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In the last couple of days, a popup called Winfix comes up and it has the
appearance of being a Windows program. But I am suspicious so I closed it.
Am I correct in thinking it is not a safe and legitimate program? When I run
Ad-Aware it picks up cookies as critical elements - do I have spyware ??
 
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In article <A22857A5-086B-4CCE-9D62-DF17C0A967D6@microsoft.com>,
Bredf331@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> In the last couple of days, a popup called Winfix comes up and it has the
> appearance of being a Windows program. But I am suspicious so I closed it.
> Am I correct in thinking it is not a safe and legitimate program? When I run
> Ad-Aware it picks up cookies as critical elements - do I have spyware ??

Looks like it's something you installed:
http://www.winfix.com/default.htm


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Download, install, update and run all of the following.

Ad-Aware
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/aawsepersonal.exe

Spybot search and destroy
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/spybotsd14.exe

Ewido Security Suite Trial version
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/ewidosetup.exe

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta1)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en

If none of the above fixes the issue then download Hijack this, run it, save
a copy of the log file and cut and paste it back here to this group so that
I can analyze it. Ignore anyone especially the troll Leythos, who will tag
along a nonsense post to this message, who tells you to post it elsewhere. I
need to see it not them.


HijackThis
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/HijackThis.zip


The authors of the above programs, with the exception of Microsoft has given
the owner of pcbutts1.com express written permission to redistribute their
software.

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"Bredf331" <Bredf331@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A22857A5-086B-4CCE-9D62-DF17C0A967D6@microsoft.com...
> In the last couple of days, a popup called Winfix comes up and it has the
> appearance of being a Windows program. But I am suspicious so I closed
> it.
> Am I correct in thinking it is not a safe and legitimate program? When I
> run
> Ad-Aware it picks up cookies as critical elements - do I have spyware ??
 
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Hi,

Winfix is a legitimate program.
WinFix Home Page
http://www.winfix.com/

Winfixer 2005 is malware.
winfixer2005 and winantispyware2005 popups :(
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?s=1ad727e8f986120a06d9fbc254ab3fbe&p=440556#post440556

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Bredf331 wrote:
> In the last couple of days, a popup called Winfix comes
> up and it has the appearance of being a Windows program.
> But I am suspicious so I closed it. Am I correct in
> thinking it is not a safe and legitimate program? When I
> run Ad-Aware it picks up cookies as critical elements -
> do I have spyware ??