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Postby moochman » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:36 pm

I've used that Hijackthis tool and found it pretty easy to use. What seems like might be happening is that a bug has placed itself into your start-up thingy(yes I am not a 'putor guru) Run the scan only option in the Hijackthis tool and it will show you all of the programs that are running. Check on this!!!! but I think if you come up with files name BHO that you need to delete them. They are hi-jackers and start when you start your pc so your adware can't fix them. Hope that helps.
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Postby Half Massed » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:44 pm

it seems to me that spybot and ad aware haven't been updated in a long time and are becoming less effective. i recommend microsoft's spyware program. i forget the name at the moment, but its a free download and i've heard nothing but good things from IT people. apparently it uses the latest everything. it caught a bunch of stuff, including a few trojans :-o , that had slipped through spybot and adaware from me. when i get home i can give the link for a great site for getting rid of spyware.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:49 pm

Half Massed wrote:it seems to me that spybot and ad aware haven't been updated in a long time and are becoming less effective.

It seems they go in cycles -- especially Adaware. I remember there was a little lull a couple months ago and then there were updates every few days it seemed. :-? I've heard good things about the M$ program, but I'll be very surprised if they'll be as diligent keeping it updated once they've gained a foothold in the anti-spyware market. :-°
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:31 pm

Just be careful with HijackThis because you can be screwed if you delete the wrong files. That's why I like RegMechanic. You fix the problem at the source.......the registry. Corrupt keys are a haven for that stuff. :-°
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Postby moochman » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:48 pm

Lofunzo wrote:Just be careful with HijackThis because you can be screwed if you delete the wrong files. That's why I like RegMechanic. You fix the problem at the source.......the registry. Corrupt keys are a haven for that stuff. :-°


you need to use caution with nay of them I guess. I used regmechanic once, or should say misused, and lost a program. You can try going to this site

http://asap.maddoktor2.com/

It should be able to solve your problem for you.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:46 pm

this is the most thorough spyware removal site i've seen. it helped to get rid of everything, including that annoying aurora thing, without any catch.

http://theflyingpenguin.com/spyware-removal.shtml
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