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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:02 PM
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agh I think I already got spyware christ
and Ive used adaware and it doesnt seem to work because my homepage keeps on becoming this weird thingie that produces more spyware for me. Also iTunes wont install for me and neither will any of my other programs.
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:04 PM
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1. Spy bot search and destroy
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:05 PM
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2. thanks
its annoying as hell.
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luaneryder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:11 PM
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3. That's what I'm using
I've had spyware every time I've done a S&D.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:13 PM
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4. I have heard
that Spybot and Aadaware work well but occasionally conflict but still I have heard that the two together should take care of most things. I use SpyBot and like it a lot.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:15 PM
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5. ok lemme get spybot
thanks.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:22 PM
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8. Some of the newer "home page pop-ups" can not be deleted with Spyware
You may end up reinstalling until they figure these crappy things out.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:30 PM
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9. I dont plan to reinstall
The guy who fixed my computer is gonna be coming out again on wednesday and he knows what to do.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:56 PM
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18. I kept updating Spybot with no effect
When I'd run it on a home page pirate. My service guy came in re-installed with Mozilla. That has worked for the past month. He told me my Internet Explorer was a fuzzball that picked up internet lint and had to be removed.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:00 PM
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19. any good alterns to IE?
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:08 PM
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21. Many here like Mozilla Firebird
I use Avant Browser as my default browser, which is an IE shell. It does have some protection.

I use Firebird as a backup browser, in case I have problems with Avant.

With a modified HOSTS file (see my post below), and current antivirus/firewall protection, I rarely see any spyware/hijacks/trojans/etc.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:14 PM
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22. ok thanks I downloaded "hijack this" but MS shreder doesnt work
I have my norton anti virus on, thanks. I appreciate the help.
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:20 PM
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6. Adaware doesn't conflict with most.
You run it to clean the system. Only if you have two blocking programs do you get dueling "he's trying to change your homepage" "I know you are but what am I" messages.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:21 PM
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7. well I am using both if it matters
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 01:22 PM by JohnKleeb
Its really strange. I just reinstalled my OS yesterday and its already back and iTunes wont install for me and neither will my iPod. Very strange shit.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:40 PM
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12. Is your selected homepage coming up?
Or is it some strange search engine?

If it's a strange search engine, it may be a browser hijack.

AdAware gets rid of these. Be sure to update it (look for icon on upper right of the box when you open the program).

You can also try these two programs:

Hijack This:

http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.sht...

Direct download link:

http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_hijackthis....

CWShredder:

http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.sht...

Direct download link:

http://download.softpedia.com:8080/ANTIVIRUS/CWShredder...

When your HOSTS file is fixed, put in a dummy one that will block the little nasties. This site shows you how:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Also, make sure your firewall/antivirus software is up to date.

It worked well for me. No spyware in months!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:43 PM
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13. this is the link
res://aujib.dll/index.html#96676
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:09 PM
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15. That doesn't look like a homepage to me
Looks like a file on your computer.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:26 PM
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16. well thats what my home page becomes
its strange, no?
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:04 PM
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20. It may a browser hijack script
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 03:06 PM by RatTerrier
Follow my directions previously for clearing out your HOSTS file. "Hijack This" and "CWShredder" work well.

It could also be a virus, worm or trojan. I've never seen that kind of homepage before. Looks like that address is aimed at some sort of file name (the '.dll' ending looks like it).

Likely, the HOSTS file has something to do with it.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:32 PM
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10. "All hail the Spyware Christ!"..........................
:freak:
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:36 PM
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11. Bazooka catches everything the others miss,

but you have to remove them yourself. It gives you instructions how to do it, but if you're not comfortable with registry editing, then get somebody who is.

It will catch all of the spyware though, and it's 100% free.

Here's the link:

http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=...
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:45 PM
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14. Try Avast
It's worked well for my husband's computer, and its free:

http://www.avast.com /

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:26 PM
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17. thanks will do
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:35 PM
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23. Go to webroot
and get spysweeper, there is a free version and a better one that you must buy, but the free one defends your homepage and keeps you from getting hijacked.
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