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Can I Remove "spysheriff" With Ad-aware And Spybot - Search And Destroy Only?


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#1 krissy pig

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:25 AM

My computer infected with spysheriff. As I don't have any advanced knowledge about computers, I only run Cleanup!, Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D and followed the self-helping guide carefully.

When I first run Cleanup! and Ad-Aware, spysheriff seemed to be removed. But after I'd restarted the computer, spysheriff was back!!The destop had some warnings again and pop-up appeared!!

After that i run Spybot S&D, spysheriff seemed to be removed again. I saw "spy sheriff" in the list diaplayed when Spybot was checking , i fixed those things followed the self-helping guide and I restarted the computer again this time. Everything is functioning normally now, except that I've heard a sound "do" from my computer once but there was nothing happened, the destop was still displaying my wallpaper.

How to check whether i've totally removed spysheriff? Is it a must to use HijackThis to remove spysheriff?But I totally don't how to use it after reading the guide.

Is there any program that i need to install to prevent infection again(I'm only using Win XP firewall and Spybot now)




PLS help me...

Thank you very much for any help!!!

Edited by krissy pig, 06 January 2006 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:07 AM

Together with Spybot and Ad-Aware, also use these programs:
aČ free
ewido security suite

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

These above programs, along with Spybot and Ad-Aware, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Run all of your security programs in Safe Mode:
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

If you are still experiencing problems after using the above programs, post a HijackThis log for examination.

What part of the HJT posting instructions, don't you understand?
If you could explain your problem, in detail, we should be able to help you work through it.
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