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Privacy Protector, Error Cleaner, and Spyware&Malware Protection

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Some malware is embedded in my computer. It has messed with my ability to access my drives and has put phony shortcuts on my desktop called "Privacy Protector", "Error Cleaner", and "Spyware&Malware Protection". I also keep getting false windows security alerts saying "Windows has detected an internet attack attempt... Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now . . ." and "Spyware Alert - Security Warning! Worm.Win32.NetBooster detected on your machine. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and Active-X objects. The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers e-mails . . .". It has also taken over my Internet Explorer and keeps trying to open the site I tried to perform the 5 Step Process recommended by your forum but Panda ActiveScan keeps giving me an error and saying try back later. I also cannot update Windows, as my Internet Explorer keeps giving false messages and errors when I try to download Windows updates.

Would greatly appreciate your help. :pray:
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Hello and welcome to TSF

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.
  1. Close all applications and windows.
  2. Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
  3. When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
  4. Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
  5. Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simply
  1. Click the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
  2. copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:
    C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt
  3. Click Upload.
What DSS will do:
  • create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
  • clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
  • check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Logs Required
C:\Deckard\System Scanner\main.txt
C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt<----Attached
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