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spyware removal programs

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Zack Morris, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Zack Morris

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    spyware removal programs

    Discussion started by Zack Morris - Oct 18, 2005

    so I have so far used ad-aware, spybot, and the beta of the windows spyware remover thingy and yet my computer is STILL infected horribly with this shit. I can't seem to get rid of it. The ad-aware and spybot I used were a little older. The microsoft one is supposed to be the best but I can not update it to work on my computer since I have a pirated copy of XP. any advice from our local tech nerds on what to use or how to get around this.....if worse comes to worse I am just going to move all my mp3's videos and pictures and important files onto my external hard drive and just do a full remformat, but that is last resort type shit.
     
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    casekonly - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    shareaza and fin adaware pro.
     
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    I usually just buy a new computer, run it into the ground, repeat
     
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    Biggus Dickus - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    Search for a program called hijackthis. A lot of the spyware shit requires a reboot in safe mode and manual deletion of everything related to it.

    The real solution is to turn up the security settings in internet explorer if you're still using it and quit cliking YES on everything that pops up. I never had spyware on my computer using IE constantly because I never installed anything from websites I didn't trust.
     
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  5. Zack Morris

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    Zack Morris - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    I got it through file sharing networks. and its just part of the territory, and I would love to buy a new computer but I am too poor for that shit....I will try that hijackthis.
     
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    Biggus Dickus - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    hijackthis requires a lot of reading of the logs and knowing what is supposed to be installed and what isn't. There is also a piece of software called Pocket Killbox
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php

    That will allow you to delete files that windows claims are in use, or that you cannot delete otherwise. Use it with caution on shit you find in hijackthis, just try not to delete anything you need.
     
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    Biggus Dickus - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    I should mention also, that not everything hijackthis finds will be bad. It finds browser plugins like flash, and certain software that is supposed to run when windows starts, so do some reading on it.
     
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    drsev - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    start > run > msconfig

    anything looking shifty gets itself unticked - Then on reboot it willnot load said shifty apps.

    hijack this is a goodun but as said above it does require a little sifting through - generally you cna use the same rule as msconfig - if you dont remember installing it and it doesnt look usefull then bin it.
     
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    webroot spy sweeper
     
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    bears_with_knives - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    if the spyware keeps coming back, you could have some virus, or trojan or something like that, whatever it is it's bad. i would try to get a copy of symantec antivirus(i think it's like $30 at walmart, or just get a bootleg), reboot the computer in safe mode, and run the antivirus thing. then reboot the computer in your regular mode. i think that's how you do it. if it's still bad, it's last resort time.

    and for a little something do that start>run>msconfig>startup that drsev said. Uncheck anything that you feel you don't need the computer to run when it's on.
     
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    fuse=--action - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    Wikipedia has these listed.

    And if anything costs money just give PirateBay a little visit.

    Since you already have a cracked version of XP might as well download the update from there too.
     
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    casekonly - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    symantec(norton) eats your system resources and it's a big faggot.
     
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    Biggus Dickus - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    I agree with Casek.
     
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    imported_grim540 - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    there is a program called spyware doctor that i have used in the past. It has worked pretty good for me.

    I have used it on about four different computers, it finds hundreds of spyware apps on my family member's computers (they are the kind of people who open up email attachments from strangers and, actually believe some guy from Nigeria wants to give them a lot of money)

    and it usally just finds one or two on mine and maybe a few tracking cookies, so I would say it is consistent.

    you can download it for free and then get a crack for it on one of the P2P sites.
     
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    ODS-1 - Replied Oct 18, 2005

    I think the best thing you could do is just reformat. It might be a pain in the ass (be sure to backup everything you need). That should get rid of spyware and free up hard disk space.
     
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