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Old 06-19-2006, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a bunch of spyware that got on my computer, from numerous sources.

any program better then these, or an all-in-one?

Ad-Aware SE Personal
Spybot: Search and Destroy

any links would be great

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Old 06-19-2006, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ewido is cool too. You have to run them in Safe Mode.

If these aren't getting rid of your spyware problem, you will need to find specialized patches for the individual spyware threats.
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well, i keep running full scans with spybot and ad-aware, and every time i run it i get more problems... this is VERY bad.

the spyware installed its own fake spyware removal programs that cept giving me "critical system errors" and such, its very annoying.

i think ive got rid of most of it, but i keep getting more.

also, i cant boot in safe mode, it crashes (maybe because of the spyware)

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Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 10 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Ad-aware Messenger Service Plugin

Ad-Aware VX2 Cleaner Plug-In 2.0

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis

Ewido

CCleaner

Cleanup!

Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel, Internet Options.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, don¡¦t reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each Spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

Then run CCleaner „² make sure you run the Cleaner section of Windows and Applications and then the Registry Cleaner. Make a backup if you wish while running the Registry Cleaner when it asks you.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on www.techist.com
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok, but one problem.

as is right now, i cant boot in safe mode.

it crashes when i try, and reboots the computer of its own accord.

ill try what you said though, ill get back to you.

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Just skip SM if you cant access it
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what folder are the cookies and temp files in?

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control panel, internet options
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i use firefox, should i use firefox options?
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