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Old 6th August 2005, 11:51   #1
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Default urgent help required with spyware

hi guys

my comp's been suffering from spyware from a week's time.

these two spyware arent just leaving my comp

1. effectivebandtoolbar
2. coolWWWsearch.leftovers


have spybot search and destroy, spyware blaster and windows antispyware loaded.

all remove the spyware once and then when the scan is run again it re appears back.

unable to check my mails from a week!

i tried antivir which a few forums claim removes the 2 mentioned spyware but nothing happened.

i even tried CWshredder but now avail.

would like the comp geniuses on this forum to help me out as soon as possible please

will the two spyware above do harm to my comp?

help please

thanks
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Old 6th August 2005, 12:19   #2
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Try the latest ad-aware SE. you can DL it free from download.com
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Old 6th August 2005, 12:25   #3
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You can follow these steps:

1. First of all stop using Internet Explorer. It is too prone to spyware attacks. Switch to Mozilla FireFox or Opera.

2. Download Registry Mechanic or any such registry cleaner and clean the registry.

3. Download Xoftspy anti spyware program and clean the computer of any spywares.

4. Download PC-Cillin antivirus or AVG antivirus. Run it and clean any viruses that are detected.

5. At the end of all this, run disk-defrag utility that comes with Windows.
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you will have to delete it from the registry

go to run type regedit

browse thru window and search the file and delete it
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aadix are you using any P2P softwares . Spyware attacks generally come through these

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Just download and run one of these:

Microsoft AntiSpyware
Ad-Aware SE

After doing so, do a virus-scan with an up-to-date Anti-Virus Software like Norton or McAfee.
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Stupid question,

But have you updated to the latest adware definitions before running the scan?

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Old 6th August 2005, 15:06   #8
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hi guys
thanks for the fast replies.

the anti virus i use is norton antivirus millenium gold edition and all my spyware and anti-virus software are upto date.


gordon i have the windows antispyware software too, it isnt effective against these two spywares


dippy i dont use any p2p software bro.dunno how these two creeped in

will try the registry thing and post back

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you will have to delete it from the registry

go to run type regedit

browse thru window and search the file and delete it
typed regedit, but saw many files, what are the ones should i delete? all begin with HKEY_XXXX

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Solution

Don't go through registry unless you are absolutly sure about it.
If you mess with registry your entire OS will crash.
Becareful, be very careful.

Do let me know if the above link helps
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hi guys
thanks for the fast replies.

the anti virus i use is norton antivirus millenium gold edition and all my spyware and anti-virus software are upto date.


gordon i have the windows antispyware software too, it isnt effective against these two spywares


dippy i dont use any p2p software bro.dunno how these two creeped in

will try the registry thing and post back



typed regedit, but saw many files, what are the ones should i delete? all begin with HKEY_XXXX


type regedit in start>run..... in the window that shoots up....use edit>find...put the name of the spyware.....u will get some entries...flush them all

and BTW...a word of advice..remove norton antivirus NOW!.....and get AVG FREE....it' downloadable and is performing well on my pc....20 hrs internet uptime daily....


and per chance u get lured to P2p...use "ares"....spyware free....tried and tested

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Don't go through registry unless you are absolutly sure about it.
If you mess with registry your entire OS will crash.
Becareful, be very careful.

Do let me know if the above link helps

backup a copy of the registry before hand....use system restore... set recovery point....for that....

and if removal from registry is ineffective..like the things show up again on boot up..and enter the registry.........then u need to disable system restore service, reboot, remove keys, and then reboot....check..and then again restart system restore service ( this is only for Win XP)
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typed regedit, but saw many files, what are the ones should i delete? all begin with HKEY_XXXX
Saw this a bit late, I hope its not too late - DONT FOOL AROUND WITH THE REGISTRY IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UPTO.

Ever tried SpyBot? Get it - its free and bloody effective. No one Anti-spyware tool works best - I have Pest Patrol, Ad-Aware, Spybot and Zone Alarm Security Suite and invariably one of them finds a pest that none of the others have.
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Use ms anti spyware along with AVG anti virus(Its free). While you are at it, use the sygate personal firewall too. With these three things installed, i have not had any spyware/virus problems from the past 2 years, though my freq of using windows is quite low.
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Use ms anti spyware along with AVG anti virus(Its free
don't forget AVG is FREE only for HOME & NON-COMMERCIAL USE
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http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2005...heft-ring.html

the link is regarding spyware
just read to see how damaging spyware can be
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