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The_Big_G

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Did you set your startpage to www.bodyforlife.com?

if not then we need to fix it, if so THEN


Congratulations! Your system is CLEAN :tazz:

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 Files
    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 Tool Bar
    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 How did I get infected in the first place? and Spyware
Aid's spyware article: Spyware, are, Malware: What it is, how it got on my computer, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it.

also lets create a new restore point....

To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.

(Windows XP)
1. Turn off System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

How to Turn On and Turn Off System Restore in Windows XP
http://support.micro...kb;en-us;310405


with the problems with your software i am not sure what would cause that you may want to go here and start a new thread. Link
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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm free, I'm Free, I'm FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) :tazz: (where is the "twirling around the room like an idiot" smiley?)

Thanks soooooo much for your help, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!
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You are welcome. just follow the instructions i gave you to protect yourself. this thread will be closed since you are clear of infections. if you have any more problems in the future just start a new thread.

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

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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