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#1 lechatboote


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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:26 PM


The office computer was infected with spyquake! I ran spybot it didn't find it, neither did Norton. So I downloaded Adaware and if found it and quarantined it.

The problem now is I can't launch internet explorer, I was able to open it just long enough to find out the home page had been hijacked and reset the home page, then it froze and went nowhere. Upon re-boot I have no longer been able to launch IE at all.

Any suggestions?

Thank you very much.

Linda Reagan

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 20 July 2006 - 01:18 PM

Try this:
How to remove SpywareQuake and SpyQuake2.com
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#3 lechatboote

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:37 PM

Thank you for the suggestions, I ran into a problem with running the smit/rem on the infected computer.

It downloaded and unzipped to the desktop just fine, but when I restarted the computer in safe mode, the folder was nowhere to be found.

I tried loading normally and removing the download and reinstalling then, going back into safe mode, again the folder was not visable.

to this point I am dead in the water as far as removing the spyquake pest. The other programs have been unsuccessful at totally removal, are there any others available?

I guess I should send you the hijack folder.


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