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Newbie with many virus/spy attacks


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#1 Sunshine6604

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:57 PM

I'm new from Baltimore and for the past 2 weeks my computer has had many many virus attacks and ad/spy ware displayed everywhere.. I have mcaffe and AdAware and each time I run them I find infections.. Do I need a new computer? Can you please help me?
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 01:00 AM

Deleted content of post, because you are not allowed to post here!

Edited by Bobbi Flekman, 10 August 2005 - 06:34 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2005 - 06:35 AM

Hi Christine,

Download HijackThis.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/hijackthis.php
http://209.133.47.12/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
http://www.downloads.subratam.org/hijackthis.zip

If you are on Windows XP, extract the file. Do not just doubleclick on it! This opens HijackThis in a temporary folder. This would interfere with the possibility to make back-ups.

Unzip to a folder other than your Desktop or the Temp folder. Then, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and click "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that and copy and paste its contents in this thread.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet. Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.
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