my laptop was infected with antispy check software and i made an effort to get it removed back in 2008 when it happened.
i was with Symantec (Norton Antivirus) and they couldnt fix it so, being as i didnt need the laptop anymore as id finished university, i just put it aside. However, i've started a new job where i could really use it and i'd like to make a proper effort to get rid of the problems.
Symantec managed to help me uninstal and delete the antispy check software by running scans, quarantining things (like a Trojan.zblog) and doing other command prompts and deleting some wcs.exe files,
but still, however, everytime i connect to the internet, the laptop slows way down and becomes non responsive and then a warning box above a flashing warning triangle in the bottom left icon box appears with the title:
'System Alert: Trojan-Spy.Win32@mx' and the rest of the dialog in the box says ' Type: Spyware/Trojan Vulnerable: Windows 95/98...... Description: Spyware program that sends confidential infromation to remote attacker Protection: Click this baloon to download official security software'
Also a ' Critical System Warning!' window pops up with a red circle with a white cross in the middle saying ' Your system is probably infected with the latet version of Spyware.Cyberlog-X'. The rest of the window says: 'Type: Spyware Infection Length: 266, 129 bytes Risk: High Systems Affected: Windows 95, 98...... Behavior: Spyware.Cyberlog-X is a spyware program that monitors user activity, logs keystrokes and tracks websites visited Symptoms: Low internet connection speed Low
system performance Security centre alerts Strange pop up windows Protection: Click OK to download antispyware software'.
I never click ok obviously. Obviously the virus is still there and this happens everytime i connect to the internet and im not happy to connect back until i've got the thing removed.
Secondly, even though i am not connected to the internet, although the false alerts above do not occur, the laptop is extremely slow and there is the 'wcs.exe' process taking up 60% + of system proccess when i click ctrl alt del to see whats happening.
So basiclly, any help on the
1. false alerts when i connect to the internet, and
2. removing this wcs.exe process,
would be extremely helpful.
I understand this is a long problem, but you'd really be helping me out, thanks.