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Help me kill this snake

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Romadoc, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Romadoc

    Romadoc

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    How can I get rid of "Yield Manager.com" which seems to be the cause of unwanted billboards which are always under Firefox/Mozilla.
     
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  3. Romadoc

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    Not only have I tried SpyBot, but also CrapCleaner, AdAware as well having AdBlock of Mozilla constantly running. Additionally, I also have a subscription to SpySweeper. It still lives.
     
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    It's still there because it isn't spyware; it is a VIRUS.

    Go to Trend's excellent Housecall online scanner page and see if that doesn't get it out for you.

    What AV scanner are you running? Is it fully updated?
     
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    My AV is Avast! and it constantly updates.
     
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    So is mine, but no AV scanner is perfect.

    Try the Trend scan anyway; perhaps the virus has managed to eliminate its definition from the database. Some of them do things like that to keep techs scratching their heads.

    I have used Housecall for a backup scanner for years; even if it can't remove the virii, it'll sure enough tell you about their location on your drive.

    I'm glad you aren't using Norton, at any rate.

    If the Trend scanner doesn't show anything, this might be more serious. You know about Rootkits, I presume? They let your virii roam your machine at will by making XP pass fraudulent info to the scanner, which camoflauges them from detection.

    And that makes these rootkits VERY tricky to remove.

    Haven't played any new music CD's on your PC lately, have you? Sony disks now ILLEGALLY INSTALL rootkits 'free of charge' when you do. And yes, you've paid for that 'feature' if you do buy new CD's from them. About $1.75 a disk, IIRC.

    DRM = The Worst Idea EVER CONCEIVED.
     
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    Dust off, nuke it from orbit!

    It's the only way to be sure.
     
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    ROFLMAO!!

    But, yeah...some rootkits are so bad that that's the only way to take them out--a full wipe (NSA level--25 passes 0's and 1's) and a reinstall of Windows.

    Let's hope that's not the case here, Romadoc.