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Please help! Attacked by some fake adware remover


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talstails

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Hi

Today I have noticed that I am being attacked by some fake Adware remover. I cannot get rid of it. Every few minutes it comes up with "Security warning Adware programs found on system..." in a speech bubble coming from the quick launch bar. When I click on it.. a box comes up about a free scan of an adware remover and when I click on the free scan it takes me to a slimshield site... http://www.slimshiel...77&soft=sshield

I have attached a picture of the stuff that comes up. It would be greatly appreciated if you lot could help me remove this.. I have spent this whole morning trying to remove it with Spybot and Xoftspy.

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Thanks!
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Flrman1

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Hi talstails

Welcome to G2G! :tazz:

Please do this:

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
  • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick 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 logfile button. It will scan and the log should 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.

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