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I have been trying to fix a friends computer - she has a lot of porn diallers on. Used adaware and it found 597 errors, spyware, malware, hijackers etc. I then tried to run spybot and it hangs around c2 (2957 file). I have left it running for 10/15 mins and it goes no further. I know it can take time depending on what is being checked but this seems wrong.:confused:
What could be a possible solution. Whilst I was there she also received 197 e-mails most of which were porn. What is the best solution for stopping this. I wondered about her not using outlook express and just using hotmail but that just moves the problem not solving anything.
Unfortunatley she is very click happy and has probably bought a lot of this on herself. Any advise would be appreciated as no doubt I will be called on again...
 
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Moving to hotmail would give a temporary solution to the junk mail.

As for the spybot prop. Try deleting some of the programs directly from the program files folder.
 
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alot of that porn spam can be blocked by using rules option.

and creating a rule that says if the email doesnt contain the email address, delete it.

alot of spam is sent this way with another name in the addy.
and if a leget email to that person was sent they will still get it.

even the annoying chain letters friends send wont be blocked because your address is included.
 
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Hey spike: Can you get her to post a Hijack this log for us to look at as well since she had that extend of crud piled up..there probably are some other areas that need to be touched on as well.
 

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Thanks for all your help. I will get her to post hijack this when I next see her - it will probably be a week. It is easier for me to do than ask her to do. Watch this space for her next problem.
 
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