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Something happened, and malware was installed onto my system. Luckily, I saw that it was a fake anti-spyware program quickly, and disabled/deleted it before it could start really bothering me. However, there is still a problem: I have a fake Windows security icon that switched from an X with a red background to a ? with a blue background. The reason that this is annoying is that it pops up with a bogus message often, telling me that I have malware on my system. This popup message takes priority over all of my other windows, so if I am running a program in fullscreen (i.e. a game) mode, this message pops up and minimizes the program/makes the program that I was using inactive.

Long story short: I want to get rid of the fake icon, and no matter what I do, I can't find the process that controls it in the task manager that deals with it, nor can I find the process that opens it on startup in the MSCONFIG program.
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Hello Spader,

Welcome to GTG. Your best option will be to check out the Malware section and have you system checked by the experts here.

http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html

Cheers,
Mak

Edited by Makaveli213, 24 June 2008 - 09:20 PM.

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Hooray! I have solved the problem by simply running Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware program and doing a quick scan. I have created a System Restore point, and hope I never see the stupid little fake icon again!
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