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FUCK SPYWARE

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

  1. Tough Love

    Tough Love 12oz Senior Member

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    FUCK SPYWARE

    Discussion started by Tough Love - Apr 21, 2005

    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
     
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  2. villain

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  3. RoboThruster

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    RoboThruster - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    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 ?
     
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  4. casekonly

    casekonly 12oz Veteran Member

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    casekonly - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    try spysweeper, they have a 30 day trial.
     
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  5. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    CACashRefund - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    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
     
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  6. fermentor666

    fermentor666 12oz Veteran Member

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    fermentor666 - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    There's like 400 threads about spyware with the same solutions in each one, just do a search.


    Even Tease made a spyware thread.
     
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  7. GnomeToys

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    GnomeToys - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    Tease made like 10 spyware / I broke my computer with porn.exe threads for every day of the week.
     
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    Backup everything and then wipe your harddrive, then reinstall everything.
     
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  9. Home Time

    Home Time 12oz Senior Member

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    Home Time - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    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.
     
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    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    CACashRefund - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    Here are some helpful links:

    Spybot: Search and Destroy 1.2 and later
    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Tauscan (Trojan Scanner):
    http://www.agnitum.com/

    Winpatrol:
    http://www.winpatrol.com/

    Trendmicro Housecall (Online virus scan):
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

    Zonealarm (Firewall. Get a serial if you want to keep it forever):
    http://www.zonelabs.com

    Hijackthis (Raw regeditor. Checks for abnormalities):
    http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/
    http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

    The Cleaner
    http://www.moosoft.com/

    Startup Control Panel (For those who don't know how to use msconfig or for those who don't have Windows XP)
    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

    Spywareblaster: Prevents spyware from ever being installed
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Ad-aware: another spyware cleaner
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

    AVG Antivirus FREE: Free antivirus
    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

    Smoothwall Firewall:
    http://www.smoothwall.org

    PC-Cillin and Trendmicro Housecall: Software virus scanner and online virus scanner
    http://www.trendmicro.com

    CWshredder: kills CoolWebsearch:
    www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html

    Webroot: another spyware cleaner:
    http://www.webroot.com

    Mozilla, and Mozilla Firefox (Microsoft IE alternative):
    http://www.mozilla.org

    Microsoft Anti-Spyware:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

    Wintasks: Automatic Process killer
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/

    The Google Toolbar: Some pop-up blocker shit.
    http://toolbar.google.com/
     
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  11. The Leader

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    The Leader - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    Ad-Aware is by far my favorite.
     
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  12. The Leader

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    The Leader - Replied Apr 21, 2005

    oh, and stop using IE.

    Use Opera or Firefox.
     
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