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Can't Remove Spywarebot Vestige


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#1 chuckm51

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:43 PM

I just ran A2 program this morning and it found "program files\SpywareBot\AdwareAlert.exe-boot" as adware. When A2 tries to delete it, spybot tells me it is trying to reinstall in the startup file. If I refuse to allow the installation in the startup folder, it pops up again, over and over.

Any ideas what to do ?

I have a related problem with a startup monitor I got, I think from Kim Komando's site. Since spybot does the same thing, I tried to delete it using add/remove programs. Same problem... it keeps reinstalling itself.

How do I delete these? The startup monitor program does not show up in add/remove programs now, but I think it is still there.

thanks for a great site.

chuck in austin :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 03:37 PM

Welcome to BC :thumbsup:

I suggest you follow the directions in this guide. Then create an HJT log, you will find the directions in the guide.

Create a new topic in this forum, not here and give it a good descriptive title. Briefly summarize what the problems are, what you have done to try to solve it, and what worked and didn't work and paste in your HJT log.

After you post your log, DO NOT make any further changes to your computer: deleting files, editing the registry, using special fix tools, installing or uninstalling software etc. as this will make it more difficult for the HJT team to help you.

Please be patient as the HJT team is very busy. DO NOT bump your log as the team may think that someone is already helping you. If you have not had a response in five days, add a response to the five days no response topic and paste in the link to your thread.

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Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

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