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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:09 AM

I stumbled into your forum through Google, reeling from malware. Spyaxe, in particular, but had vestiges of old damage in puter that has collected over several years. I don't know much about puters, but have been able to stumble through repairs listed in forums like this over the years to at least get up and running again.

I was able to use the info posted to get rid of Spyaxe, thanks. The smitRem program worked great! I still have other issues I hope to work on but at the pace I am going it will take weeks, I am sure.

I have a Dell Pentium ®4 CPU 1.8 GHz with 512 RAM running Windows XP 2002 with Svc. Pk. 2.

After I got rid of Spyaxe I found my Home page has been taken over, my Task manager keeps getting "turned off by admin", NAV tries to install something and can't, and several other nefarious things.

I ran Ewido and AdAware. For some reason I couldn't do it in Safe Mode, but ran them afterwards in the normal mode. I believe my system is pretty well clean of malware and trojans (Had the Zlob.d or whatever that brought Spyaxe, I guess) but as I said, I have the damage to the Registry. AdAware keeps stalling at about 40,000 files and has to be "end program not responding" terminated.

I have been reading the different messages lurking for several days and as I get time I will get to the HiJack This forum.

Thanks in advance for providing such a forum and I really appreciated how you patiently walk folks with obviously little expertise through their problems.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:54 AM

Everyone here, no matter how "expert" began knowing next to nothing about computers, so they understand that simple but helpful explanations are often the best.
Welcome to BC!
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:04 AM

I received a disturbing e-mail today that makes me think I need to address my problems more urgently. I got a message that was filtered by Norton AntiSpam from paypal@intl.paypal.com saying my acount had been frozen due to possible unauthorized activity and I should open a new window from their message and give info. Of course I didn't respond, except to alert PayPal of possible fraud.

Personally I hardly use it, haven't in over a year, and my account holds exactly $0.00. Still it is worrisome. So I guess I am off to the HijackThis thread with my log...

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:14 AM

:thumbsup: to BC! was.
That e-mail from paypal@intl.paypal.com is suspicious, even with an empty account. I'd just ignore your spam e-mails. Sometimes, the more you worry about them, the more paranoid you get and scared of the internet you become.
Be (spam) Safe

Good Luck,
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:55 AM

I got three such E-mails this week, and I don't even have a Paypal account. This is just a phishing expedition to get your personal information. Both GMail and Yahoo correctly identified these as Spam, and I deleted them.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 02:58 PM

I have had to learn so much about computers the last two weeks! Thank God for Bleeping Computer, I have been able to fix a number of things myself. I had to finally break down and ask my Sunday School teacher (who is a PhD at NASA) to come help me fix the final crap up. Now I am pretty much up and running clean and "silent".

Thanks again for Bleeping Computer to provide such a forum.

God Bless.




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