Hello,

I have got this nasty spamware/adware on my Dell Insprion 600 m. I have Xp home SP2. It actually shows the warning on the toolbar as follows:
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System performance monitor: warning
Summary:
System performance slowed down by:47%
Internet connection speed decreased by: 39%
Probable reason:
Spyware applications/Adware popup windows
Click this baloon to download spyware scan tool to remove spyware/adware applications.
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After clicking it the internet explorer goes to different choice of websites
One of them is
http://www.antivermins.com/?aff=11018
However there are few other websites too. It hard to list all of them cause it goes randomely. Can some one please help else I am thinking of clean formatting my PC.

Thank you,
Vaibhav

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Ok. First and foremost, get firefox and no longer use that nasty Internet Explorer! http://www.getfirefox.com
Second, get Adaware and run it!

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And one more thing to try on top of all of that is Windows Defender

You've described a smitfraud infection, and a special tool is needed.
You'll need to post a Hijackthis log
Install Hijackthis and click do a system scan and save a logfile.
http://downloads.malwareremoval.com/HJTsetup.exe

Copy and paste the log here.

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