Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:39 AM
I was recently infected with some sort of adware virus, running Windows 98, IE 6, Norton Anti-virus. Dumped all Internet files, histories, and cookies-still there. Purchased Spysweeper, a Webroot product. Swept the system a number of times, got rid of a number of fatal cookies, but apparently not the ones with this very irritating adware that keeps popping up and hijacking my websites, as well as all my work.
Got hold of techies at Webroot, they had me download Hijackthis and send them my zipped log files-all clean. Now telling me that I should dump my Internet files, cookies, and histories...sigh...obviously, I wasted my money with this product.
My son, a techie, tells me that not all spyware programs pick up adware. He's too busy too help. Maybe someone here can, I sure need it, and will deeply appreciate it. Keep it simple, ok? I'm not too smart, very surprised I've gotten this far with this mess, and still have a remote understanding of what's going on.
(Couldn't even get this topic posted without several efforts-if it weren't for the fact that I know to copy everything I would have thrown the pc out the window in frustration by now).