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Spyaxe And Xp Problems


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#1 kathie1219

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:57 AM

This my first post so be patient. I'm a bit of a novice with all this.
I had spyaxe and others on my computer, I researched this forum and found
a post giving me instructions on removal. Let me first say I was installing
Norton Internet Security 2006 when this first reared its ugly head!
I believe I followed all the steps...However when I get to the last which was
to run Panda Activescan, I was told to make sure autoclean box is checked
This I did not see on the sight. The system was scanned and the report came back
with several infections but in order to wipe them out I had to purchase their product.
I then figured maybe I would unistall and then re-install NIS.
When I do this, NIS does a pre-scan. I continue to fail on this first step, this has been
continually happening for over a 1 week. So I figure I still have this bloody thing
buried someone within the system and NIS is picking it up and won't install correctly
because of it.
Bottom line is now I don't have any Antivirus/Security running and am even more vulnerable.
I see that everyone runs their scans and then posts them, I'm not sure exactly how they are
doing this, otherwise I would try and post my reports.
One good thing is that the "taskbar warning " that my system is infected is now gone.
Any suggestions, I've spent way too many hours on this.
For anyone that replies remember you're dealing with someone who knows very little but
is willing to learn. :thumbsup:
Thanks in advance
Kathie

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 08 January 2006 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2006 - 10:53 AM

Here is a good freeware AV.. AVG Free Edition Antivirus.

Go to and follow these instructions.. Spyaxe reomal guide





EDIT I forgot something. Select Run when downloading AVG

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 11:33 AM

Hi Kathie,I seem to have the same problem as you -see my post -chongie.I can't offer any help but i can empathise with you -it's driving me crazy!Hopefully someone will be able to help us

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 02:59 PM

Thanks for the info on AVG. I downloaded and the scan says I'm clean.
If I now run that and not the NIS program that would mean I don't have
the security side of the program..ie..parental controls or ad blocker etc...
Any suggestions for a free download for security stuff???

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:30 PM

I'm assume your using XP. In Internet Explorer go to Tools>Internet Options>Content>Enable Content Advisor. This feature is highly under used and under rated. I block everything and add allowed sites. I have three kids and it work very well. If you want them to go to a site you can just enter the password or add to the approve sites lists.
XP has a very good popup blocker and I run Google Toolbar. I use the Goole Toolbar constanly and it has a very good popup blocker.
I could go of many more and if you have question I would love to describe them but I think you should choose which ones you want to use. Here is a partical list.

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition

Antispyware
Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
Spybot Tutorial
AdAware SE Personal Edition Tutorial
SpyBlaster Tutorial
SpywareGuard Tutorial

Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall Internet Explorer Only
Trendmicro"s Housecall FoxFire Only
Panda's ActiveScan Internet Explorer Only
F-secure's Virus Scan Internet Explorer Only
SyGate's Trojan scan
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner Internet Explorer Only

Removal Tools
Kaspersky Removal Tools
AVG Manual Virus Removal tool
MacAfee Stinger Virus Removal Tool
Symantec's Viurs Removal Tools
BitDefender Removal Tools Free

Utility
cCleaner
Everest Home (hardware and software information)
Belarc Diagnostic Tool
Fresh Diagnose (Diagnostic and system resource)
Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
MicroSoft's Memory Test
Digtal Dolly (Hard drive utility)
www.bootdisk.com
BIOS beep & POST codes
Firewall Security Test
Snap Backup (Backup Utility)

Firewalls(Run only one.)
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
SyGate Personal Free Edition (I personally use)
OutPost Firewall Free
Jetico Personal Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:39 PM

many thanks -will give a go once i'm up and running again.




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