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#1 Delafonze19

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 12:38 PM

I have Advertising.com, Avenue A,Inc, Double Click, and Windows Security Center Disable notify. Are all spyware problems that keep reinstalling themselves after I use spybot to remove them. I have also noticed the I have a process called Monitor.exe that is using 50% of my cpu resources. How can I remove these comletely.

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 12:59 PM

How long have you had these problems?
If you know the exact date your computer became infected you can use Windows System Restore to return your system to a date that precedes the infection.

If you do not know the exact date, or an early enough System Restore point is not available the following is suggested:

Run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy using safe mode, updating each program's malware definitions before you scan and allowing both to fix what they find.

If you do not already have both of these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:

*AdAware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your malware infection.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.


Following instructions, download "Hijack This" and install it on your root drive - not on the desktop or in any temporary file, and then create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html

Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not attempt to use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.


A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

NOTE
Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make it different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria they have when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log to work on might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

#3 Delafonze19

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 09:49 PM

They are within a few days. A buddy of mine told me to get extra smileys for MSN. That is when the problem started. I have spybot. I do not have adaware. I have run spybot and it removes them but they come back. I recently hads a virus that was using my restore info to bring it self back so I disabled that function. I have never used Hyjack thi9s, but it seems to be a very popular tool So I guess I will give it a shot.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:22 AM

Advertising.com, Avenue A,Inc, Double Click, and Windows Security Center Disable notify

The first three could just be cookies. And the last one could have been put on there by your antivirus program, such as Norton. When you install Norton you are prompted to make a choice if you would rather use Norton's notifications instead of Window's notifications. If you said yes to this, then you will see Windows Security Center Disable Notify come up on your scans. But this is not neccessarily bad.
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Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:10 AM

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