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Night of Living Zedo

Hey Everyone,

I'm going insane trying to fix my hideous zedo adware problem. I'm using Firefox and it JUST WON'T DIE! It closes any games, work, or pretty much anything I do because it minimizes anything and just brings up a blank page that only says "powered by zedo." Now normally I'm not one to let pesky little spyware/adware/whateveryouwanttocallitware, get the better of me, but I haven't been able to rip this thing out in weeks! I've racked forums, tried several software, borrowed custom programs, but nothing works! Now today I tried disabling windows restore because I know sometimes bugs like to hide in there so I ran my personal favorite, Spybot, and it detected a Zedo cookie, oh joy! I deleted that cursed thing hoping to never see the letters z-e-d-o again. I went for 10 joyful minutes before it came back from the dead. Now, over all the HijackThis posts and and other similar problems, I've found that the Techies always have the victim boot up in Safe Mode, but guess what my machine now refuses to go into safe mode. Every time I try to log-in to safemode the machine restarts itself; I figured it was a hardware issue because drivers were not loading correctly or my BIOS safe stuff was going off probably. I can't afford to let zedo annoy me enough to reformat my machine. What do I do? Please help!

Losing it,

Joe

P.S. Zedo sometimes brings some of his friends into the pop-up frenzy such as popads123, and some other stuff. Oh, and I apologize for my horrid english usually I encourage correct grammar and punctuation, but I need this problem FIXED!

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I would suggest........

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Read the page linked below.

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http://www.pchell.com/support/poweredbyzedo.shtml
Looks like a fairly good procedure to follow.
Google "zedo" or "removal zedo" you find heaps of results.
It seems that the referred folder "core" has a lot to do with this. If you can't boot into safe, try following the instructions in normal mode.
You may need to download Unlocker http://www.majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html to enable deletion of some of the nasties.
If this doesn't work, try using msconfig to restart in safe. And before selecting the restart, try disabling core.sys (or similar) from the msconfig startup menu, if it's there.
If this works, get a decent anti malware scanner like MBAM or Superantispyware, run full scans. And if your Java is out of date, update it. (Bet you have an old version.)

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