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Infested : Adware (need Help)

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#1 xHigginz


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:42 AM

hi im currently running windows xp and are fairly new to this site so im not familiar with how everything is done but
i am currently using superAdBlocker to search for any harmful things in my computer and so far i have found Adware.Vundo Variant and Adware.Tracking cookie
im not entirely sure this is all thats wrong but some of the problems im getting are:
-random pop ups when opening internet explorer
-inability to run programs due to this error msg "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." (i am the computer administrator)
-slower than normal load times for regular folders and programs
If any help at all to get rid of these especially with tutorials would help alot and be much appreciated since i'm not to familiar with hijackthis and many of these programs

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:54 AM

Do you have any anti-virus or anti-spyware protection?

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:29 AM

just avg free

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:12 PM

Please do an online scan with Kaspersky WebScanner

Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.
  • The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
  • Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
  • Now click on Scan Settings
  • In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
    • Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
    Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
    • Scan Options:
    Scan Archives
    Scan Mail Bases
  • Click OK
  • Now under select a target to scan:Select My Computer
  • This will program will start and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
    • Now click on the Save as Text button:
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Copy and paste that information in your next post.

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