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Unable To Download Ad Aware And Spy Bot Search And Destroy


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#1 mcnairnr

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:48 AM

every time i get on internet explorer it goes to a page that says my computer is infected, download this, blah blah. i have spy sweeper, and trend micro antivirus and i run them all the time, but i cannot get ride of the spyware making messing with my homepage. i tried to follow the steps posted online that begins with going to run and typing in cleanmgr but when i get to the part about downloading adware and spy bot, i cant download them. i just get a noise that goes "bloop." what is wrong with my computer and what do i do? help me! my computer is brand new!

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 02:44 PM

Hello mcnairnr

Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

If that does not help and you cannot download anything from your computer, then your going to need access to another computer (family, friend) with Internet access. Then download the following programs and save to a USB stick or CD:
Sysclean Package.
Virus Pattern Files (lptXXX.zip).
DrWeb-CureIt.
If your running Win XP/2000, also download AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. Be sure to print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions.
HijackThis 1.99.1. This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location if we need to use it.

Transfer all these programs to the infected computer. Install AVG Anti-Spyware following the instructions you printed out but do not perform a scan yet.

For the Sysclean Package do this:
  • Create a new folder on drive "C:\" ("C:\New Folder") and rename it Sysclean.
  • Place the sysclean.com inside that folder.
  • Extract the lptXXX.zip pattern file into the same folder you created for sysclean.com.
  • DISABLE your current anti-virus software. Some anti-virus programs such as Avast will alert you to a virus attack when running sysclean so it's best to disable them first. DO NOT use yet.
Note: When using Sysclean its best to use the Administrator's account or an account with Administrative rights otherwise you will not have the rights to scan some locations resulting in Access is denied log entries.

Reboot your computer in SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup [but before the Windows icon appears] press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with AVG Anti-Spyware, following the instructions you printed out for scanning in safe mode.

Scan with Sysclean as follows:
  • Open the Sysclean folder and double-click on sysclean.com to run.
  • It will take some time to complete. Be patient and let it clean whatever it finds.
  • Exit when done.
Scan with DrWeb-CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to start the program.
  • An "Express Scan of your PC" notice will appear. Under "Start the Express Scan Now", Click "OK" to start.
  • Click "Select drives" and then click the "Start/Stop Scanning" button (green arrow on the right) to start.
  • When done a message will be displayed at the bottom advising if any viruses were found.
  • A log file will be created in C:\Documents and Settings\username\DoctorWeb\CureIt.log
  • Any quarantined files will be sent to C:\Documents and Settings\username\DoctorWeb\Quarantine.
  • Exit the program and reboot normally.
Finally, make sure you re-enable your anti-virus program.
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