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#1 dcrock

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:31 AM

I was recently infected with SpywareQuake, I've tried the tuitorials for removal but when I try to download the recommended programs my browser redirects me to different sites. I tried to post in Hijack but I can't download any of the files from AdAware, Spybot, or HyjackThis. I don't get the prompt from the download manager I just get re-directed to other websites??? I'm at a loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:14 AM

You may be able to avoid this problem by using an alternative browser: either Firefox or Opera (both are free) to download the applications.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:24 AM

I tried to download the alternate browsers as you suggested but when i get to the "Download Now" button on the Firefox website my browser re-directs me to another search page unassociated with anything to do with the topic. This has been happening everytime I try download anything from anysite. I tried removal instructions from the zdnet site and I've tried the instructions on the "How To Remove Spywarequake" from this site and the same thing happens each time I try to download the needed programs or files.???
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:56 AM

Do you have access to another computer where you can download Firefox and the programs from the tutorial? If so you can place them on a USB stick or a CD and transfer them to your computer. Print out the tutorial steps and then follow the instructions to install and run the tools as provided.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:21 PM

Ok, I think I have finally deleted it. I went into the windows\system32 files and found stickrep.dll and renamed it and put it in a folder on the desktop. I restarted and then deleted teh folder with McAfee Shredder. After doing that I was able to use the tuitorial on this site and download the files needed to delete the spyware (I hope). Everything seems to be back to normal for now.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:35 PM

Your quite welcome.
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