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Spyware...maybe More?

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#1 xplosivo


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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:52 PM

Ok, I have been having a lot of problems lately with spyware and the like. It started a couple of weeks ago, I had some program called AdwareSherriff on my computer. I used some programs like Ad-Aware, Spy-bot, ewido, none of them did the trick. Eventually, I found someone with the same problem somewhere and someone had given them a certain thing to do, which i also followed and that worked. Everything was fine with my computer for about a week. Last night i used my computer with no problems, today, I turn on my computer and asks me if i want to install macromedia flash player, which i thought i had already installed on my computer, but i thought maybe it was an update or something so i agreed to download it. Then, I try to go on with my business but i realize that my computer is REALLY bogged down, and i cant do anything. So, I eventually get it restarted and now I have all kinds of ads popping up and I'm finding all kinds of random programs that i never had before on here. I tried to restart in safe mode and run ad-aware, it found lots of things and was able to get rid of most of them. Then, I restart back into normal mode, and I see a weird icon in my systray for about a second then it dissapears. I attempt to get on the internet via Firefox, but that wont start, so I try to get on with explorer and that opens for a split second and closes. So I restart the computer and now i can get on the internet but all the spyware and ads are back. I dont know what to do. I dont know if the problem is related to what was happening before, but thats what i suspect since my computer was working fine one night then the next time i turn it on i have all kinds of problems. I use Windows XP home. Thanks for any help.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:53 PM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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