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#1 Braveheart

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 05:03 PM

Hello there,
Does anyone know where there is a free software that gets rid of the hidden popup files that spybot and adaware dont get? Every time I try this ones that say scan for free they charge to get rid of what they find. Havent had much luck lately. I know I have them because my computer is a little slow and I have done every other thing I can do and I still think it is a little slow.
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#2 tg1911

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 05:15 PM

Sounds like you've been hijacked.

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Besides Ad-aware & Spybot, are you using these basic security programs?
aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard-A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

If that doesn't help, then:

Download the latest version of HijackThis (HJT), from here.

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

That way we can eliminate the possibility of spyware/malware, being the cause of your
problem.

If this doesn't help with your problem, then post back in the appropriate forum. In your
post, mention that you have already submited a HJT log, and it was cleaned.
This way we can start looking for the problem on a clean machine.

Edited by tg1911, 09 January 2005 - 05:16 PM.

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