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Spyware/adware From A Crack Site. It Just Wont Leave!

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#1 Zach Al

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:34 PM

Hello all i am new here. I recently visited a crack site for software (stupid and a bad decision, i know) and after trying to get a code, i got attacked and shot up with spyware and adware. I managed to remove most of it with a trio of software: ad-aware, windows defender, and avast! antivirus. I ran the software explorer in defender and removed some suspicious, actually fairly obvious startup keys and processes. One of them was called smmgr.exe. I also had a firewall alert every few minutes that was just 6 or 7 meaningless numbers; however, the numbers did increase every alert. I still get intermittent IE startups that go to a random page. I know this is adware becuase i dont even use IE, just firefox

I am running Win XP Pro SP2 32-bit, with Zone Alarm as my firewall, Avast! antivirus, and Windows defender as my continuous spyware prodtection (although avast does a great job of this). As i said above, i use Firefox for ALL my browsing, and still got hit. I just need to mop up the remnants of this junk so i dont have to continuously close random and useless IE windows.

I can post a Hijackthis log if needed.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:29 PM

Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum. NOT IN this forum. The instructions are in the link below.

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#3 PancakeofMassDeliciousness


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:41 AM

I have the Exact same problem

Go here, new thread, more detail


Edited by PancakeofMassDeliciousness, 18 June 2007 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:34 AM

Since you now have an open HJT log, please follow only the advice of the HJT team member helping you.

You are in very good hands!

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