Re: Spyware/malware with "-------------" keypress

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Subject: Re: Spyware/malware with "-------------" keypress
Posted by:  PA Bear (PABearM…
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006

Checking for/Help with Hijackware

When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1 is the preferred tool to use.
It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware.  **Post
your log to,,, or other appropriate
forums for expert analysis, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), VSOP,

albertleng wrote:
> Dear all,
> I've been bothered by this for few days and i cant carry on with my
> work now due to this. I'm extremely annoyed. please help.
> It all started by i downloaded an intcodec from a website. Then,
> everytime i opened my browser, a page something like
> "" popped out asking me to clear some
> viruses/malware. Then, i downloaded ewigo anti-spyware and SmitfraudFix
> (by S!Ri). I followed the instrcutions and somehow successfully removed
> the spyware using ewigo and Smitfraudix.
> Now, one more thing happened which i think should be related to the
> intcodec spyware. Everytime i log on to my Windows (XP SP2), it seems
> like "----------------" is being pressed automatically. The
> "--------------" will appear whenever there's a cursor on my IE, Excel,
> VB6, word and basically all applications which can accept keyboard
> typing. This symptom is really annoying that i cant even do anything
> for my work now. I tried top restore my system to the earlier system
> point but the System Restore didnt work and even make the symptom more
> severe.
> Can a kind soul out that do me a favour by showing me way to solve
> this?
> Albert Leng



In response to

Spyware/malware with "-------------" keypress posted by albertleng on 22 Aug 2006