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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    coolwebsearch etc..&..SPYWARE! UGH!

    Oh man! Not again!
    Seems I've picked up a bunch of spyware and other garbage...
    I wonder how? I have my security set so tight...
    Hmmm, CWS, SearchMiracle, and a few other things came up
    when I ran Spybot...now, I am updating my antivir...something
    still seems wrong and I need to run a bunch of stuff right now.
    Thanks for letting me vent y'all!!!! I loathe spyware!!!!!!!!
    Hopefully I can get it all sorted out without having to bother
    the great folks at spywareinfo... (They did an awesome job helping
    me last time my computer was HIJACKED~ and taking us to the worst
    of the worst porn sites...)

    Anyone know how this garbage gets on our PC's?

    Love to all,

    Ariel <----doctoring her sick 'puter right now.
    but rejoicing...Rejoice inthe Lord ALWAY, and again I say rejoice.

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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    finally running antivir...ugh! don't know if I'm suppsoed to be offline to do this...but I am having trojan warnings popping up like crazy!!! ARGH!!!!

    <----for the creators of this junk!!!!

    7 TROJANS so far...in addition to the malware I got rid of earlier!!!!
    Wow, no wonder my 'puters been slow and cranky. poor baby.
    8 now...one locked...

    just ran adaware, too! 23 instances of CWS!!!! UGh! And a possible
    hijack attempt! I sure hope all is well now!

    How can anyone get this much garbage on their pc?
    and why does it always seem to happen whenever I accidentally
    use IE to log on...instead of mozilla?

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    If you don't already have it try downloading a free program called Spyware Blaster. It doesn't look for spyware on your computer....it prevents it from being downloaded to your computer to begin with. Keep it updated frequently to keep away the most well known adware and spyware.... and it works with both IE and Firefox. It cuts way down on spyware and popups.

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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybe So
    If you don't already have it try downloading a free program called Spyware Blaster. It doesn't look for spyware on your computer....it prevents it from being downloaded to your computer to begin with. Keep it updated frequently to keep away the most well known adware and spyware.... and it works with both IE and Firefox. It cuts way down on spyware and popups.
    Thanks so much, Maybe So!

    I think we may already have it, but if we do, it hasn't been updated in
    a LONNNGGG time. I'll be checking it out later (My turn to not
    be feeling well now I think I'd rather my computer have this, lol. If only! ).
    But, I sure do appreciate your post!!!!

    God bless you!

    love,

    Ariel

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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    MY COMPUTER is STILL SICK!!!!!

    I am over at spywareinfo.com on another window...copying page after apge of instructions...downloading cwshredder, about:buster, etc.etc.etc.
    and updating everything, lol!

    Man, there is a lot to fix!!!! I cannot believe that we picked up so much garbage...

    Ok, guys, sorry!!! I just had to vent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    waahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    This is going to take a long while!!! hidden file...scanning ... fixing... removing... rebooting safe mode etc.etc.etc. ad infinitum!!!!

    Well, I guess it coud be worse, couldn't it.
    Just ranting y'all...don't mind me.

    Edited to add: Wish me well y'all...here goes!
    See you later, WS'ers...I hope...unless I manage to
    crash this beast somehow,lol !
    Last edited by ariel7; 04-22-2005 at 06:42 AM. Reason: to add something

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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    almost two hours later...man do I know how to procrastinate
    or what!!!!! Ok, I'm just gonna do it now....

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    Microsoft has a new "beta" version of spyware which is free. I have used it in addition to spybot and ad aware.

    Go to microsoft.com and do a search for spyware, the link for the new beta version should come up.

    Good luck!
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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    Thanks Midnightmyst!

    I'll have to check it out in a bit--after I know everything is clear!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    me ranting still:
    The frustrating thing is that I had my PC pretty well protected...
    especially after my last bout of malware/trojans/hikacking....
    And we only ever seem to have problems when we open internet
    explorer...never with Mozilla.

    I think I may be down the homestretch now...I've just ran a lot
    of different programs in safe-mode and deleted some bad
    files...etc.. it seems clear...but I couldn't find about:blank with
    the about:buster...and I KNOW we had it.so, I can't say
    I'm quite done yet, but it looks better.

    Well, I'd better hurry along...I hear thunder and I need to finish my
    computer junk.

    end of rant,lol!

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    Lightbulb

    I have webroot and works real good......

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    ariel7 is offline For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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    Thanks Pharlap, I've never heard of that one!