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#1 eurokings05

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:04 PM

when i downloaded spybot s&d from the recommended links in this forum
at the' preparation guide for use before posting a hijack this log 'during installation
it tried to change my host file to allow porn sites but my other spyware alerted me to
this.is it still safe to run the spybot scan please help thanks

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:40 PM

Hummm
I understand your problem, but i have no experience about this recommendation link, i also trying to download file with Adware Alert antispyware, this can not check or scan the file, and install unwanted porn files, which can not be removed easily, they also give me a link www.adwarealert.com, when i go there, it is useless and make me like this :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:43 PM

could you kindly show us which link you used for your download of spybot?

I have just tried the link in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

which takes me to http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

and on to

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html

is this what YOU did and which link did you use?

#4 eurokings05

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:45 PM

yes thats the links i used

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:47 PM

OK; what other protection programs have you got on board and when did you last update and run them fully?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:56 PM

it was spyware detector that said that something was tryin to change
host files to allow these websites. it was max secures spyware detector and it updates daily.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:02 PM

I notice you are already being asked to do a log due to an infection which may now have shown its colours
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry742171

I suggest you carry on with the preparation instructions and get a log posted so the Team can see just what IS going on but ignore pro tem the spybot scan :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:28 PM

Hello eurokings05,

Spybot inserts entries to BLOCK sites, not to allow them. It doesn't, as far as I am aware, change the hosts file. Rather it adds entries to the black list in the browsers.

And yes, please continue with the preparation guide and post the log in the HJT forum. Please let them know what worked, didn't work and the warnings spyware detector gave you when installing Spybot.

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