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Posted on 11/30/2004 8:04:57 AM PST by MJY1288
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CWShredder, there is a link to the download in post #2
Thanks for all your help
What is that shredder thing?
It's a small program that eliminates that particular malicious Ad-Ware. It worked great for me :-)
It's a quickie fix for this particular piece of malware.
I typically use SpyBot Search & Destroy for protecting my computers...and occasionally AdAware.
"just restore your computer to factory condition and start from scratch"
Really the only solution. Also, get a VIrus checker b(McAfee and/or NAV) and firewall to prevent this crap from working it's way into your system.
I just got finished vaporizing my daughters computer and completely rebuilding it for exactly the same adware reason. Now, with the Virus protection and firewall, I've seen no probs.
Do you just run it? I scanned and that's all it did. No place to remove anything.
If you don't have any of the variations, it will indicate "not present".
You probably have a clean machine!
Well, DUH.......thanks for not pointing out what a dolt I am for not seeing the FIX.........LOL. Very kind of you! :-)
I am CLEAN!
Wow, you use all that??
No, just bits & pieces- AVG, Ad-aware & spybot, mainly. The digital modem here has a rudimentary firewall that helps filter out a lot of the garbage, and I quit using IE in June, after a nasty highjacker, and switched to Firefox.
I tried to convert to Linux, but the distaff side of the family put the Kibosh on that, so we keep Win2000 patches up to date. Damned vandals!
"I use a product called SpySweeper "
Well I downloaded the trial version into Windows 2000 and it
screwed up my system even after I had removed it. Basically it trashed my login directory so my desktop disappeared.
They claim the problem exists in the trial version but they lost me at that point. I sure was not going to pay to find out.
I use Spybot and SecureClean, seems to get about everything.
One of the greatest Utilities I have found...
I haven't had any problems with Webroot products, cross my fingers....I'm on Windows XP Home edition.
" He apparently started feeling used, rightfully so IMO, and bagged it. I hope he makes a comeback as a corporation of his own, with updates.(spybot)
Where are you getting this info? As near as I can tell, his website is www.spybot.info and nothing is mentioned about stopping updates, charging etc.
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