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Internet Explorer Spyware


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#1 tarpon

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:20 PM

Everytime I or a program tries to use internet explorer it comes up Cannot find server, page cannot be displayed. When this happens according to my trend micro scan a spyware spy_softomate.a downloads. I can access the internet through MSN and AOL but not internet explorer. Trend micro does not seem to be able to solve this problem. Can anyone help?

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

Edited by jgweed, 11 July 2006 - 04:18 PM.


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#2 JU$T1N

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:15 PM

Within IE or from the Control Panel:

Access Internet Options...

-Delete cookies / files and history
On the advanced tab disable "3rd party browser extensions
-On the general tab choose the settings button beside delete files and then choose view objects... its safe to remove all of these if you are unsure of what they are (if you need it: you will be promted again to install it) = Download program files (Active X / Addons / Toolbars etc)

Also you may want to check MSCONFIG to see if these "baddies" are loading every time you boot... If so disable that.

More help available on request
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#3 tg1911

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 09:39 PM

Do you have that spelled correctly?
If it's SPYW_SOFTOMATE.A, here's Trend Micro's removal instructions:
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/grayware/ve_graywareDetails.asp?GNAME=SPYW%5FSOFTOMATE%2EA&VSect=Sn

Edited by tg1911, 11 July 2006 - 09:40 PM.

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