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Sockins32.dll Or Antispy Spider

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#1 andrewpohl12345


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:41 PM

A while back I turned on the computer one day to find that the background had turned blue with warning messages of spyware and began recieving numerous false popups about my computer being infected with spyware all directing me to the site "http://antispyspider.us/69". Then the computer began to work more and more slowly and the "blue screen of death" or system error screen began shutting down my computer randomly. I hadn't really been paying attention but apparently all of my anti-spy and anti-virus software that had come with the computer had expired and I had recently been downloading an extensive amount of music from blogs on the internet, so I guess I'm not really suprised at this. Anyways, I did a bit of research and downloaded the Spybot Search and Destroy program which apparently removed a massive amount of stuff already, but the pop ups continue (however not quite as frequently.) I am embarassed to admit that I also blew thirty bucks on something called "SpyHunter" which did basically nothing and i was later told by Spybot was something known as a rogue spyware removal program. Anyways this is my first post and I'm really just trying to get into the right forum right now and in contact with someone that can help me, thanks. Also I am using windows XP.

Edited by andrewpohl12345, 19 August 2008 - 07:21 PM.

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#2 andrewpohl12345

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:12 PM

It kinda seems like everyone else who posted a question was responded to rather quickly, wondering if I did something wrong...

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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