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Dialers keep coming back

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by chilcott, Feb 7, 2003.

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  1. chilcott

    chilcott Thread Starter

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    My problem is porn dialers that keep reappearing even though I have deleted them fom tool bar, start up and the recycle bin.
     
  2. Rhettman5.1

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    Do you have spybot ?? If not get it Here after you install it, click "online" in the menu, then "search for updates". After you update, run "check for problems" in the Search and destroy menu.
    Have spybot fix anything that comes up auto-checked in red.
    leave the items in green that aren't checked for now, as they are not likely causing problems, let us know if that does the trick...Rhett

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  3. tpb

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    Try downloading, updating and running Spybot S&D. If they return after running spybot, download and run Startuplist and copy and paste the results in a reply.

    Both can be downloaded here:

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/index.html


    edit..Oops, Sorry Rhett..
     
  4. Rhettman5.1

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    ..nice to know we are on the same page :)
     
  5. ukboy

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    after downloading spybot make sure you update it by clicking on the online button the search for updates and install them.
     
  6. Javacool

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    If, after running Spybot and cleaning all items, you still find that porn dialers are appearing on your system, you may find your browser settings are to blame. I'm assuming you are using Internet Explorer?

    In any case, the following program will help prevent the reinfection of your machine by spyware, dialers, etc.
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/spywareblaster.html

    Download and install it, Check for Updates, and then Select All items in the list and press the "Protect" button. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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    theres nothing like blowing your own trumpet:D

    seriously....its a great program chilcott...........helps stop the stuff from getting through;)
     
  8. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    I DL'ed the new AdAware 6 the other day and it found 5 files that spybot was missing.:D I like them both, but I am thrilled to get a new adaware seeing I was having the same kind of problem as you chilcot.

    John
     
  9. Rhettman5.1

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    AdAware 6 only found 2 entries spybot missed, both something to do with dataminer...good idea to have both...BTW I was suprised to see addaware had a ref update allready as it had just been released !!..:) Rhett
     
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    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Yikes, I didn't try the update, 'cuz I figured it was current!:eek:

    John
     
  11. mViOkPe

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    I agree that using both is a good idea. There is nothing wrong with a double check. But be aware that AA seems to depend primarily on name recognition. Any items found by any bot killer should be checked out. Check the properties carefully.
     
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