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Help with adware/spyware

By E-dog
Jan 19, 2006
  1. Hello,

    I am a newbie here and have finally given up trying to eradicate this problem myself. It started with an involuntary dl of Unspypc (I was out of town, had a housesitter, and when I returned it was there). I was able to get rid of it, but have apparently missed something. When I search on Google and click on one of the search result links, I get redirected to a variety of websites, most appearing to be other search engines. My HJ This log file is attached. Thanks in advance!

    E
     
  2. computer help

    computer help TS Rookie Posts: 86

    please follow by the letter

    Hi, Eric i guess the best thing to let you know is its nothing serious

    ok if you follow these steps all will be fine

    i need you to install this antivirus and uninstall norton beacuse it doesnt work
    your current problem is evidence as such !!!

    also uninstall zone alarm and install these instead they will fix it all up !!!


    first avast antivirus http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10399602.html?tag=lst-0-1


    second adaware se http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10399602.html?tag=lst-0-1
     
  3. E-dog

    E-dog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks! I have already ran Adaware SE and it has not helped. My Norton expires next summer and I was planning on dumping it. Before I make any antivirus changes, do you know if Avast will eradicate this problem? And last, did you see anything in the HJ log? I sure didnt.
     
  4. computer help

    computer help TS Rookie Posts: 86

    ah nope

    i didnt see any thing in the highjack this file

    so yes avast protects from adware as well

    try this create a new user acoount call it what ever log into that account use internet explorer tell me if it does the same thier ok

    if it doesnt copy all of your files ie my documents

    to the new profiles my docs

    get the idea :)

    oh can you send me a screen shot of you processes in task manager???
     
  5. E-dog

    E-dog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I created a limited account and did not get redirected at google. Here is the screen shot you requested.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

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