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Old 25-02-2004, 10:37   #21
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Not sure if I was clear, those programs aren't actually on your PC (unless you get problems found), there are just on the reference list that the program uses.
phew! thanks mate!
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Old 25-02-2004, 10:39   #22
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Would also recommend Spyware Blaster.

wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html

OR from Download.com
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Old 13-03-2004, 11:09   #23
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cheers for these, i downloaded the first 2 and no pop-up extra screens since then, and also after logging in it took a good 2 minutes b4 anyhting would open, not its a lot better, still slower than how it used to be, but a lot faster.

cant download the last 2 for some reason

also, i ran ad aware last nite and cleaned it all, its run again this morning and found 30 new things, what gives?

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Old 13-03-2004, 12:31   #24
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Coolio make sure once Ad-Aware detects the spyware that you tick all boxes to remove it.

I've updated the links for CWShredder and HijackThis as well.
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Old 13-03-2004, 13:32   #25
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i did that this time :

what is svchost.exe?

thats what seems to be causing the trouble at start up
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Old 13-03-2004, 13:42   #26
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svchost.exe is a normal windows file, but in your case it could be infected with a virus. Run a virus scanner just be safe.
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Old 14-03-2004, 22:00   #27
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Anyone know anything about a grotty trojan called Roings (Or might be roimoi).
It's a pop-up generating one, and although adaware will remove some parts - it re-generates. (Obviously there is a "hidden" part somewhere)
No anti-virus seems to remove it at present - so I wonder if it's really recent. Google doesn't help much either.

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Old 14-03-2004, 22:08   #28
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A Search on Roings brings this up

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=554

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=557

Use HijackThis to get rid of as shown in the links above.
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Old 14-03-2004, 22:12   #29
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I used the 4 links and run them all. Now ad aware every single time shows up a tracking cookie thing, even tho i remove whatever they all suggest it still is going, creating about 8 logs on ad aware each time i login
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Old 16-03-2004, 07:19   #30
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Thanks for that Dan. It's proving tricky to get rid of - but I'm on with it at least now thanks to the advice.

Edit - forgot to say, it's now gone (One hidden file deleted later)

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Old 21-03-2004, 18:03   #31
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Added a few more free programs that may be of use.
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Spywareblaster 3.0 has just been released

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
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Old 06-04-2004, 08:17   #33
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I used the 4 links and run them all. Now ad aware every single time shows up a tracking cookie thing, even tho i remove whatever they all suggest it still is going, creating about 8 logs on ad aware each time i login
The "tracking cookie" files that Ad-Aware shows as a problem are just the same as normal cookies from the Web, but the source website has been identified as something to do with spy/mal/adware and you would therefore be best off without them. Keep away from the goat pr0n Coolio...

If you can't delete the cookies, it's more than likely that Windows cannot physically remove the files. This is normally caused by corruption in your cache log file (index.dat IIRC) - and is a pain to fix because Windows loves this file and uses it constantly. All you have to do is delete the index.dat file in your "Temporary Internet Files" folder; the best way to do this is to go through the IE settings and change the location of the T.I.F. folder.

On my machine here it's Tools --> Internet Options --> General.. then there's a section in the middle to do with Temporary Internet files - click Settings. You then get a form where you can Move Folder... I suggest making your own folder somewhere you can find later on (c:\pr0ncache is a good one )

Once you've moved the folder's location, you can delete the old one (I think it's in \Documents and Settings\%YOUR USERNAME HERE%\Local Settings (hidden folder)\Temporary Internet Files) and the cookies will go along with the corrupt index.dat

IE will generate a new index.dat when you next use it.



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Old 09-04-2004, 01:41   #34
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You can clean Index.dat,and all the junk that slows internet browsing with the 'Window Washer' programme.
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Which of these free programs will stop explorer starting up on its own (by some dodgy adult website) and adding an icon on my desk top ?
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Old 09-04-2004, 16:43   #36
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Which of these free programs will stop explorer starting up on its own (by some dodgy adult website) and adding an icon on my desk top ?
Start at the top and work your way down, i.e. try Ad-Aware first, making sure you update it in the process.
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Thanks I'll give 'em a go.

What free software can I use to stop email spam ?
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Old 12-04-2004, 19:24   #38
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Will any of them stop those annoying boxes that appear that say click yes to download, If you click no another box appears saying click yes and you end up in continual loop ?

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P.S already have Adaware and that doesn`t stop them !
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You need a pop up stopper such as the Google toolbar to stop those.

http://toolbar.google.com/
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Old 12-04-2004, 20:11   #40
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You need a pop up stopper such as the Google toolbar to stop those.

http://toolbar.google.com/
thanks i`ll give it a go.

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