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Adware.Win32.PrivacyProtection - malware?

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I just installed the latest free version of AdAware on my laptop running Windows XP sp3. After I rebooted my laptop, a program that calls itself "Privacy Protection" opened, supposedly started a search, supposedly found the w32/blaster.worm virus on my system and insisted that I needed to activate "Privacy Protection". It would not let me open a task list or run my antivirus software (AVG) or run Ad-Aware.

I rebooted in safe mode, ran a full virus scan and a full Ad-Aware scan. No viruses were found. Ad-Aware found several items and apparently took care of them.

I rebooted normally and had the same "Privacy Protection" problem.

I've never had anything like this before. It appears to have been installed during the Ad-Aware download/installation.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from [url=http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.com][b][color=seagreen]here[/color][/b][/url] or [url=http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr][b][color=seagreen]here[/color][/b][/url] or [url=http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/dds][b][color=seagreen]here[/color][/b][/url].
Disable any script blocker, and then double click [b]dds file [/b]to run the tool. [list]
[*]When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: [list=1]
[*] DDS.txt
[*] Attach.txt
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[*]Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.
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