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Downloading Spybot and/or HijackThis

By barbara.griffin ·
Yesterday I posted question re IE Home Page being sabotaged by Trojan Horse virus. Received 3 replies, all saying to download Spybot Search & Destroy and Hijack This. Am I thick? I can't seem to find these free downloads on Tech Republic site. Help please!

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by LMon In reply to Downloading Spybot and/or ...

There is the link if it does not work go to then in the search enter spybot search and destroy.

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by TheChas In reply to Downloading Spybot and/or ...

TR has recently added a link to SpyBot and Adaware to their downloads list.

You can click on downloads, newest and they are on the list.

The specific link for Spybot is:

For Hijack This, try this link:


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by pierrejamme In reply to Downloading Spybot and/or ...

Better Yet get the Google toolbar (the only safe toolbar) and find everything yourself.

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by wlbowers In reply to Downloading Spybot and/or ...

Turn off system restore if it is used in your os.

Download, update, and run the following.

Your Antivirus Software



This item will not update through the program. You have to download the new version.

Look for the file in English CWShredder.exe


Hijack This:

Hijack This is useful in that it shows what is currently loading on startup. You must know what is good and what is bad. Once you check it and fix it is gone. So be sure.

Items you are not sure of do a Google search for them.

Run Your Antivirus again

I have had to boot into safe mode and run these.

Good Luck Lee

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