Help me with these "cockroaches"

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  1. Romadoc

    Romadoc

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    I call these "cockroaches" as they have resisted all my attempts to kill them.

    I run the following at least twice daily:
    SpyBot/SpyBlaster
    AdAware
    CCleaner
    Additionally, even though I don't use IE, I have just run the MS Beta anti-spyware full test.
    I also have Avast as resident anti-virus.

    The "cockroaches" which have proved invulnerable to these precautions are:

    Httper
    ABetterInternet
    WebSearch Toolbar
    Seekerbar Hijack
    Websearch.Com Hijacker

    Three of these:ABetterInternet, Seekerbar Hijack and Websearch.com Hijacker have appeared since yesterday.

    Any suggestions as to get rid of these "Cockroaches" would be welcome.
     
  2. Scorpius

    Scorpius Skeptic

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    How familiar are you with 'regedit'?
     

  3. Romadoc

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    No idea at all.
     
  4. SmartOne

    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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    :) You're making this too easy. Force yourself to pay the purchase price of Webroot's, 'Spysweeper'. Your computer hijacker problems will disappear. ;)

    http://www.webroot.com/products/spysweeper?rc=266&ac=627

    Of course, if you're really, really, cheap and also highly computer literate you could dive into the Windows register; but why would you want to do that? ;f
     
  5. Scorpius

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    I'm sorry, I'm going to be no help to you at all on this one. If you had a fairly decent idea of regedit, I could walk you through where to go and what to delete, but this sounds like a horrible time for on the job training. My apologies. SpySweeper might get them all, and it's a very good program, got all sorts of stuff that AdAware missed on my machine. Good luck.


    EDIT: go here: http://www.webroot.com/downloads/?WRSID=d01a5f6766bdfb55bc1f6a4f7c3fa44c

    you can download a free trial version that it says funstions just the same as the paid version for a limited time, see if that can get it. 'Luck.

    Mike
     
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    Washington D.C.

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  7. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Hijack This will uproot and remove every one of those little gremlins.
     
  8. Romadoc

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    I DL'd the trial version of SpySweeper. No more "cockroaches"..at least for the moment.
    My thanks to all those who helped my machine get a clean bill of health.
     
  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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    You might want to take a look at why you are ending up with all that stuff and take measures to assure that you don't get it again...
     
  10. BOB THEDOG

    BOB THEDOG Member me?

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    I'LL SAY IT SINCE NO ONE ELSE HAS. GO TO MICOROSOFT.COM AND DOWNLOAD THE ANTISPYWARE.EXE BETA. ITS FREE UNTIL JUNE/JULY AND IT WORKS GREAT.

    ONE BUG IS THAT IT WILL POST THE DETAILS OF EACH AUTO-OVERNIGHT SCAN EVEN WHEN TOLD NOT TO.....WE USE IT ALL THE TIME AT WORK.

    GOOD LUCK.