Help! Unknown type of Adware!

By Master Toddy
Feb 19, 2004
  1. I need help! I have an unknown type of adware on my computer. Spybot won't find it. What it does is launch a website called websearch or something like that every time I start my computer, then, every few hours, it launches either that site or a site called netpad games. It's really annoying, especially when I'm playing a game and it launches. Please, can anybody help me remove this?
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Have you tried using Ad-Aware from lavasoft?

    It migth be able to get that pesky little malware bothering you...

    Download Ad-Aware here
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can look in msconfig or Task Manager for suspicious programs.
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    One great site for your type of problem is PC Hell . I could almost guarantee you'll find a fix for your problem there. Might take a bit to find your issue, but they've got some great forums and you might even get lucky and find the fix on the main page.

    Good luck!
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

  6. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    AdAware works wonders...I use it myself...
  7. Master Toddy

    Master Toddy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Thanks for your help, Ad-Aware seemed to take care of my problem. Stupid spyware.
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Glad to have been of service :)
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