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Sticky Spyware

By Ironspider ·
Does anyone have a suggestion for removing some spyware/adware from one's computer? I've tried the following programs/sites: adaware, windows defender, norton, stinger, spybot and scanning at www.pctools.com. Nothing has worked.

W2K, all current patches.

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Try AVG

by Tig2 In reply to Sticky Spyware

Go to www.grisoft.com. They also make a spyware product. Spy-bot S&amp is another good one to try- http://www.safer-networking.org/.

Good Luck!

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Need more info

by bcpgm In reply to Sticky Spyware

What messages or symptoms did you get?

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more info

by Ironspider In reply to Need more info

I get popups like crazy (I have to use a popup blocker to keep them at bay). Everytime I run a scan (adaware for instance) I get over 100 results. It 'removes' them, and over X amount of time, they regenerate. I don't know (probably is) if there's more than just popups, but it's taking up room on the computer and fraggin it.

Here's my HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVerison>Run Picture:

<IMG SRC="http://usera.imagecave.com/gornac/tomatocow/regener.jpg">

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Removing spyware

by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Sticky Spyware

Did the scan at pctools.com find any spyware? If so, you have to buy the product (Spyware Doctor) to remove the spyware. Another excellent product is Spy Sweeper, at webroot.com. Likewise, if the free scan detects anything, you have to buy the product to remove what it finds.

I hope this helps.

Craig Herberg

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If ..."Nothing has worked"...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Sticky Spyware

How can you tell?

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I'm wondering, too

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Sticky Spyware

Here are a few very thorough tools I use:
X-Cleaner Micro:
http://tinyurl.com/357tuu

CWShredder:
http://tinyurl.com/5lstv

RogueRemover:
http://tinyurl.com/28tvjn


But... just wondering... What makes you believe that 'Nothing has worked?'
What's going on that makes you think there is still a spyware, adware, malware issue?

I'm not questioning your judgment, I'm just curious.... because using Ad-Aware, X-cleaner, CWShredder, Stinger, & AVG have served me well for years.

It may be that a HiJackThis cleaning is in order.

oh... BTW... it's a good idea to do scans in Safe Mode when possible so that all pieces found are removed completely.

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Nothing works because

by Ironspider In reply to I'm wondering, too

"Nothing works" because after any/all scans, with or without reboot, safe mode or otherwise, the friggin thing respawns itself.

Thanks for the listed 3 cleaners, I'll post later as to if anything works there.

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Unless I've missed something somewhere...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Nothing works because

This "friggin' thing" that respawns has, so far, gone unmentioned.

What infection are you trying to kill?

How does it manifest itself?

What is it doing that annoys you?

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the infection

by Ironspider In reply to Unless I've missed someth ...

I don't know what it is. Scroll up and look at my registry picture. It renames itself everytime it respawns. It causes massive popups that not all popup blockers block. It's also causing my drive to fragment more frequently.

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Whisper, whisper: . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I'm wondering, too

I'm beginning to think this infection is an unrecognised normal sys op that he thinks is a virus!

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