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#1 dave4943

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 07:20 PM

hello, i'm having 2 problems with my computer. the worst is when my computer starts slowing down to a crawl and i hit ctl-alt-del and the taskmanager shows the program prevadserv.exe about a hundred times and multiplying by the second. i have spybots&d and that usually stops it but it always comes back. how do i destroy it for good? the second problem is just an annoying. theres always a mysearch button on my web browser that i don't want there. i always right click it and delete it but it comes back on the next window i open up.
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Posted 05 March 2005 - 01:07 AM

You say Spybot takes care of it, but it keeps comming back.
Are you running Spybot in safe mode, with System Restore turned off?
Are you using these other security programs?

aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard-A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

If these don't fix your problems, then:

Please read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Create a Permanent folder, to put HijackThis (HJT) into:
Click My Computer / click C: / at the top left, click File / click New / click Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Download the latest version of HijackThis, from here.
Put HijackThis.exe, in the new folder you just created.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a couple of days to get a response, but, the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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