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cubbie1

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I have been battling adware and spyware last couple weeks. I have run Ad-aware, Spyware doctor, Spybot Search, CWShredder, my Norton Anti Virus and have installed Spyware blaster for preventitive reasons.

I have cleared out my IE cookies, temp files, internet history, deleted all *.tmp files. I have scanned my program files to best of my ability and dont see anything obvious to me. I have looked into my registry and dont see anything obvious there.

I'm still getting ad pops thru my browser.

I have tried to use some of the tools above to tighten security but sometimes it impacts viewing websites i need for my work at home job as a security trader.

I've seen technical postings on this site where someone helps with viewing hijack logs and has had great success. Can someone help me in similar manner and guide me thru the process? I won't to avoid reinstalling my operating system if at all possible. Many thanks,
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Welcome to Geeks to Go. smile.gif

Please read this post: http://www.geekstogo...?showtopic=2852

And post your log here:
http://www.geekstogo...hp?showforum=37

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Thanks for quick reply. I tried to download Hijack per the link but it said I do not have permission to do so and to contact webmaster. I'm a new member as of today. Please advise.

Thanks
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Hi Cubbie. Try this.

Let us take a closer look at what is running on your PC. We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool (HiJackThis) and post a log as a new topic in the Hijack This forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Click the HijackThis Guide in my signature, download it and follow the instructions in the guide. Also see this post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.
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