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Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by Banned_n_austin, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Banned_n_austin

    Banned_n_austin Benched

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    What do I do?

    I've ran Norton and everything ... I've never had this problem before. It is getting on my last nerve.

    Would one of you techies come to my rescue?
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I suggest getting and running....spybot and adaware....you should be able to get them for free if you do a net search.

    Run both and let it delete anything it finds.

    IF, and only after you have tried those, that does not work....then find a program called Hijackthis

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

    Just go to that address and download the program and read what the page says to do.

    Hope that helps.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Also download microsofts antispyware program. It works well and it's free.
  4. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    My moneys on Coolwebsearch. This is a sneaky program that pulls this stunt, both to hit you with pop-ups and avoiding detection.

    If you don't mind BIA - Post your hijackthis results here.

    Yeager - I like MS' Anti-Spyware, however they recently bought Claria (Formally 'Gator"), which raised eyebrows at first. Yey they have now downgraded Claria's threat to ignore. Forget shooting themselves in the foot, as far as security experts are concerned Microsoft just shot themselves in the head. There's no defending this action!

    Here's a thread on MS' downgrade: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,13793423
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Good to know....thanks but I delete everything it finds.
  6. Cheap Shot Artist

    Cheap Shot Artist Benched

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  7. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    You had to edit THAT?
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I think he wanted two vowels in that instead of one. :p:
  9. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    I use:
    Spyware Guard
    Spyware Blaster
    Registry First Aid
    AntiVir
    Ad-Aware
    Windows Firewall
    Bit Defender Firewall
    and a hardware firewall....

    It is sad it takes this much crap but it really does.
    I got sick of having to rebuild the pc.
  10. k19

    k19 Active Member

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    Geez JT thats alot of stuff.

    Wouldnt it be easier to just quit going to all those porn sites :p:

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