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%#&@(!) Spyware!!

I don't know how it got in my computer. But I have a hijacked browser, pop ups, shortcuts on my desktop etc etc etc.

I have used: Adaware and spybot. Both to no avail.

I know I used a free one once a while to get rid of a hijacked browser....does anybody know of any good free ones before I have to shell out money here?

I hate this crap!!!

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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

Google's popup blocker is the best. Did you run a software update on Spybot? It usually works the best.
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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

I'll reload spybot with the update, but I think I did before.

My toolbar has "casino" "Personal" "XXX links" which are also showing on my desktop. Computer is slow and pop ups abound.

Wife said she opened a picture in an email, but that is the only thing we can remember opening or DLing.
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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

This exact thing happened to me just last night! I installed SpyBot, but it does not seem to pick up the popup software that's obviously been loaded. Very frustrating!
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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!! READ THIS

http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D85DEH900.html

it was the news yesterday...



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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

I think you tagged something like this:

http://www.123renamer.com/spyware-removal-guide/remove-xrenoder.htm

Do you use IM? If we can start a chat I can probably help you. PM me your im handle or email address, I can help you fix it around 2 CST tomorrow


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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

I think I used "hijack this" last time I got got.

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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

Don't use Internet Explorer, and 90% of all adware/spyware won't have an effect on you.

Just get Mozilla Firefox

http://www.mozilla.org/
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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

OK, I updated Spybot and dl'd the other listed here.

Get this: 513 spyware found!

Still had more when I ran the other one.

I probably have some in there I'd guess.

DL Mozilla and I like it a lot.

Thanks for the info, it helped! I'll see how the next couple of days go from here....
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RE: %#&@(!) Spyware!!

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OK, I updated Spybot and dl'd the other listed here.

Get this: 513 spyware found!

Still had more when I ran the other one.

I probably have some in there I'd guess.

DL Mozilla and I like it a lot.

Thanks for the info, it helped! I'll see how the next couple of days go from here....
Did you get plain ol Mozilla or Firefox? In anycase get Tab Bar Preferences and Double Click tab bar close to make your browsing that much easier.

IE aol users.
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