Let's face it, the Internet is not a very safe place. There are hackers trying to access your computer, worms trying to infect you, malicious Trojans disguised as helpful programs, and spyware that reports your activities back to their makers. In many cases those who become infected unknowingly become a breeding ground for unwanted programs and criminal activity. It does not have to be this way. With proper education and smart computing the Internet can be a safe, useful, and fun place to visit without having to worry about what is lurking around the corner.
HijackThis debe ser usado sólo si tu navegador o computadora siguen teniendo problemas después de haber escaneado con SpyBot u otro removerdor de spyware/hijacker. HijackThis es una herramienta avanzada, y por lo tanto requiere de conocimientos avanzados acerca de Windows y sistemas operativos en general. Si borras los elementos muestra, sin saber que son, te puede llevar a tener otros problemas como que tu conexión a Internet ya no funcione o problemas en la ejecución de Windows. Debes intentar limpiar los spywares/hijackers/troyanos con todos los otros métodos antes de usar HijackThis. Si permites que HijackThis remueva entradas antes que otra herramienta, los archivos del hijacker/spyware seguirán estando en tu computadora y en el futuro, otras herramientas de desinfección no serán capaces de encontrarlos.
If you are experiencing problems such as viruses that wont go away, your browser gets redirected to pages that you did not ask for, popups, slowness on your computer, or just a general sense that things may not be right, it is possible you are infected with some sort of malware. To remove this infection please follow these 4 simple steps outlined below. Not all of these steps may be necessary, but they can not hurt either, so we recommend you run all 4 steps regardless of your situation.
The Internet is a scary place. Criminals on the Internet have the ability to hide behind their computers, or even other peoples computers, while they attempt to break into your computer to steal personal information or to use it for their own purposes. To make matters worse, there always seems to be a security hole in your software or operating system that is not fixed fast enough that could potentially allow someone to hack into your computer. Where does this leave you? Are you supposed to cancel your Internet access, or is there something you can do to protect yourself?
LSP-Fix is a utility designed to remove and repair problems associated with a type of software called a Layered Service Provider, or LSP. LSPs are designed to integrate directly into your TCP/IP layer, the protocol you use to communicate on the Internet, in order to manipulate data that is sent across it. The LSPs are installed in such a way that each LSP in the TCP/IP handler are chained together. If one of these LSPs is removed incorrectly, that chain could become broken, possibly removing your ability to connect to the Internet or a network.
IE-SPYAD is a registry import file that will add a list of known sites and domains that are associated with spyware, hijackers, advertisers and other malicious programs that can affect the privacy and security of your computer. Please note that this will not protect you from all sites that contain this type of behavior, but only sites that are known and have been added to the IE-Spyad registry file.
While you use anti-virus software to protect your computer against known viruses, trojans, and worms, you most likely do not use a piece of software to protect your computer against Spyware and Hijackers. That is where SpywareGuard comes in to play. SpywareGuard is a Freeware program by Javacool Software that will run alongside your traditional virus scan, but instead of alerting you when you are about to run a program infected with a virus, it instead tells you when you are about to run a Spyware/Hijacker. Though products like these are not mainstream like anti-virus software, these products are becoming essential for keeping your computer secure and clean from harmful software.
Many Spyware, Hijackers, and Dialers are installed in Internet Explorer through a Microsoft program called ActiveX. These activex programs are downloaded when you go to certain web sites and then they are run on your computer. These programs can do a variety of things such as provide legitimate services likes games or file viewers, but they can also be used to install Hijackers and Spyware on to your computer without your permission.
An excellent free program to include in your collection of anti-spyware programs is Ad-Aware 2007 Free. This tutorial will provide instructions on how to install, configure, and remove malware from your computer using Ad-Aware 2007. It is important to note, though, that Ad-Aware 2007 is not compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME. If you are using those operating systems then you must follow the instructions on using the older Ad-Aware 6 SE Personal edition.
If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, then an excellent tool called Spybot - Search and Destroy can be used to remove them. Follow the instructions below to learn how to use Spybot - S&D to remove these programs from your computer. Word of warning, though, Spyware can sometimes be integrated tightly into software that you use, and if you remove the spyware, that software may not function correctly. So be careful as to what you remove.