RE: Defender removed Trojan Dropper;Win32/Messenger Skinner
That's good to hear, glad we were able to help.
Thanks for the report.
Another very good antimalware app is SuperAntiSpyware. There is a free
version (on demand scanning only), the paid for version includes active
monitoring, similar to Windows defender:
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> Hello Engel,
> Yes I did scan with AdAware and Spyware Doctor in Safe Mode and I also ran
> the Windows Live Onecare free scan and Windows Disk Clean Up and they all
> disclosed some threats which I removed with no apparent effect on the
> Messages and Ads but I have not received any of the Messages for the last 48
> hours so I am thinking one of the scans did have some effect and stopped them.
> I will stop some of the scans and see what happens.
> Thanks for your help.
> "Engel" wrote:
> > Hello rongarden,
> > Have you tried Kayman's advice to Perform the scan in in Safe Mode?
> > Using all your cleaning tools.
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> > "rongarden" wrote:
> > > Defender removed this trojan on 12thApril but I am left with an entry in All
> > > programs showing "Messenger Skinner2" and I cannot remove it.Does this mean
> > > that the trojan has not been removed completely and can anybody tell me what
> > > to do about it as I am still getting threat notices from a "Phoney Windows
> > > Security" site and full page adverts from all sorts of firms?
> > > Thanks if you can help.
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> > > Ron Sutton