How do I remove "Warning! Spyware threat detected! System error #1752"

Posted on 2006-05-07
Last Modified: 2007-12-04
I have a client who is receiving the message - "Warning! Spyware threat detected! System error #1752".  He is running CA EZ-Armor and it is also detecting java.byteverify and java.shinwow but is unable to clean.  Any removal advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
Question by:marathonman330
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    Assisted Solution

    If its in the java cache, you need to empty the java cache:
    If your version of Sun Java is 1.5 and above, it's recommended you follow the instructions on the Sun web site:
    Click Start | Settings | Control Panel
    Click the Java Plugin Icon
    Click the "Cache" tab
    Click the "Clear" button and click OK to confirm

    Also explains here:

    Let us look at your hijackthis log:
    Open Hijackthis, click "Do a system scan and save a logfile" don't fix anything yet,
    go here and paste your Hijackthis log -->
    then at the bottom left corner click "paste"
    Copy the address/url and post it here:

    Or copy and paste the log at -->
    and click "Analyse", click "Save".  Post the link to the saved list here.
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    Expert Comment

    Greetings, marathonman330 !

    This type of spyware warning can be removed with Ewido and SmitRem:

    Download SmitRem.

    Download and install Ewido

    Run Ewido and click OK when prompted to update the program
    When the update is finished, exit Ewido

    Start your computer in Safe Mode

    Run Ewido Anti-Malware
    Click scanner>>Complete System Scan
    Click OK when prompted to clean the problems found
    When the scan is finished, click Save Report and save a copy of this log to your Desktop
    Exit Ewido

    Run SmitRem.

    Best wishes!

    Accepted Solution

    Smitrem hasn't been updated for months.

    SmitfraudFix by S!Ri is the most up to date tool for removing Smitfraud related infections and their accompanying rogue spyware programs.

    See here:

    Hope that helps.
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    Expert Comment

    Let MS have a go, they build the porblem maybe they can fix it eh?
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    Expert Comment

    I've had this problem with clients for ages, I've spent many hours running the fixes described in this discussion, some I have fixed but the majority have been a complete pain and a waste of time.

    I would suggest system restore, if this doesnt work I would investigate why instead and try to get it to work, it would probably save you much heartache.


    Author Comment

    It looks like the SmitfraudFix worked.  However, the desktop background is now white and no matter what I do in Display Properties I can't change it.  Also, I can only access Display Properties in Control Panel.  I can't when right-clicking the desktop.
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    Assisted Solution

    Do this, and let me know if desktop is still white, there is another way.

    Click "Start", "Settings", and then click "Control Panel". Open the "Display" applet.
    Click on "Desktop", "Customise Display..." and "Web".
    In the box under "Web pages", select all the checkboxes and click "Delete".

    Author Comment

    rpggamergirl, that fixed it.  I wasn't able to delete My Current Home Page but unchecking it finally did the trick.  Thank you.
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    Expert Comment

    No problem, glad you fixed it.

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