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Comload problem..

by jtm2000 / June 13, 2004 8:21 PM PDT

I run XP Professional with Norton Anti-Virus and personal firewall....
I been reading various threads regarding virus dtection and elimination and followed some very useful tips that have been posted, thanks. However after runnig AdAware 6 and Spybot I am still getting a notification that Comload exists on my machine and spybot cannot remove it as it is "memory resident".
Can you tell me whether this is malicious spyware? and if so how do I destroy the offending files...HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Coulomb\Fparam

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Re: Comload problem..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2004 9:20 PM PDT
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Depending on the severity of the spyware (research it please), you could wait for Spybot, Adaware, Cwshredder or Housecall to blow it off. Or look into HIJACKTHIS and see if you want to knock it off.

Bob

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Coulomb\Fparam
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 14, 2004 2:55 AM PDT
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SpybotS&D WILL catch these!

Download Ad-aware from here: http://www.computercops.biz/downloads-file-292.html
Install by double-clicking on the downloaded file.
After installing but before running, update Ad-aware by using its Globe icon.
After updating, shutdown and restart Ad-aware.
Ad-aware is ready to scan and clean your system following these steps:

Under Ad-aware 6 > Settings (Gear at the top) > Tweaks > Scanning Engine:
"Unload recognized processes during scanning."
Under Ad-aware 6 > Settings (Gear at the top) > Tweaks > Cleaning Engine:
"Let Windows remove files in use after reboot."
Press "Scan Now"
Check option "Use Custom scanning options"
Check option "Activate In-Depth Scan"
Press "Select drives\folders to scan"
Select the active partition which is usually C:
Press "Next" to let Ad-aware scan your drives...
If it finds "bad" files and registry keys, press "Next" again
Right-click in that pane and choose "select all"
Press "next"
When it asks to remove all checked items, Press "OK"
Close Ad-aware, reboot your system and go on to Step 2 below.


Spybot S&D
The download for Spybot S&D is available here: http://www.computercops.biz/downloads-file-108.html

Install by double-clicking on the downloaded file.
Run Spybot S&D from desktop icon or Start menu.
Press "Search for updates" button to get list of updates available.
Press "Download updates" button.
Close all IE windows and close & restart Spybot S&D.
Press "Check for problems" button.
Have SpyBot remove all it marks in red by pressing "Fix selected problems".

Close Spybot S&D, reboot your system.

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Re: Comload problem..
by Basil Hall / June 14, 2004 8:37 AM PDT
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