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need trojan/spyware help... please

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by glockdeacon, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. glockdeacon

    glockdeacon

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    Somehow I got a whole crap load of spyware on my pc in about 5 minutes of web browsing. Not sure what I clicked on but Im paying for it now. I have ad-aware as well as the microsoft anti-spyware. I cant seem to get rid of all of it. Are there any other free utilities that work.


    McAfee is reporting that I have the Downloader AQW trojan. McAfee wont delete,remove, or qaurantine the file. I keep getting a message to the effect of: make sure the file is not write protected.
    I am at my wits end and my pc is fubared.

    Thanks;g
     
  2. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    I would also run Spybot Search and Destroy to see if it helps.

    In regards to Macafee not wanting to delete the trogan...I am assuming you are trying it in safe mode?
     

  3. Delta

    Delta ThExtremeMember

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    Download McAfee ( Stinger ) put on your desktop.
    Boot up into safe mode and run the file.
    The above poster suggested Search and Destroy

    Also run in safe mode, and should clean the infection.

    If not PM me and I will get you some more options.
    b
     
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  5. Hailstorm

    Hailstorm Boom Shacka

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    go to majorgeeks.com and search for trojan remover. You'll get alot of hits. Lots of good stuff.
     
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    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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  7. glockdeacon

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    Finaly nailed the Trojan!!! I shut her down and came back in a few minutes and booted in safe mode aaggaaaiiinnn. Macafee finaly caught it and took care of it. Im still working on the spyware prob. I ran spybot in safe mode several times and nada. The spyware is giving me false system messages "System has detected 4 active spyware applications that may cause your computer to crash and restart, slow it to a crawl and even shut it down entirely. Click here to get rid of unwanted spyware." I might have been born on a turnup truck but it wasnt yesterday!


    I downloaded zonelabs zonealarm that should help prevention. Im certainly not pleased with Crapafee security center. Im going to shop these links yall gave me and look for a new anti virus software and security utilities.
    Is the Firefox browser really safer?

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  8. Delta

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    Fire Fox is the way to go
     
  9. Hailstorm

    Hailstorm Boom Shacka

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    Why not just tell him to buy a MAC............
     
  10. Washington D.C.

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    Yes Firefox or Mozilla is safer.even safer still,if you can get used to using it is Opera.
     
  11. glockdeacon

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    Hey Im in the room here... no need for 3rd person references. :) Can you do any computer gaming on macs? I cant afford any new pc's for a while regardless.
     
  12. Hailstorm

    Hailstorm Boom Shacka

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  13. glockdeacon

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    Goodstuff Hailstorm, Thanks
    I needed a good laugh^5


    back to the spyware front...
     
  14. Hailstorm

    Hailstorm Boom Shacka

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    I finaly bit the bullet and purchased Webroot Spy Sweeper. It looks like its going to do the trick. While I am on this security awareness kick, anyone know of good wireless security software for my laptop connection? Ill do a search and see if I find anything, seems like I remember reading something either in 'tech talk' or at majorgeeks.com (<--- Great site by the way!!!)


    Thanks everybody
     
  16. Blitzer

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    I prefer AluriaSoft or ZoneAlarmPro's spyware tracker/killer.
     
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    Webroot Spy Sweeper is one of the best.When Ewido came out (with a free version) I switched from Spy Sweeper to Ewido.I use it to scan and use Spyware Blaster to protect the PC.A newer one from another company recently came out.I know nothing about it.
     
  18. Hailstorm

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    Ewido Kicks *** for sure.;)