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 SolvedI took my computer in to be checked for spyware etc. it worked fine at that time. I had no problems. It was returned completel Forum Dont know..whether the problem is spyware or registries..!! Forum Problem with spyware I think. Forum 2142 problem(not glitches or spyware) Forum Probable spyware problem Forum Spyware problem Forum Spyware problem Forum Terrible spyware problem Forum Spyware problem with "...command=regedit.exe "%1" Forum Spyware Running Problem Forum spyware removal problem Forum spyware problem Forum Spyware - not a problem?? Forum Spyware/ Adware Problem??? Forum Spyware Problems Forum Solvedspyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features Forum SolvedYou guys know of any anti-spyware that can be loaded to usb and ran? Forum SolvedPossible virus, spyware/malware, or adware Forum Solvedfree spyware removal Forum SolvedSpyware that cannot be deleted Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !