I'm getting "Lycos side search" and just about every porn site coming on to my comp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mazspeed, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    Ok, I have a computer that is being infected with all these porn ads and "lycos side search" and "proscan" stuff. I think I get rid of the root files and they come back. How can I get rid of these files once and for all, and is there any software that can find the root files for me so that I can take these out?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Spybot- Search and Destroy

    Adaware
     
  3. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    Thank you. It worked like a charm.

    Mike
     
  4. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    I think the thread should be moved to Windows Security since we're talking about spywares.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    And use Spyware Blaster to stop them from ever getting there in the first place
     
  6. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    if you use Spy-bot make sure you immunize and add the updated "host" files
    so that it blocks those pesky PrOn sites :)
     
  7. prinsipe

    prinsipe Not Too eXPerienced

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    I recommend Webroot's SpySweeper, activate all the shields and you'll be fine...........
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Spybot S&D and AdAware will do just as good of a job and do not cost a thing.
     
  9. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    I agree FREE= :D
     
  10. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    Now after you run those give this one a try and see what else you catch.
    http://www.scanspyware.net/
    I have all the others also mentioned above and then ran this one last night and caught a nice little nasty version of gator embedded in some software..