spyware problem Tags: Security Windows Security Spyware Windows XP Last response: October 15, 2006 10:07 PM in Windows XP Share supersteve October 14, 2006 9:20:41 PM hi i haven't had any problems till windows installed the latest security patch. Now i have a spyware program i can't seem to get rid of. I use Xesoft to remove it and after a little while my antivirus program(Avast) asks to reboot my pc. then i run the xesoft scan again and the spyware is back. the spyware is RealSpy. and is reported as a severe threat. Does anyone have any advice on how i can fix this problem. It is getting frustrating. This is on 2 pc's that are on the same router but are not networked. Both had the problem start right after the windows security update. Thanks More about : spyware problem g-paw October 15, 2006 2:38:34 PM http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?d... The above is from Symantic. Also Googling it looks like this is a monitoring program. Is it possible that someone could have put this on your machines, e.g., parents? supersteve October 15, 2006 5:20:44 PM hi well i searched and examined the file system and what it turns out to be is that Xosoft is giving false positives. I removed Xosoft and installed Super antispyware pro. and it found 26 tracking cookies and gave no false positives. on my other pc i installed my brothers copy of spysweeper and it found tracking cookies but gave no false positives. so i went to the avast forums and guess what.....Yup Xosoft is listed as a rogue program by several sites and gives alot of false positives. I appreciate all the help offerred here. thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer g-paw October 15, 2006 10:07:03 PM Glad you got it fixed Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Combination of firewall, antivirus, antimal/ spyware available for 2013 Forum Dont know..whether the problem is spyware or registries..!! Forum Best ? Anti: Virus/ Spyware /Malware, etc ... Forum Problem with spyware I think. Forum Probable spyware problem Forum Spyware problem Forum Spyware problem Forum Terrible spyware problem Forum Spyware problem with "...command=regedit.exe "%1" Forum spyware removal problem Forum spyware problem Forum Spyware - not a problem ?? Forum Spyware Running Problem Forum Spyware / Adware Problem ??? Forum Lexmark Printer Users Beware of Spyware Forum Spyware and keylogger if someone builds my PC??? Forum Finding Spyware on a Specific Port? Or at all? Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum possible svchost.exe problem Forum USB problem Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !