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#1 computerfailure


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Posted 19 June 2005 - 01:56 PM

Ok, so I discovered that a program called spy sherriff decided to download itself to my computer and has completely messed up alot of stuff, including but not limited to my spybot. does anyone know how to get rid of it? I have already tried uninnstalling it, deleting it, spybot, virus scan, everything I can think of, and I am completely unable to rid my computer of it. I have windows xp pro, and I really don't want to have to reformat my computer to fix it. Thanks so much.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 03:20 PM

One of the problems with Spy Sheriff is that it's installed by a trojan, and you have to successfully remove the trojan first, then you can proceed to uninstalling Spy Sheriff from Add/Remove Programs.

Here's some information on Spy Sheriff.

You might try getting rid of it with Ad-Aware, or running an online Trend Micro House Call scan or an online Panda scan. Chances are you might also want to post a log in the HijackThis! forum here at Bleeping to see if you have any other nasties lurking.

Ad-Aware has been updated to take care of both the dropper trojan and the Faux Spyware programs that it installs, so if you don't have it, I recommend you get it and make sure it's updated. (Assuming you can still get on the internet.)

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