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Old 06-18-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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spyware removal?

i think i have it. i get popups like once every 5 minutes even with a popup blocker. plus it keeps downloading all this crap thats telling me that i have spyware. but to tell me this they have to use spyware on me. this has happened with 2 different programs. i find it on my desktop.. now my bacikround changed telling me i need a spyware remover...
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:32 AM   #2
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If you have what I suspect you may, I understand that it is exceedingly difficult to remove....you may need to consult a professional and equip yourself with some good firewalls and a router-type.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:37 AM   #3
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i have a router. i think it may have been something i downloaded with kazaa. im trying out the microsoft beta 1 right now. spyware remover... and its picking up stuff my other one didnt.

what kind of firewalls would you suggest?
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:48 AM   #4
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I had a nasty bout with spyware a few months ago. Do a google search for and download Spybot and Spywareblaster. CW shredder is another good anti-spyware to run. The Mozilla Firefox browser has far fewer security holes than Internet Explorer, and is less vulnerable to spyware. The best news is that all these programs are free.

Like Toirtis said, you should have a firewall to protect your system from hacks. I use a software-based firewall from McAffee that came with my broadband connection. You should check with your ISP and see what they have available. The most secure type of firewall is built into some network routers - they tend to be expensive, though.

Regardless of what protection you have, you should never open unknown e-mail attachments. Whenever a popup window opens, click on the X to close it. Never click 'OK', or even "cancel'. Doing so can cause spyware to be installed on your system.
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Here is the most awesome free spyware removal program out..(IMO)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:01 AM   #6
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Here is the most awesome free spyware removal program out..(IMO)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
I have that...I liked it (even though it turned out I was clean, but I like to be sure).
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Just another thought for you krap...if you still use IE, I would suggest Mozilla Firefox. IE just has too many open portals for pop-ups. The combination of the anti-spyware program that Rev suggested, coupled with a nice firewall and firefox and your pop-up, spyware issue will be a thing of the past.

I've been using firefox for over a year. Prior to that, I had so many pieces of spyware (even most spyware cleaners couldn't remove it) every time I opened IE, a dozen or more pop-ups would enter...some would change my homepage and the amount of garbage that was running in the background slowed my computer to a crawl. I even had one piece of spyware that was installed in my program folder. When I went to manually remove...it directed me to go their site, download the un-install program...which turned out to be more spyware.

I haven't had an issue since...peace while using internet...who knew?
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I personally love Ad-Aware. I had both Spybot and Spyware Blaster. After running both of them on my computer, I ran Ad-Aware. It found 100+ problems that the other programs didn't!
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well.. i tried the microsoft thingy yesterday, and im using mozilla. this morning the lil spy sheriff thingy came back.. so maybe i have a virus?

i think the microsoft thingy might of worked. when i restarted my comp it asked me to block it. so i think this might of taken care of it.
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okay i restarted and it came back... and my backrounds the lil.



theres what my screen looks like.
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