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OIN, Auora, Good websites spyware [RESOLVED]


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Download and install Ad-aware SE from HERE
Once installed, run the program and in the bottom right hand corner click 'Check For Updates'. Update Ad-aware following the prompts and then configure and scan as per the instructions below:

1.Close ALL windows except Ad-Aware SE.

2. Click on the ‘Gear’ icon (second from the left at the top of the window) to access the preferences/settings window.

3. In the ‘GENERAL’ window make sure the following are selected in green:

*Automatically save log-file
*Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal
*Safe Mode (always request confirmation)

-Under Definitions:
*Prompt to udate outdated definitions - set the number of days


4. Click on the ‘SCANNING’ button on the left and select in green :

-Under Driver, Folders & Files:
*Scan Within Archives

-Under Select drives & folders to scan:
*choose all hard drives

-Under Memory & Registry: (all green)
*Scan Active Processes
*Scan Registry
*Deep Scan Registry
*Scan my IE favorites for banned URL’s
*Scan my Hosts file

5. Click on the ‘ADVANCED’ button on the left and select in green:

-Under Shell Integration:
*Move deleted files to recycle bin

-Under Logfile Detail Level: (all green)
*include addtional object information
*DESELECT - include negligible objects information
*include environment information

-Under Alternate Data Streams:
*Don't log streams smaller than 0 bytes
*Don't log ADS with the following names: CA_INOCULATEIT

6. Click the ‘TWEAK’ button and select in green:

-Under the ‘Scanning Engine’:
*Unload recognized processes during scanning
*Scan registry for all users instead of current user only

-Under the ‘Cleaning Engine’:
*Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot

-Under the Log Files:
*Include basic Ad-aware SE settings in logfile
*Include additional Ad-aware SE settings in logfile
*Please do not check and make Green: Include Module list in logfile

7. Click on ‘PROCEED’ to save the settings.

8. Click ‘Start

*Choose: 'Perform Full System Scan'
*DESELECT "Search for negligible risk entries", as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat.

9. Click ‘Next’ and Ad-Aware SE will scan your hard drive with the options you have selected and clean automatically.

10. If Ad-Aware SE finds bad entries in the registry or bad files, you will receive a list of what it found in the window. Right click on any of the bad entries and click on 'select all'.

11. Click ‘NEXT

12. Close Ad-Aware SE.


let us know if it removes the oin file.
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hi!!

I ran Ad-Aware and it found no critical objects! But OIN is still there and in fact has increased in size from 19MB to 25 MB. Yahoo Mail and Geeks To Go Pages still not aligned properly! Its all quite mysterious! BUT this apart, my comp is working well!


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Try this to remove the OIN entry from Add/Remove programs... Run HijackThis. Click the Misc Tools button. Click the Open Uninstall Manager button. Highlite the OIN entry and remove it.

let us know how it goes.
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Hi - Let me just reconfirm. You want me to go to Add/Remove Programs and click on Remove. That leads me to the foll website:
http://www.outerinfo...estionnaire.php
and then asks me click on icon 'Click here to uninstal outerinfo'.

YOu refer to a Misc Tools button. I cannot find that....

best,
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Run HijackThis. Click the Misc Tools button. Click the Open Uninstall Manager button. Highlite the OIN entry and remove it.
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hi bricat!

that worked! thank you so much for all your help!! Hope you have had a nice weekend. :tazz:

garima
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We finally got there ;) . glad you are sorted. :tazz:
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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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