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By mjd420nova ·
Out of the blue my biggest, fastest and most
capable machine came down with a spyware trojan.
It loaded into the registry and the root files.
It started with a popup from the taskbar that I
couldn't find in applications and would take me to a web site where the apparent preveyor or this
trojan offered to sell me the program to clean it out. A system restore to the day before the event happened and it was gone. I'm on comcast and a free subscription of macafee virus and
security suite stopped it from causing the popup
but continued to find it with a virus scan and
spyware plus adware cleans it out, but finds
the program every time I run the programs(daily)
This burns me, as the ISP could and should be
blocking this but they don't. What can I do to even stop the loading of this program entirely??

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by ctrservices In reply to Spam-Spyaxe

You should be able to set your spyware scanner (and AV) to scan on next bootup (one at a time). This will eliminate the program from loading into itself memory and replacing itself back onto the hard drive after you have cleaned the drives of its files.

Safe mode scanning usually works if your scanners won't load at startup. And you are wise to keep checking for this virus until your scanners no longer pick it up.

If there is still a problem, download HijackThis and post its log to the HJT forum.

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nothing worked, tried winxp repair and still had trojan and couldn't keep it from loading upon first web access. Total wipeout and reinstall WINXPHOME and MacAfee suite cured reoccurance

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