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Pop ups, spyware, bad stuff

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#1 redd2


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Posted 02 July 2004 - 10:37 PM

I think I am being attacked. I have S&D installed, have scanned twice today and 3 times yesterday, keep finding the same things, DSO Exploit, Delfin Project and a couple of others. (use Sygate Firewall) the last couple of days I have been getting a lot of pop ups, and am being asked every 4-5 minutes if I want to install MacoMedia/FlashPlayer. I keep saying no but it just never goes away. Also, when I open my home page I sometimes get something called "Incredifind". Where this came from I don't know. It isn't happening all the time but I sure don't like it and it tells me "xxxxcannot be found" or "this page is not available", something like that. I was using Ad-Aware6 but uninstalled it because it and S&D did not play nice. Now I can't find Ad-Aware link again.
Guess my question is what do I need to do and install? Up until Monday I was not having any problems.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 03 July 2004 - 01:09 AM

Follow these steps regardless of whether or not you have done it previously:

Please follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and Dialers.

Step 1:
Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them. You should run both programs and clean up what it finds. This is to gaurantee that you find the most malware you can installed on your computer.

Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory that you update the programs. There are update options in each program when you run them.



If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the proper settings you can read the tutorials below:

AD-AWARE - Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware/Hijackers from Your Computer.

SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY - Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware from Your Computer.

When you scan with both programs, fix everything that it finds.

When you are done with the scan and fixing the items. Please continue with the next step.

Step 2:

It is important that you run Spybot and Adaware before you proceed with this step. Fixing enties with Hijackthis may leave behind unwanted files on your computer if the previous step was not done first.

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

Download HijackThis from:


Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program. Click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.

Create a reply to this post here or one at the Bleeping Computer forums where I am most often, and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.

Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.

To see a tutorial on using HijackThis you can click on the link in my signature below.

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 01:38 PM

Ok, I posted the log under the "Hijack This" thread. Hope I did ok. Will check in later.


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