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evil ad/spyware eludes termination

By ironfist03 ·
i have a user on an older pc running win98se who has an ad/spy/malware sending packets to ads.180solutions.com,, so far it has eluded all attempts to scrub it from the system.. the closest i have come so far is using system mechanic which finds 1 instance that it says is clickspringpurityscan which when deleted requires a reboot which upon boot up is still there on a rescan.. i've tried finding it in the registry,, msconfig,, winini,, startup,, add/remove programs,, using different combinations of both names of the adware.. anyone have a clue?? unless i can nail this one i see only reformat/reinstall in the future..

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by willcomp In reply to evil ad/spyware eludes te ...

Both Spybot and Ad-Aware SE remove 180 Solutions. I recommend installing, updating, and running both. They are available at Download.com.

Dalton

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although i don't completely trust these it did do the trick and they actually uninstalled when i uninstalled them.. thanks..

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by ReWrite In reply to evil ad/spyware eludes te ...

I agree with willcomp. Try the free versions of

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

or

Spybot: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

If these don't do it then get HiJackThis and from this link and follow the directions: http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/hjt.htm

Cheers.

RW

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by zlitocook In reply to evil ad/spyware eludes te ...

I have had my share of malware on computers that I have worked on. Yes get Ad aware and spybot search and distroy. Read the documention and ether have it load at start up, it will slow the boot process. But if the user keeps going to web sites that have spy cookies it may be worth it. Alot of the things are stored in c:\windows\cookies,history and temporary internet files. Ad aware can be set to remove all of those files. You may want to build a compleat libary of free and share ware to remove the bad things. I have ten programs I keep on a CD with other things to fix computers.

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by rindi1 In reply to evil ad/spyware eludes te ...

I agree with the other answers so far. also make sure you have updates those spyware finders. If you just install a version then it won't know anything of the newer malware. It's the same with Antivirus software.

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