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Question:

My computer got infected with Spysheriff and I was able to remove it. But it still shows a blue background and the bogus warning as the background - which is set up in file c:secure32.html. When I delete the file, it comes back. Where does this Secure32.html come from?

Answer:

The file secure32.html is generated by a program called Paytime.exe.
Paytime.exe is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\paytime.exe

How to solve this problem:
  1. Bring up your taskmanager by pressing Control + Alt + Delete, in some Windows versions select the 'Processes' tab. Then click on 'Paytime.exe' and end the task.
  2. Delete paytime.exe, which you should find under c:WindowsSystem32
  3. Delete c:secure32.html
  4. Run Explorer. It will tell you that it cannot find the path for secure32.html. Use the default configuration of Explorer and everything will be OK.


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2005-12-28, 09:18:35
anonymous from United States  
Funny, I tried all the steps and it works on two of my 3 XP accounts but the third one will not correct. It still wants to go to secure32..... I guess I can just have that person immediately go to favorites and switch to their home page.

Any other ideas though?

Thanks.
2005-12-28, 22:20:56
anonymous from Singapore  
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The most excellent solution I have found so far. Thanks a million,
2005-12-29, 08:40:26
anonymous from United States  
You are awesome!! This worked great. What a pain this whole SpySheriff thing was. Wish there was a way to shut them down
2005-12-29, 13:56:56
anonymous from United States  
THANK YOU!!!
2005-12-29, 14:09:38
anonymous from United States  
Excellent job cleaning out this crap! I'm Free of it now!
2005-12-30, 10:15:32
anonymous from United States  
thanks, worked great!!!!
2005-12-30, 16:12:56
anonymous from Canada  
Omg Thank You So Much!!! It Worked Awesome Everything Is Gone:D
2006-01-01, 14:30:42
anonymous from United States  
Damn that was perfect.
Thank you!
BTW I couldn't find c:/windows/syste either, just run a search for paytime it will show up.
2006-01-02, 07:23:36
Mike from United States  
You know all this is fine. I did remove all the spysheriff stuff. Now I can't get my homepage to stay where I set it...... any ideas?
2006-01-02, 08:00:28
anonymous from Netherlands  
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Zoetermeer
Hartelijk dank, dit werkt voortreffelijk! Wie bedenkt deze troep? Gelukkig kan ik nu weer mijn eigen startpagina gebruiken, dat kon overigens toch wel mar met een omweg.
Nogmaals dank!
2006-01-02, 19:51:17
anonymous from United States  
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Mike, Look at top of this page... It works, I know Just used it.... Thanks to the person who gave this post...
2006-01-02, 20:22:29
anonymous from United States  
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Thanks for great advice.
2006-01-03, 05:01:09
anonymous from Germany  
thanks a lot. Everything worked as stated till the last statement 'Use the default configuration of Explorer and everything will be OK'. Meaning, anytime I statrt explorer it demands the so called ' c:secure32.html
' Charles
2006-01-04, 05:14:13
anonymous from Australia  
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thanks that really helped me now my home page is back 2 nomal but my desktop is still blue and i cannot change it

any other ideas
2006-01-04, 11:42:07
anonymous from France  
Merci beaucoup. C'est un tour de force !

Gilles Berkovitch.

Fortunately, that damned Playtime thing does not seem to harm furthermore the machine, beside the silly home page.
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