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by gwingee / April 9, 2006 7:33 AM PDT

found 51 infected sites..tracking cookies..the other day..and today 8..only place I was today was here and my yahoo mail...all in do you delete ALL at once? I only found a way so far to delete one dt a time..or do I just leave everything there? When you do delete hey leave the computer or are they still someplace that can come back adn cause more problems. I checked my recycle bin when I delete from my other spyware problem and nothing there.
I could not reinstall Windows Defender...strange...will just let that there others I should download? I have AdWare SE, SpyBlster, Ewido and SpySubtract..which is now called Trend Micro but when I did the partial recover last night..I lost that and now it is sayihg it is SpySubtract again...another strange thing...

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(NT) (NT) I can only delete one at a time also
by tomron / April 9, 2006 8:10 AM PDT
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I think you need
by PudgyOne / April 9, 2006 8:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Ewido

I think you need to slow down. I have noticed that you are doing a lot of things lately.

Here is some advice. Try doing thscans in the safe mode, some things are easier to remove.

As for all people you should have good virus protection. AVG FREE or AVAST are great virus programs

Also you need to have measures to stop spyware from getting into your computer. You can get C W Shredder to help remove some and you can also use SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY. Another good spyware remover is AD AWARE and one that stops spyware from getting into your computer is SPYWARE BLASTER. Then when all else fails you can get HIJACKTHIS.

If you use all these tools it will not elminate spyware from getting into your computer, but it will help. Some spyware gets into your computer using the Macromedia Flash player. If you feel that you still might have spyware in your computer, then you can go to TREND MICRO to do another online scan.

Hope this helps


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Thank you Rick
by gwingee / April 9, 2006 11:12 AM PDT
In reply to: I think you need

I do have AdAware Se and Spyblaster and I also have SpySubtract which is now called Trend Micro..but since the application recovery HP had me do it is back to saying SpySubtract and that has a C W Shredder..also have the Ewido. Should I download the Spybot Search and Destroy? I have Norton unitl August 19 then I can get something else or renew Norton...
there is something I saw for the registry...does anyone know if this is good? Should I use that..I have no regisry cleaners..and I think my computer going slower when I shut down may be an issue. before this "application recovery" HP had me do I would shut down in the evening in underONE it is taking close to there is another issue I have to deal with. At least, my word is working and my ressume worked and no more Norton issues....

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by Tien-Avenger / April 9, 2006 12:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you Rick

You know who i think makes spyware, spam and viruses? the same companies that make anti software.

they design the stuff to get you all paranoid about security and sell you stuff to get rid of it. When it comes down to it all it is is common sense. Dont worry too much about spyware it's not going to take years off your life or kidnap and eat your children.

I use adaware SE and i scan every two weeks with the same results every time no more then 30 data miners and no less then 35 data miners. That and i know what sites i go to and how to properly maintain my computer (1.5 years since the last OS overhaul)

It doesnt get to me cause...well...i'm not worried about it. Worrying too much about spyware is like worrying about microbs and stuff like that. in the end they all give you the same result: ulsers

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too true
by gwingee / April 9, 2006 12:31 PM PDT
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You are so right. I go to the same sites all the time too..except when I do google searches to research..then it is a crap shoot where you

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Re: spyware
by Kees Bakker / April 9, 2006 7:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Speculation

Personally, I don't believe that Norton, McAfee and the like are making or paying for the malware with one hand that they are detecting with the other. But, of course, everybody may or may not believe in conspiracy theories. Still not known who's behind the JFK murder, isn't it: either the communists or the Cuban anti-communists (led by the CIA).

But there is a lot of bad software around. It might not make you ill, but you really wouldn't like if some on-line criminal used it to find out your creditcard or bank details and then used your money for his own purposes. Only visiting trusted sites makes a lot of difference indeed. Not opening suspected emails is a good start also.
It's about the same with me: I do adaware and spybot once a month and they find tracking cookies and that's about it. But that's no reason not to do it.


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A good Registry Cleaner
by PudgyOne / April 9, 2006 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you Rick

A good Registry Cleaner is jv16 PowerTools

It can be downloaded at

Also I would get rid of Norton (resource hog)and download and install Avast or AVG Free. They are listed above.

You should have the ones I have listed above. Download Spybot Search & Destroy and anything it tells you to quarentine, let it.

***Special Note***

Whenever you use system restore, it will take you back in time and it will also make your virus protection go out of date. If you use system restore, you have to update your virus definations so it will work properly.

Hope this helps.


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ewido & removing all found infections at once
by cretin / April 9, 2006 4:11 PM PDT
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I also have been newly running ewido. When the scan stops to tell you that it has found an infection & do you want to remove it? Right below the box that is already checked it has another box you can check, I believe it says something like,"Do you wnat to do this to the rest or Do you want to continue this action? I can't quite remeber but regardless if you then check that box as well then all infections will be removed during the rest of that scan.. If you can't find it I will look it up & repost!
Good luck!!! Steve

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by gwingee / April 9, 2006 10:55 PM PDT

Thanks..I do remember a box under that ...I will check it next time I do a scan...appreciate it...

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box to check
by cretin / April 10, 2006 4:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Steve

The strange thing is that it seems you cannot preset it, I've had to wait until it finds some thing then the option to check it comes up & then it will remove items without stopping.
hope it works, good luck!!! Steve

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