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ive got a pal that has a window pop up around ever to minz, and including a new icon in his tool bar, the pop tells off the system critical infection, and to installe a program with the solution, he has , spysweeper, pc-cillin, norton,spyware doctor,xoftspy,adaware,pestpatrol,system mechanic 6, and has not been solved any ideas
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Hi and welcome paradien
Have a look at this Topic

After he runs through that have him post back a fresh HJT log
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well i havent used hjt ever but am intersted since geek squade used in in ifxing my computer from a win32/statblaster, "kasperky didnt have the difintion for it"
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Have a peek at this topic
http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

Step 5
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my pal has now just follwed a instruction list in the removel of it in the froums with successes but now since we fixed it we now need to avoid it i fear for my self i have spy sweeper and pc-cilli, but he had it to
I NEED A LIST OF THINGS TO PREVENT THIS FROM EVEA HAPPENING AGAIN!
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would he care to post a HJT log to make sure it is gone ?

I NEED A LIST OF THINGS TO PREVENT THIS FROM EVEA HAPPENING AGAIN!

Please use the following suggestion to help prevent reinfection


Download the following program, For keeping crap off your system to begin with
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Download Spyware Blaster

Keep AD-Aware. and Spybot 1.4 handy, Check them for updates prior to running and run them weekly
Same with your Anti Virus,

For an added check run an online virus scan, you can use one of the 2 below,
TrendMicro's HouseCall
ActiveScan

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, A handy tool to do this
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

Remeber to Check Windows for updates

Probably a good time to create a new restore point See Here for XP

See Here for ME Name it clean or something like that,

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klien: So how did I get infected in the first place?
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THANKS FROM BOTH ME AND HIM! but do any of these have a price on them, not to sound cheap but im a lttile tight on a budget
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Read through them,
Most are free, in fact they are all free :whistling:
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should i keep my spysweeper?
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problem resolved thank you !
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Yes you should keep spysweeper,
Provided you can keep it updated,

Your very welcome
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