adware/spyware/whatever!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by macromp, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    i've got a really annoying problem with adware/spyware or something in IE, i've run ad-aware and it's not found anything...this is what i get instead of the "page cannot be found" page (and i get another window which pops up about stopping pop ups! it's links to a site called www.warnet.com and i have no idea what that is...) click for bigger pic

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    oh and there's also another annoying toolbar that's somehow been installed for my pleasure, don't know what that is either, it's got a very suspicious looking name...

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    any ideas?
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Download and run Spybot S&D. It catches some things that Ad-Aware doesn't. Sounds like you may have been hijacked, and there's a great thread in Security that might help you out.


    Security Thread
    Spybot
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Muzikool is correct, run Spybot, it should be able to fix your little dilemma.

    Heeter
     
  4. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    ok, thanks guys i'll have a go
     
  5. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Spybot-S&D is the best freeware application fro getting rid of things like that I have ever come across. Ad-Aware V6.0162
    hangs a lot and has a non responding thing quite often.

    I always recommend Spybot.
     
  6. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    Try Adware, and when I had a problem like this someone gave me a program called Hijackthis.zip it seemed to fix the problem.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    This problem should be pretty much covered now that Enyo has posted a link to the "Cleaning and Prevention" thread. Every app mentioned here is listed and linked in that thread. :)
     
  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Exact opposite here, spyBot always hangs and stops responding, while Ad-Aware does its job really fast.
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Niether way here. Both programs complete every time, and each finds things the other did not. :D
     
  10. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Thats good then.