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Raze Spyware Taken Over Desktop

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#1 vanish98


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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:44 PM

I am pretty sure that this similar topic has been posted before. But before I go working on a friend's computer, I thought I would throw this one out. Recently my friend's computer came up with this DANGER:SPYWARE add that has filled her desktop. It also disabled the Display properties. I have never seen this before. However, they did not have any security measures in place prior to this. I downloaded and installed the Microsoft AntiSpyware program and Norton Antivirus. So far nothing has been able to remove this.

If anyone has an easy suggestion on how to do remove this I would be greatly appreciative. If it is complex (but not as complex as just wiping out the hard drive and starting again--which she wants me to do), I can also give that a whirl!


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#2 stidyup


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Posted 01 September 2005 - 03:17 AM

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log here.

How to submit a hijackthis log

Download Hijackthis

Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.zip


DrWeb CureIT

Also try installing and running A2 Free and Ewido

I'd also run Spybot and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt"

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix

#3 jgweed


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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:36 AM

When you run your applications, do they find it, and do they give you any error reports explaining why they cannot remove it? Have you tried running both in Safe Mode?

//Mod edit: There were two duplicate topics on this subject.
I merged the responses.

Edited by KoanYorel, 03 September 2005 - 06:12 AM.

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