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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Recently I have been hit with a bad case of adware and spyware.

I am running Avast! anti-viruns
I use the current free version of Adaware
I use the current version of Spybot search and destroy.

Yet the problem persists. I know Spybot and Adaware were great a couple years ago when I started using them but is there something better? Running scan after scan after scan seems to just slow the problem down for a few hours.

The worst of what I am regularly getting are various versions of Virtumonde, Vundo, and Smithfraud-C. There are many others that don't appear quite so regularly.

Getting a Mac or switching to Linux is not an option.

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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

1- stop watching so much porn

2- get spyware terminator, turn the real-time shield on

3- SpywareBlaster is also good, allows you to create a restore point if something messes up afterwards it allows going back to that previos state.

4- Avast antivirus you already have, good choice.


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1582 times:



Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 1):
1- stop watching so much porn

awwww but thats half the fun of the internet.

seriously, i have the worst problems from this site and myspace.


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

In addition to their well known free anti-virus software, AVG has an anti-spyware program too. It picks up lots of things that Addaware and Spybot miss.

User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1567 times:



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 2):
from this site

That doesn't surprise me.



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Spybot S & D saved my you know what a few days ago. Download the newest updates, its really great stuff. I'm indebted to the creators.


"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineNuori5084 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

I use Spybot, Ad-aware, and Windows Defender all while running Norton AnitVirus. All are freeware and each pick up things the others didn't.


Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

If you really want to stop the shit then run firefox with noscript and those little things doesn't have to be removed later because they can't install in the first place.

Nevertheless I regularly run adaware but it doesn't find much since I use Firefox with no script. Really a good thing this little helper.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineSurfpunk From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Virtumonde/Vundo/Virtumundo and Smitfraud variants can be quite the pain in the neck to remove, as they load in Safe Mode as well, and have watchdog components that monitor the running trojans. Both are also (or contain) rootkits which mask their presence from Windows (the files/registry entries do not appear when browsing the file system or registry). You can find a Smitfraud removal tool here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/smitRem.php , and a Virtumundo removal tool here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic18610.html .

Good luck with the removal.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13699 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
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Good luck, and let me know what works - I had to pay a Symantec (Norton) tech $99.95USD to remote-access my machine and completely clean it off.


"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I did what was suggested and got Spyware Terminator.

That cut down on most of the spyware and adware, then I found the real root of my problems was really a program called gwang.exe

I downloaded something called killbox and that was able to eliminate gwang, and we all lived happily ever after.

Thanks for all the help guys.


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3596 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

CA also has a free on-line web based anti-virus/spyware program.

It has worked for me for some difficult nasties. It should at least show you where the little buggers are hiding.

http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Get yourself a registry cleaner. Spyware apps can eliminate the malware but they don't do much about the registry changes that spyware and malware make.

I use a registry editor and, after a recent, nasty spyware attack, I also used Microsoft's diagnostic tools for Internet Explorer. Go to Help > Online Support and just follow the menu links. The analyses tools were slow but extremely effective in solving my problem, especially their registry repair tool. I highly recommend using Microsoft's Online Support (which is unusual for me to ever offer a Microsoft solution).

Also, update your Java tools as this will rid some sneaky things spyware does to Java.


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