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    tried to download something tonight and now in my adress bar is full or porn sites in the drop down menu, just running spybot and so far its picked adware, what else do i need to run, will run avg after spybot, will spybot destroy what it picks up


    so far all the adware starts of HKEY, does that mean its embedded in the registry files

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    What were you trying to install eh?!?!

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    ei8hty5ive;6709940

    What were you trying to install eh?!?!



    trying to get a ds rom

    LOL.........

    try this freeware program...this worked when my address bar was full of ....boring book websites :whistling:

    its surprisingly good....

    malwarebytes.org/

    sassie;6709956

    trying to get a ds rom



    Owned. Should have just bought the game.

    I'll swap you a DS rom for your porn.

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    StevenA2000_uk;6709971

    LOL.........try this freeware program...this worked when my address bar … LOL.........try this freeware program...this worked when my address bar was full of ....boring book websites :whistling:its surprisingly good.... :)http://www.malwarebytes.org/



    brillaint thanks, couldnt think what it was called, thank you :thumbsup:

    Defiftely Malwarebytes :thumbsup:

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    so far all the adware starts of HKEY, does that mean its embedded in the registry files

    Might be worth running a second anti-spyware program after you've done a scan with spybot. ]Ad-aware springs to mind, as its free, but i'm sure there are more good ones out there.

    I'd also do all your scans in] safe mode. If you run the scans in Windows normally, some nasties might not get removed. If you run under safe mode, they're more likely to be permanently removed.

    sassie;6709994

    so far all the adware starts of HKEY, does that mean its embedded in the … so far all the adware starts of HKEY, does that mean its embedded in the registry files


    Yup!
    It'll probably be lurking elsewhere in the windows system folders too..

    thesaint;6709984

    I'll swap you a DS rom for your porn.



    Reported for attempting to trade outside the FS/FT forum and eliciting the sale of banned items from the forum....:whistling:

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    oldmanhouse;6710003

    Might be worth running a second anti-spyware program after you've done a … Might be worth running a second anti-spyware program after you've done a scan with spybot. ]Ad-aware springs to mind, as its free, but i'm sure there are more good ones out there.I'd also do all your scans in] safe mode. If you run the scans in Windows normally, some nasties might not get removed. If you run under safe mode, they're more likely to be permanently removed.Yup!right ok, so i need to run all 4 programmes in safe mode yeahso that soybot, avg, malware, and ad-awareIt'll probably be lurking elsewhere in the windows system folders too..




    right ok, so i need to run all 4 programmes in safe mode yeah, is safe mode F2 or F12, its a dell studio 17

    supermod

    Run a few spyware programs sassie & also crap cleaner (+ registry clean option) when done - it's one of those things were you can't run too many spyware checkers.

    Some other free ones :

    Malwarebytes > malwarebytes.org/
    Ad-Aware > lavasoft.com/?do…com
    SUPERAntiSpyware > superantispyware.com/

    Also not sure which anti virus you use, but AVG has just brought out a new Free Version 9 if you need to upgrade.

    Good luck though & I'll stand back for the proper techie's now ;-)

    (* Edit, yes I took way too long to submit that post :))

    Excuses excuses...We know what you were upto. You thought you'd take a peek at pr0n site, only to get infected. Seems like curiosity killed the cat.

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    Ran spybot which picked up 9, only removed 6. Now runnin malware in safe mode and picked up the 3 straight away. What do I do when I finish running? Do I quarantine? Never thought to read to what to do before hand. Lol.

    If your anti-virus picks something up, quarantine or delete the infected files. Once all your scans are done, restart your computer and load it up normally. Then cross your fingers and hope all the malware has gone!

    supermod

    Ran spybot which picked up 9, only removed 6.



    It may need to run in boot up mode to get the other 3 - it happened on one of my childrens laptops.

    If some problems cannot be fixed right now (because they are still loaded … If some problems cannot be fixed right now (because they are still loaded and can't be terminated, for example), Spybot-S&D offers an option to run on next system start, so you can check and fix again.


    it was the only way to remove some spyware on his.

    Original Poster Banned

    Okay, thankyou. Looks like it will be an all nighter, and then I need to reconsider the security that allowed them to get on. As have AVG, spybot and windows defender.

    sassie;6710679

    Okay, thankyou. Looks like it will be an all nighter



    isn't that what caused the problem in the first place

    out of curiosity what internet browser did it happen to?

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    Ha. Internet Explorer

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    ran them all in safe mode and so far so good, just running spybot in normal mode now after doing them all in safe mode, now to do some research to stop this happening again, thank you everyone xx

    click system restore in the accessories > system tools tab and see if you can go back to a previously working setup

    worked for me in the past

    mod

    Sassie - I swear by this housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/ - you need to install a few kernels but it's pretty effective
    If that doesn't work run a system restore (from before the problem started) - that (hopefully) will solve the problem

    no offence but if you had something better than AVG free it woulda stopped the infection before it hit your system.

    no software is 100% tho, so maybe you just got unlucky.

    a lot of folk don't seem to realise that if you're downloading music/movies/games that you'd normally have to pay for, there is a risk. the risk is your PC.
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