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#1 Jargon

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 02:45 PM

I have a serious problem, and its called internet optimizer, i cant get rid of it and it wont go away, it pops up adds and other computer junk, and i dont want it anymore, (or i never wanted it to begin with) i just now discovered it on my computer and i have no clue how i got it, if there is anybody that reads this could you please help me!!!

my brother knows alot about computers but he just laughes when i ask if he can help. if anybody would help me i would greatly appreciate it.
and the best way i know how to fix a computer is to not try and fix it, thats how bad i am with computers. so if anybody out there could help me please reply, i am open to all suggestions, (i have already tried to delete by going into add/remove programs and it didnt work so please dont suggest that)

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 03:19 PM

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.
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D-Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
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.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

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.
It may take a couple of days to get a response, the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.
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