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HELP - I have spyware on my computrer and nothing works!

by klajdi2 / November 20, 2010 5:13 AM PST

My brother was using my computrer yesterday, and today when I went to use it, it was full with pop ups.

I know Windows XP very well, but this time I can't do anything!
I can't use the Restore function, run the Add/Remove programs and even the Alt+Ctrl+Del is not working!

Can somebody help please?

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Can you boot into Safe Mode and run 'msconfig'
by VAPCMD / November 20, 2010 5:22 AM PST

to see what's running in the STARTUP ?

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Spyware
by pgc3 / November 20, 2010 5:51 AM PST

From a clean computer download Malwarebytes, send it to a flash drive then boot the sick computer to safe mode, load MWB (via the flash drive) run MWB and see what you pick up, delete items, which will be listed in red. Boot back to windows and see what you get.

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Clean Up
by kenchu1984 / November 26, 2010 3:49 AM PST

I do agree with pgc3 try Malwarebytes very Good from Personal Experience.Would also try Spybot as well....works Great .

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This is why...
by PKsteven / November 26, 2010 10:14 AM PST

.. a hard lesson learned is to allow access only by a created NON-Admin account for the devious siblings and a nice passworded account for the owner.

Aside from the good advice using Malwarebytes,

you can try this as well...

Avira Rescue Disk and Tut

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