to violate .... Green Antivirus 2009 11/02/09. Spyware Protect 2009 10/02/09 ...
www.2-spyware.com/parasites.php - 25k - Cached - Similar pages -
Note: You may wish to copy the above and pass it on to others. You might save someone's computer.
Thanks to this virus, I now have a brand new HP Laptop - an expensive lesson!!!
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|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Thank you for the warning. I will pass it on. Blessings, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Lew Duffey
|Thanks for the warning, Ted.
I'll watch it.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|I never ever open anything that is coming from an unknown source, I just it the panic button Delete Forever.
We should have a boomerang program to send back to sender harmful virus, better yet, the address of the jerk given to a suitable crazy demolition dude that love to see people go BANG! ! !
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|So sorry to hear this happened while you were searching for midi music, Ted.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|I don't go anywhere, or open any mail from someone I don't know. Hopefully, that way I'm safe. Those that create viruses to wreck lives of others ... get a rope. GRRRRRRRR
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Thanks for heads up and info Ted will definately keep eye open for it.