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Another Problem With Spyware  
User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1741 times:

Well once again I'm having another problem with spyware on my computer. It started yesterday and whenever I click on ANY Internet link it sends me to some random page asking me to sign up for or buy something. I used McAffe to scan my computer and it removed three trojans, but the problem still persisted. I went back and scanned again except this time there wasn't anything detected at all? Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix the problem? Thanks.


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1720 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix the problem?

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do a full system scan. It should help get rid of some of the nasty stuff.

You can download it here: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...?tag=contentBody;mostPopTwoColWrap



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1706 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
. I used McAffe to scan my computer and it removed three trojans, but the problem still persisted.

McCrappy is uber shiat. Get rid of that scanner and get Avira or Avast!, they're much much better.

Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 1):
It should help get rid of some of the nasty stuff.

May I also highly recommend this, it prevents spyware from installing in the first place:

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Been using it for years, works great.


User currently offlineYfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1704 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 1):
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

use that program but remember to boot windows into safe mode before running that program and turn off system restore before you run the scan.


User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1639 times:



Quoting Yfbflyer (Reply 3):
use that program but remember to boot windows into safe mode before running that program and turn off system restore before you run the scan.

agree completely. I had this exact problem 4 days ago (and again about 5 months ago). I had to boot up in safe mode and run malawareadbytes off of a flash drive. I got it while not having any virus protection (not even free). I now am using a virus protection (I too have not heard great things about mcafee). anyway, it is a vicious one.


User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Like I said I can't open any links because of the spyware, so once I do get it sent over via email or flash drive, how do I boot it up in safe mode and turn system restore off? Thanks.


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1587 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 5):
Like I said I can't open any links because of the spyware, so once I do get it sent over via email or flash drive, how do I boot it up in safe mode and turn system restore off? Thanks.

Post your question here:
The Official A.net Computer Support Thread (by FLY2HMO Oct 13 2009 in Non Aviation)


User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1550 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
May I also highly recommend this, it prevents spyware from installing in the first place:

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Been using it for years, works great.

I decided to give this one a shot and it seemed to fix the problem. I transferred the file over via flash drive and once I got the program installed and activated, there doesn't seem to be any problems with webpages. Thanks for your help.



Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineVarigB707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1474 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
I'm having another problem with spyware on my computer.

that's why i never go anywhere near the internets...


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