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Well sorry it didn't work out for you, here is some advice to readup on..

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:

Detect and Remove Programs:
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
Prevention Programs:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Other necessary Programs:
  • AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a free version like AVG or Anti-Vir, or a shareware version like Norton or Kapersky, this is a must have.
  • Firewall<= A firewall is definatley a must have. Two good free versions are Sygate and ZoneLabs.
  • More Secure Browser<= Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser. There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend Firefox, however Opera and SlimBrowsers are good as well.
And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place? and AntiSpyware Net's spyware article: Spyware, Adware, Malware: What it is, how it got on my computer, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it.
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Thanks for the reply, and the good advice. I just saw your post; I think I'm still a little unfamiliar with how this forum operates.

I've already read a few of the articles you've linked to. :tazz: At the moment, I'm running Zone Alarm Security Suite (with the most recent definitions!), and using Firefox as a default browser. I've installed all the Windows updates. I use KillAd for a pop-up blocker. AdAware is installed & running daily, Spybot S & D is running, and I have the computer "immunized". Spyware Blaster and Spyware Doctor are sitting on my desktop, waiting to be installed.

I've read several other general security articles. This whole concept of malicious junk out there waiting to "get you!" is just amazing, in a way. As I said before, I think I was incredibly naive about what could happen to an inadequately protected computer connected to a cable modem. My son was chatting with a friend the other night, and she sent him some cutesy little Smiley program....I got up in the morning, had a new toolbar installed, and a total of 95 pieces of garbage for Spybot to get rid of. Unbelievable.

I think my ultimate "cure" is going to be when he gets his own computer ;)

It'll be only a matter of time before he kills it. A perfect fate for a kid who hosed my old system countless times with his inability to pass up any [bleep] site.

Kids. Grrrrrrrr.......

I'm still reading this forum, and picking up good info as I go. I thought before this process began that I knew quite a bit....I've learned that I still have a LOT to learn!

And I do thank you for your assistance.

<Edited to add: I just read my post. Didn't realize this site had certain unallowed words. Wanted you to know I didn't use a "bad" word, was just describing one of those sites that teenage boys seem to love...the ones with inadequately dressed women. >

Edited by notgeekyenough, 19 July 2005 - 08:22 AM.

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

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