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#1 PeaceLoveJazz


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:12 AM

After years of clean browsing, the inevitable finally happened. I browsed the wrong site and got hit with tons of adware, trojans, and the like.
I booted in safe mode (XP) and ran the Stinger program recommended by Comcast. After 3 hours of running, it appeared to have absolutely no affect. So, I went to the Comcast site and downloaded the free McAfee Virus scanner. It removed most everything, but gave an error when I asked it to remove one of the dozen or so files it found but did not fix and so now I'm running the Scan again.
Looks like it's not removing all the adware, so I'm here to find out what else I need to do to get back to a clean machine!

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:55 AM

Hopefully, you have a resident Anti-virus on your hard drive, and have the latest definitions downloaded. The first step should be to have it do a thorough scan in SAFE MODE (tap f8 whilst rebooting, and choose "safe mode" from the menu). The second step should be a repetition of the process using Ad-AwareSE and Spybot S&D---or your favourite anti-spyware applications---in Safe Mode.

Note the name and paths of any files that could not be quarantined, and post back.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:22 AM

In addition to jgweed's instructions, I recommend you download and scan with Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 in "SAFE MODE" as well.
Print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.
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