Browser infiltrators - help

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Streaky, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. Streaky

    Streaky I can't remember

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    Sy - oops, just had another ad - mantec? Isn't that a dirty word in anti-virus-cognescenti circles? Up there with Norton? I am not an expert.
     
  2. yorker

    yorker Mobile Deity

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    Does a window keep popping up saying that you need a "VirusCleaner" or "Your PC is performing slow" or something along those lines ?
     
  3. Streaky

    Streaky I can't remember

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    Yes, I get Celldorado a lot and also a supposed Windows message in a new tab saying that my system is in danger and purporting to run a system check for spyware/malware/adware/delaware.
     
  4. Hook

    Hook Caught Watching Prawn

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    Actually, the only real problems with Symantic (Enterprise client) or Norton (Home Client) is that they tend to want a lot of resources and are expensive. I use Symantec Endpoint Protection because I get it free from work and my computer can handle it. Does a great job.
     
  5. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    I have not heard of half the spyware stuff you have installed. The only software that I trust is AdAware by LavaSoft and SpyBot Search and Destroy found on safernetworking website.

    No time to investigate but I suspect that one of your programs isn't legit.
     
  6. yorker

    yorker Mobile Deity

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    You definitely have spyware/adware.

    Did you install one of your Spyware software/remover (besides AVAST, AdAware, Windows Defender) through one of those windows that popped up saying that you have a "virus/spyware running on your computer" ?

    If so then try uninstalling it, it might work that way easily sometimes.
     
  7. AKAJohnDoe

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    Got Firefox?
     
  8. jigwashere

    jigwashere Mobile Deity

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    I've been running firefox exclusively. That helps, but there are still vulnerabilities.

    I think my system is clean, but I have more scans I want to do.

    Streaky, when I get a chance, ill try to help. I'm in the middle of being controlled by my 5yr old son and his kid sis when they should be in bed. Their mother is out on the town, leaving me rather defenseless.
     
  9. AKAJohnDoe

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    I would uninstall these to start.
     
  10. dmccunney

    dmccunney Mobile Deity

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    Step one: Stop using IE as your browser. Install Firefox, Opera, or Safari.

    The stuff that you complain about is IE specific. Don't run IE, and it goes away.
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    Dennis
     
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