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SpywareBlaster infected with worm


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I finally loaded Spyware Blaster in safemode. I did all my scans and everything was fine. I rebooted back to normal mode. McAfee box popped up and said c./programsFiles/spywareblaster/sbautoupdate.exe is infected by W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.e and has been cleaned and deleted.

Why is that? Can I not use SpywareBlaster anymore?

Also one more question. I did spybot everything was fine, then as I opened microsoft antispyware a box came up saying a BHO was blocked from being installed from Spyboy SD c:/progtams/spybpy/sdhelpe.dll. Should I unblock it?

After all the scans, my computer is 90-95% better, but I still get at least 1 popup when I first get on AOL and it is a little slow., but I am on dialup. I am not very computer literate so I'll do my best to understand whatever you tell me. Thanks.
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;) mmm, seems odd that McAfee should be alerting you to SB being infected.

Had you just installed SP and run it for first time?

Perhaps you don't have a clean copy of SB.

As far as your system being 100% clean, in my experience this can only be achieved by using a combination of products -

Adaware - LavaSoft
Spysweeper - Webroot
Spyware S&D

And, as you mention SB.

Download Adaware from LavaSoft - http://www.lavasoftu...ftware/adaware/
Spysweeper - http://www.webroot.com/

This is trialware - for 30 days, but I like it because it provides real-time protection.

Downside - it takes ages to load, I've alerted Webroot to this.

Also, download WinPatrol - http://www.winpatrol.com/

A great little programme that scans important files for changes.

Run adaware and post your scan here for attention of one of the forum's spyware experts - they're really helpful.

Good luck :tazz:

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Thanks Dave. I had just run SpywareBlaster for the first time.
So far on my computer, I have SpywareBlaster, Ad Aware, Microsoft Antispyware, Spybot SD, CWS Shredder, CClean, and McAfee Antivirus. I always get at least two popups when I first get on AOL and then no more even if I am on for 4 or 5 hours.

Edited by bug2, 10 June 2005 - 03:25 AM.

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if you still have problems on this subject please go to the malaware forum and post your hijack this log there. You will receive help from experts who are trained to deal with malaware :tazz:
go here 1st http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html
and then here http://www.geekstogo...o_Here-f37.html
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Thanks Bob. I plan on going through all the steps and then post a log as soon as I can.
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