browser says “I am spyware”, no spyware or viruses identified

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Hello - one of the computers in my office is appending the words "I am spyware" in the title bar of Internet Explorer. For example, when I go to google.com, the title bar says "google.com - I am spyware". I have scanned the computer with Norton 2006 and Ad-aware and neither application is identifying spyware or viruses of any kind. The system is running XP, IE6.0. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Try looking at this. See if it leads you in the right direction.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176497

Paul

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  • EnigmaticKishore
    Its better to migrate to Mozilla Firefox which is a free one and if not possible upgrade ur IE6.0 to IE7.0... which is better than the previous version but not as good as Firefox...
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  • EnigmaticKishore
    Its better to migrate to Mozilla Firefox which is a free one and if not possible upgrade ur IE6.0 to IE7.0... which is better than the previous version but not as good as Firefox...
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  • 3ABNTech
    The scary part is what allowed a change in your registry to allow the display of that message. If you use regedit, you can do a search for that string, then delete the key where that string is located. This will most likely be located at: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft|Internet ExplorerMain The string to delete is "Window Title" Once deleted, the standard window title will be displayed. Hope that helps... -Jon
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  • Kfettig
    Thank you to Paul and Jon. That is exactly what it was. I really appreciate your help!
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  • Bobkberg
    I'm wondering if you are the victim of a practical joke. Bob
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  • Spywarebiz
    Sure sounds to me like a person who has access to the registry does not like Google.
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