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Please help with adware, spyware, who knows...[RESOLVED]


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Looking at these results -- there is only a couple items of concern:

Adware/Virmaid Windows Registry

Adware:Adware/Virmaid C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfcii.ini

I will wait for further instructions for proper treatment.

Thanks again for all your help and time.
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Looking at these results -- there is only a couple items of concern:

Adware/Virmaid    Windows Registry

Adware:Adware/Virmaid    C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfcii.ini

I will wait for further instructions for proper treatment.

Thanks again for all your help and time.

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it appears we cross posted, if you look at the post i made prior to the one you did you will see my instructions, btw we are now on page 2 of this fix.
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ok -- ran the ActiveScn on the system. No log, since it would not let me save/view a log since I did not let it run to the end (I'm not waiting again for it to scan 3e6 files!).

Nothing unusual found. Interesting though, that reg entry -- where'd it go?

Interesting advice to nuke my documents and settings folder. I think I'll skip that one.

Thanks for all your help isolating this problem. I will most likely donate to your cause since you were so helpful.

Thanks again.

Peace.

Edited by idiot_user, 24 May 2005 - 02:45 PM.

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Congratulations! Your system is CLEAN :tazz:

How do you prevent spyware from being installed again? We strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use) Click Here.

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.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.

It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks. Click Here to make sure that you have the latest patches for Windows.

These next two steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection.
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox Posted Image.
2. Install Sun's Java. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .

It's okay to delete the Hijack This folder if everything is working okay.

After doing all these, your system will be thoroughly protected from future threats. ;)


We highly recommend installing SP2. Click here: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/.
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It's a very large download, so if you're on dial-up, order a free CD here:
http://www.microsoft...default810.mspx

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. smile.gif

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Edited by Efwis, 24 May 2005 - 03:26 PM.

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