Christa
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Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:23 am

I have a huge spyware problem. A program called ysb.exe and br.exe keep trying to run on my PC and keep effecting the performance of the computer. I have tried many of the spyware programs and many anti-virus programs, however I still have the problem. Can someone please help?

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Chris
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tbar220
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:33 am

I don't know how important those files are, but can you just manually delete them? Also, have you tried ad-aware? Its the spyware program I use and it works real well.
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OD720
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:33 am

I also can't have my laptop run normally. Now, there are certain icons which show as a simple red X on my monitor including Airliners photo thumbnails! It's such a pain.

I don't know how to view the photos when I can't see the small thumbnails.
 
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:54 am

easy fix!

Download microsofts spyware protector from:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

then restart your computer in safe mode and run the spyware program from microsoft.

That's all you have to do.  bigthumbsup 
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flyboy1980
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:21 pm

There is some good freeware available to detect and remove spyware...just do a google search and u should find heaps.
 
OD720
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:38 pm

I realized last night that my problem may actually be related in the firewall installed with my Windows XP.
The IE fails to complete the loading of the page so many icons, including the thumbnails apear as red Xs.

Does anyone know how can I fix this problem?

Many thanks.
 
Airlinerfreak
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:41 pm

There is also Ad-Aware SE Personaly which I find to work very very well. You can download it for free too.
 
OD720
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:53 pm

Quoting Airlinerfreak (Reply 6):
There is also Ad-Aware SE Personaly which I find to work very very well. You can download it for free too

I have that and it is really good. I don't want to hijack the topic but I don't think my problem is related to spyware.
 
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:55 pm

Quoting OD720 (Reply 5):
The IE fails to complete the loading of the page so many icons, including the thumbnails apear as red Xs

I saw a thread about this over in the site-related forum, you might wanna check that out.
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MxCtrlr
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:05 pm

I have found that using a combination of programs (for me, Lavasoft's AdAware Professional and Webroot's Spy Sweeper) seems to do the trick for me. I surf all kinds of sites (and my kids do as well) and I've had no problems with Spyware.

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OD720
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:37 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 8):
I saw a thread about this over in the site-related forum, you might wanna check that out.

Thanks a lot for that, I really appreciate it.

Cheers.
 
Christa
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RE: Spyware Problem

Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:19 pm

Thanks for all the help guys. I'll carry out the suggestions throughout today and update you on my progress.

Regards,
Chris
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