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Spyware problem

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ericman197, Aug 31, 2004.


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  1. Ericman197

    Ericman197

    Feb 23, 2004
    Iowa
    I got bombarded with popup ads, spyware, and all sorts of crap. After running Ad aware and an anti virus program, I had to delete nearly every trojan/virus/data miner you could imagine. The problem is that they keep coming back. My home page is now some crappy no name search engine. Is there a comprehensive program that will delete and block this stuff? I tried increasing my security, but the stuff keeps coming back. Hopefully this isn't too inappropriate ;)
     
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Do a google search for Spybot Search and Destroy. That'll clear up your porno pop ups nicely!
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I've had the same homepage hack before, although it was definitely not gotten the same way yours was.

    Download a program called Hijack This from download.com. It's tiny, and it will list what problematic things are on your pc. Got rid of my problem when all the other search and destroy programs would not.
     
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  5. RLT

    RLT

    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    Sounds like you got bit by the Cool Web Search bug.
    cwshredder is designed to remove it completely. It can be a bear to get out of a system.
     
  6. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Panda platinum internet security is the stuff for ya. Grab it and then go check that hot babe that the Ombudsman has as an avatar :bag:
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Two words: Macintosh.
     
  8. Diowulf

    Diowulf Guest

    Aug 4, 2004
    San Rafael CA
    Just wipe your hard drive, and that way no one will ever know.
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I think this thread proves it's a little late for that, eh?
     



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