Background message "Warning! Spyware detected

Griff - Jul 14, 2008 at 04:50 PM
 Pota - Feb 27, 2017 at 08:17 PM
I let my roomie use my comp while I was away for a few weeks. I returned to find "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer" as my background message. I tried to place a new background on but this message still appears in the middle. I just bought Norton 360 but it doesn't seem to be detecting it. Also if I leave my computer idle for too long a blue screen pops up with a bunch of computer nomenclature and eg. bogus_driver or something of the sort being the problem. If I hit any button on the keypad it will close that screen and it will no longer pop up until the computer is idle again.

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Hi I've just had the same problem over the weekend and have had success removing what turned out to be a large number of trojan viruses which found their way in through a fake email ecard I received.
I used the Dr Web Cure it programme which is free
If your computer won't stay on long enough for you to download it off the internet which is what happened to me, then what I did was to download it from another computer onto a cheap disk I bought from asda. I then started my computer in safe mode, inserted the disk, and the Dr Web download icon popped up after about a 20 second wait. Just click on it (it took me about 10 goes before it wanted to activate) and then follow the download instructions.
I would recommend the 'Complete' scan. I ran the express scan first which allowed me delete about 7 viruses but when I ran the complete scan it found even more. The complete scan takes 2 hours.
Hope this helps, Debbie.
PS I'm no computer nerd, in fact I don't have a clue about the things, but I found this process quite simple and more importantly, successful. Good luck!
you are brillianttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt I had my desktopand screen saver tabs lost after downloading antivirus 2008 from microsoft and have been reading how to fix the problem a lot of the cures went over my head yours was the easist by far to do thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much youve made the problem easy to fix
You are a star!
Been working on this problem for weeks. Thankyou... my daughter can finally stop nicking my laptop!
I used a pen drive thing instead of a disk.
Top marks.. cheers!
Uhh, I tried to the web cure you suggested and I got it to download on my laptop just fine.But every time I try to run it,it never starts. What should I do? I really messed up my computer.