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Solved: spyware serious threat

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wardmary, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. wardmary

    wardmary Thread Starter

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    when my brother logs on to internet explorer he gets a message saying his computer is full of spyware and the only way he can get rid of it is to download their spyware it flashes and it has a big black beatle promoting it
    these are the properties

    protocol = hypertext transfer protocol

    typ = html document

    connectivity = not connected

    3544 bytes

    can you please help to get rid of it as he cant cpnnect to explorer

    thanx
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
    Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
  3. wardmary

    wardmary Thread Starter

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    thanx managed to get rid
     
  4. Cheeseball81

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