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Old 08-04-04, 01:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yo Try a different anti virus like macafee since i hear it detects better then the norton. i dont know anything else i can think off unless you format your pc.

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Old 08-04-04, 01:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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a lot of times if the "virus" is running or is write protected it cant be deleted, you could try doing a virus scan while in safe mode to see if it can be removed that way. do you know how to get in safe mode?
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If it says cannont delete, check the path of the file, very well could be that the file doesn't exist as it was already deleted the second norton found it (don't ask me why it doesn't say it deleted it, but I find that Mcafee does that as well)

As for preventing spyware and junk, best way is to be proactive. Don't surf stupid sites, ones with tons of pop ups. Crack sites, porn sites, sites you don't know very well, any site that asks you to install anything. NEVER click "yes" when anything asks to register or install, allways click the "X" in the upper right hand corner. Firewalls are allways good, BlackIce works well for me, let me know and I'll hook you up with a copy. Virus scanners like norton and Mcafee are good for viruses, they not the greatest for preventing spyware and pop ads and crap like that.
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Old 08-04-04, 01:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sweet: Yeah, i know how to boot in safe mode

Vengence: Thanks, I have Norton Pro, so i have the Virus scan and the Firewall.. I never install stuff i don't recognize.. Pop sites, the only one i frequent is suprnova, i can't live without my movies..

Looks like i'll try the scan in safe mode, then just give up if that doesn't work.. I'll have Marisa's BF fix it for me, the guy is a freaking NERD.. Besides, it would be nice to start fresh again..

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i started using mozilla firefox instead of internet exploroer because of all the crap spyware i was getting. you can get it here
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
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i started using mozilla firefox instead of internet exploroer because of all the crap spyware i was getting. you can get it here



http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
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Thanks Sweet.. I got rid of the Omega crap, honestly, i have no idea what did it, but it's gone now.. Im still going to reformat and Marisa has me seriously considering Linux now..

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I use a program called zone alarm pro... I love it. Keeps everything out. It acts as a gate to the internet and anytime something in your comp tries to access the net it blocks it and asks for permission to let a said program access. For frequently used programs you can give them a permenent pass so it isn't popping up all the time...
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I have a similar thing on my computer...except it's mysearchnow. I think it was added when i had put msn plus on my computer (not sure though) it's a pain in the butt to get rid of i haven't yet and those trojan viruses aren't helping either!!! Grrr i hate computers!
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For other people reading the thread:

Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com

Spybot Search and Destroy - http://security.kolla.de

Free antivirus software - www.grisoft.com

Free virus scans via Web (requires IE or Netscape, doesn't seem to work in Mozilla or Firefox)
http://housecall.antivirus.com
http://www.pandasoftware.com

Emergency Boot CD:
http://ebcd.pcministry.com/
The EBCD contains tools for recovering deleted files, managing partitions, and generating hardware inventories, and recovering Windows passwords. Contains other useful stuff too.

Knoppix: www.knoppix.de
A linux distro that runs from a bootable CD. Great for people who want to check email or surf from someone else's machine without risk of passwords being grabbed by infectious software on the machine in use. Help forums can be found at www.knoppix.net

Windows Registry Tutorial - http://www.winguides.com/article.php...guide=registry

If you have to edit the registry to get rid of the last traces of a virus or worm, it's best to go in knowing what you're doing. This can help.


How to Start Your Computer in Safe Mode:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...rc=sec_doc_nam
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My advice-sledge hammer I have so many problems I don't know where to begin! Missing this, got that, virus here, and over there. Crap! The only thing I do know is that I don't know anything about computers lol I'm taking everyone's advice on this thread and will fix these problems if it kills me. Grrrrr........

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Mike, Awesome post bro.. Thanks for that.. I Knew of most of those sites, but the rest were new to me.. Can never have to many links like that..
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Hey, I had the same problem and was able to fix it. I know what some of you are going to say but it works so you might want to try using mcafee. I have got may trojan and all other types or viruses and mcafee has always detected them and deleted then for me. I only heard bad things about mcafee but tried it anyway and low and behold it really works. go figure. after you have done that go into add/remove and look really hard (not that you have not done that) but sometimes you dont see it right away they are sometime inside other programs but look again and if you find it remove it. I hope this helps well it helped me so good luck. i have found with all my computer schooling that sometimes it is just as easy as pie and sometime it is right there.
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Old 08-07-04, 05:44 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Matt,

Here's a few for ya to check out



http://www.free-av.com/
Antivir
Regular definition file updates

Better then NOrton and McAfee
Note make sure you strip out Norton completely from your system before installing, don't forget to check the Services section on your system as well for automatic start-ups. YOU will find stuff from norton there, even after a removal. Do your initial system scan disconnected from the net

http://www.ada-ware.com/
Ad-aware 6.0
Signature files updated regularly
Catches Spyware and Adware


and

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html
Spybot Search and Destroy
Use with the above to catch it all


http://www.sygate.com/
Personal Firewall Protection


http://www.iolo.com/sm/
System Mechanic, lots of very useful Tools


This is what keeps me safe. Hope these help ya. I would suggest doing the system wipe out and OS rebuild and then immediately installing these programs. Some are free, some are purchaseable, all are good. If you need a hand, drop me a PM

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