Help needed with adware

By higgins2001uk
Nov 29, 2006
  1. Hello, please could someone help me. I have a problem with a piece of adware that i can't get rid of. I am using webroot spy sweeper with anti virus and every time i run the sweep, it always comes up with this piece of adware called hijacker and it is a real pain. I recently have learnt how to turn my task manager back on from this site as it some how became disabled, maybe from the adware? When I used the task manager for the first time, it came up with something that I did not recognise, 'webbrowser3', is that normal or something nasty? The adware is always found in registry and the spy sweeper also finds 10 traces. Please could someone help, but please bear in mind to explain everything step by step as I'm new to this. Thanks alot :)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of higgins2001uk only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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