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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Tough Love, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    alright...for some reason I got some shit on my computer...again...for the billionth time. we already spent about a week reformatting the whole thing and getting some anti virus shit, but since my parents, mainly my dad, is technologically inept, he did not realize that protecting against spyware is not as easy as he may have first though..anyways long story short, every time i open my goddamn internet explorer i get a different homepage, which says about:blank in its address bar and i get a wide array of new favourites. I already scanned my computer with our virus scan thing twice, and it found 7 "at risk" files and deleted all but 2....and for some reason, nothing has changed. what the fuck should i do, this is really starting to get on my nerves. I can't let my dad do this again for me cuz it took him about a week to get everything reformatted and installed...even tho there wasn't that much to do......anyways, any help would be very much appreciated and i will forever be in your debt, whoever helps
  2. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
  3. RoboThruster

    RoboThruster Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 313 Likes Received: 0
    I'm having the exact same problem with my computer. I've run adaware in safe mode, spybot search and destroy also in safe mode and that weird stinger thing. I ran norton but not in safe. Still none of that shits worked.

    Suggestions ?
  4. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    try spysweeper, they have a 30 day trial.
  5. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    When i switched to Firefox from Internet Explorer, my spyware/malware infections, ceased to virtually zero. So i would recommend using firefox as opposed to internet explorer. It might fix the homepage thing, but it will also prevent alot of that stuff getting into your computer in the first place because it isnt as faulty as IE
  6. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    There's like 400 threads about spyware with the same solutions in each one, just do a search.

    Even Tease made a spyware thread.
  7. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    Tease made like 10 spyware / I broke my computer with porn.exe threads for every day of the week.
  8. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Backup everything and then wipe your harddrive, then reinstall everything.
  9. Home Time

    Home Time Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 5, 2004 Messages: 1,797 Likes Received: 0
    go on www.download.com and download spyware doctor. its the best thing online for it and it is fucking fast too. none of that 1 hour shit, this takes about 5 mins.

    i used to have the exact same problems, all stupid little pop ups saying spyware has been found, stupid other spyware search programs that werent working. but after i got spyware doctor everythings fine.
  10. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Here are some helpful links:

    Spybot: Search and Destroy 1.2 and later

    Tauscan (Trojan Scanner):


    Trendmicro Housecall (Online virus scan):

    Zonealarm (Firewall. Get a serial if you want to keep it forever):

    Hijackthis (Raw regeditor. Checks for abnormalities):

    The Cleaner

    Startup Control Panel (For those who don't know how to use msconfig or for those who don't have Windows XP)

    Spywareblaster: Prevents spyware from ever being installed

    Ad-aware: another spyware cleaner

    AVG Antivirus FREE: Free antivirus

    Smoothwall Firewall:

    PC-Cillin and Trendmicro Housecall: Software virus scanner and online virus scanner

    CWshredder: kills CoolWebsearch:

    Webroot: another spyware cleaner:

    Mozilla, and Mozilla Firefox (Microsoft IE alternative):

    Microsoft Anti-Spyware:

    Wintasks: Automatic Process killer

    The Google Toolbar: Some pop-up blocker shit.
  11. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    Ad-Aware is by far my favorite.
  12. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    oh, and stop using IE.

    Use Opera or Firefox.