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Fast Loans Virus / Spyware

By bldsm ·
I have fallen victim to either a virus or spyware that will not go away. Two icons appear on my desktop at various times when I am browsing the net. One says "Fast Loans" and the other"ONline Pharmacy". Also a bookmark appears in my IE 6 called VIP Porn. This is something I have never looked at or subscribed to. I delete the 3 entries, runb Spybot S&D, it remnoves the registry entries and says all is well but the next time I log in the 3 things come back.

I haven't found an anti-virus program that can remove it. Now it hangs my internet connection up and dials a porn site.

There are no dialer programs listed in control panel - add or remove programs.

HELPPPPPPP.

Thanks Bruce

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by bldsm In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

Also the properties of the icons list a URL called aboutclicker and the web page that always comes up replacing my own web page is about: blank but displays a list of dozens of site links.

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by Gigelul In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

Try with:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Before use it check for updates.

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by carlos.nino In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

That's strange, Spybot should be able to do the trick. Did you update Spybot and made your system inmune after solving the problems?

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by bldsm In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

Yep, updated it every day. I agree it's worked for everything until now.

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by TABComputers2002 In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

You didn't mention what OS you have, but if you have 2000 or XP, you need to disable the "SYSTEM RESTORE" option before you run spybot. Otherwise your system will keep putting them back. After you disable the restore <reboot> and run spybot or ad-aware, you'll want to reboot and re-enable the system restore.

Hope this helps.
Tim

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by 1stladytech In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

Sounds like you have a variant of Cool Web Search, go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html and download CWShredder. This is a very useful utility to remove this type of spyware. Hope it helps.

Vickie

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