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HELP : Avenue A Inc. and MRU List

by springchild74 / October 29, 2005 10:32 AM PDT

Spyware Avene A. keeps coming back. I run Spybot, delete it, run it again, and it's still there.

Adware : MRU List, 2 negligible objects, keeps coming back on Adaware scan. They weren't there before.

MS Spyware remover beta version didn't find anything. I have Zonealarm firewall and Systemantic Antivirus on. They are not detecting anything.

My laptop is definitely slow for the past few days.


HEEELP!!!!!

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Interesting.... Spybot will remove it and if you enable.....
by tobeach / October 29, 2005 3:19 PM PDT

the Bad Download Blocker and (at very bottom) tick the box for "notify when blocking" you'll know which site it's comming from as well as prevent its' re-install.
To enable Browser Helper bad download block: Click on immunize sheild and look at bottom of page for the check box. Remember to press the green cross at top of same page to double check you're fully immunized (despite box saying "all known bad... already blocked) after each update. This should help. Happy

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Hi springchild74
by roddy32 / October 29, 2005 9:28 PM PDT

AvenueA is only a tracking cookie and if you are using IE you can block that by hitting the immunize shield on the left side of the page on Spybot. That will take you to the immunize page. On the bottom, make sure there is a check mark where it says ''enable permanent blocking of bad addresses in Internet Explorer''. In the dropdown box below that, I would choose ''block all bad pages silently'' so you don't get a bunch of popups every time you visit a web page. Then, on the top of the page click the green ''+'' sign which will activate that protection. Remember to do that each time you download updates. The MRU's on Ad-Aware are nothing and most people, including me don't even scan for them. The next time you do a scan, when you click ''start'' at the bottom, the next page where you choose which type of scan to do, you can UNcheck where it says ''search for negligible risks'' and you won't see them anymore. I use CCleaner which is a different program to get rid of those. Regardless, none of the above items will slow the computer down so you have another problem that is causing that. I would also add SpywareBlaster by Javacool as an extra blocking program for both IE and Firefox. It is free and you can get it here.
SpywareBlaster (a blocker only, download it, check for updates, enable it and leave it alone except for checking for updates occasionally)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

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Speaking of spybot ... updates downloard problem
by springchild74 / October 29, 2005 10:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Hi springchild74

for the past few days, i have not been able to successfully download updates - the name of the updates are listed a little strangely (ex. "?" before the file name) and also it takes forever to download so i often quit the process.

Should I download a new version of spybot? does anybody else have the same problem?

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Keep trying. Spybot often has
by roddy32 / October 29, 2005 10:37 PM PDT

update problems. You should get them eventually. Once you hit the "check for updates" button, before you click to download, you will see a list of available servers, just choose a different one and see what happens.

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Am unclear as to Spybot version...
by glenn30 / October 29, 2005 10:48 PM PDT

But if it is not the latest you should download current version.

Just a thought!

Glenn

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(NT) (NT) That is true Glenn. Latest is 1.4 springchild74
by roddy32 / October 29, 2005 10:55 PM PDT
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If needed...
by glenn30 / October 29, 2005 11:41 PM PDT
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Spybot - NOT removing Avenue A. Inc
by springchild74 / October 30, 2005 2:17 AM PST
In reply to: If needed...

Hi, it seems my spybot is uptodate after all, but I noticed one thing. It is NOT removing avenue A even if I click the "fix the problem" button. I fixed the immunization situation per suggestions here, and it says "all known bad products are already blocked."

Huh.....? Am I the only one with this problem?

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Are you putting a checkmark
by roddy32 / October 30, 2005 2:41 AM PST

in the little box in front of AvenueA before you tell Spybot to fix it?

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(NT) (NT) Heavens YES!!!
by springchild74 / October 30, 2005 5:31 AM PST
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Which browser are you using?
by roddy32 / October 30, 2005 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) Heavens YES!!!

Just to let you know, that particular cookie comes from one of the ads at CNET so it's going to come back every time you visit here unless you are using IE and have Spybot blocking it. All it is is a tracking cookie. SpywareBlaster should block it also. I gave you the link for that earlier in this thread. Did you download and install that?

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