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Spyware Protector 2009


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#1 anniemcc

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:06 AM

Is 'Spyware Protector 2009' malware or just a cookie trying to sell you something?

It first appeared on booting up PC this morning. Ran Avast! AV, Ad-Aware & Spybot which didn't find anything; then ran CCleaner which found the cookie and deleted it.

I don't get on here very often, so if I've posted on the wrong board, my apologies.

My PC is a Dell Inspiron 530 running XP Home with SP3.

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:25 AM

It is likely more than a cookie. Use Super Antispyware to find and remove the malware.
After downloading, installing and UPDATING in regular mode, reboot into safe mode to run the scan.
Instructions for using are in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1040160

You can prevent the Ad/Tracking (third party cookies) from installing on your computer by following the instructions below.
This applies to Internet explorer browsers.
Click on tools
click on internet options
click on privacy tab
click on advanced button
put a check in the box next to override automatic cookie handling
put a check in the box next to first party accept
put a check in the box next to block third party cookies (those are the ad/ tracking cookies that AVG deletes)
Click OK to exit
Then just run another quick scan with SAS to remove the third party cookies that were installed before changing the settings.

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