View Full Version : cant get rid of error #317

04-25-2005, 01:40 AM
"error #317
your Windows is corrupted with spyware virus You must patch your PC urgently to protect your system
private info is accessed by ports:
you can patch your PC now free and delete all spyware viruses."

Virus scanner doent not find it.
any way possable to get rid of this anoying pest?

04-25-2005, 02:28 AM
Hmm we would need more info. What exactly is giving you that error? Have you tried spybot (http://spybot.safer-networking.de/en/index.html), and adaware (http://lavasoft.element5.com/support/download/). If neither of those work, maybe you can run hijackthis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/index.html) and report back to us.

04-25-2005, 10:50 AM
If it's running at startup, find the path to the executable file....then (I don't personally recommend it) delete it, or use, as Aero said, Spybot, Adaware and Hijackthis. To me, they are my three most valuablet tools against spyware/adware and do me fine..haven't ever let me down :)

BTW, I think that error is actually coming from the adware/spyware itself. I would also install a decent Antivirus program and run a full up to date scan to remove any trojans or stuff on there, as I have seen 'errors' like this in the past which try and get you to download more system-harming malware.

Also..pick up a bullet proof firewall ;)


04-25-2005, 02:27 PM
i have done full scans on anti-virus, spybot, adware and they have found nothing im going to go run hyjackthis in about two hours i will then place the code on this forum

04-26-2005, 02:50 AM
That comment sort of reminds me of a pop-up window from the internet...have you tried dissconecting your computer from the net and turning it on to see if its even localized to your machine?


04-26-2005, 07:56 AM
Hmm ahh yes possibly the messenger service is enabled. I always disable that on every reformat.

04-26-2005, 05:20 PM
Hmm ahh yes possibly the messenger service is enabled. I always disable that on every reformat.

Yeah same....although it has only caused me a nuscience twice in two years :eek: