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Need Help Getting Rid Of Win32/adware.amedia


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#1 Big5Bear

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:35 AM

I log into my computer and start internet explorer. My home page appears then another window with advertisement. In the original window with my home page, a new tab opens up trying to access a web page. I get "The webpage cannot be found". Another tab opens up to try accessing the page again with the same result. A windows error appears "Windows host process (Rundll 32) has stopped working A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." I'm running Windows Vista Utimate and ESET NOD32 antivirus system. I've tried inserting snapshots without success. Need help.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:40 AM

Down loaded and ran superantispyware. Found three nasty spyware and cleaned. Ran antivirus and found virus. Deleted file. Rebooted and ran both again. Clean bill of health. Should I still be concerned and what are the best free Adware and Firewall programs?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:38 PM

Hello Big5Bear and welcome to BC :thumbsup:

what are the best free Adware and Firewall programs?


This varies depending on your system and what programs you have. Everyone has his/her favorites. You can see a list of free security programs that members here at BC have tried and recommend in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html I would wait on experimenting with them until your computer has been disinfected.

I see that you have a HiJack This log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/150749/infected-with-downloader-win32-fraudload/ Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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