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Red ball with white 'x' in system tray
« on: December 08, 2005, 06:21:06 PM »
I've ran a scan on my PC (running Windows XP Service Pack 1) and did not find anything. As you can tell from the attached image, the Avast programs are running as well.

Both system tray icons are randomly popping up a warning message stating "You're Computer is Infected!".

Anybody have any ideas on removal of these pesky icons?

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Re: Red ball with white 'x' in system tray
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005, 06:22:24 PM »
Oh, and by the way, hello everyone! I'm a newb - so let me know if there has been another thread discussed about this in the past.

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Re: Red ball with white 'x' in system tray
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005, 06:45:05 PM »
Hello :)

Do you have adware/spyware removing program, if you don't, see the links below and use one to try to remove the spyware ;)
Ad-Aware SE Personal - http://www.lavasoft.com/software/adaware/
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 - http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html
a2 FREE - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

It's highly recommended to install SP2 for WinXP! Why are you still using SP1?

I hope this will help you :)
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Re: Red ball with white 'x' in system tray
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005, 06:59:59 PM »
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/trojspyhoaxa.html

You have Trojan Spyhoax-a!

Try a-Squared as mentioned below or Ewido:

http://www.ewido.net/en/
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Re: Red ball with white 'x' in system tray
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005, 10:48:22 PM »
 :)

The ewido software did the trick. Thank you all for your help - my PC is clean and happy.