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by gobob2 / September 23, 2004 2:17 PM PDT

I cannot remove "kazaa.irc.spybot12 Ron Lomag" from my system. Spybot lets me delete it, but if I scan again it is back. What am I doing wrong? This doesn't show up in Spyblaster or Ad-aware. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Bob

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Re: Spybot
by Donna Buenaventura / September 23, 2004 5:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Spybot

After the scan, verify that the bad items are selected and make sure that you press the "Fix selected problems button"

If Spybot-S&D offers you to run on next system start, click Yes.

Or try this:
Close any windows/browser.
Bring up your Task Manager (Press Ctrl+Alt+Del)
Look for any running task that refer as:
spybot1.1.exe or spybot
If you'll find any, end the task.
Run a scan again using Spybot S&D

If any of the above will not help, go for online scan using:
http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Let the scanner disinfect what it'll find.

If nothing is detected, run Ad-aware SE scan in Safe mode using full system scan

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Re: Spybot
by bpaolucci / September 24, 2004 1:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Spybot

I have a similar problem. I use Spybot & get to delete something called Doubleclick & Media Click every day. I know the answer is to quarantine both of these things - & that's your answer too. But, Spybot doesn't let you quarantine anything. So in order to get your question (& mine) answered we'll need someone who can provide instructions for quarantining these things.

FYI - I also have the free download of Spysweeper - which catches much more than Spybot. I keep both. Spysweeper is the better of the two because you don't close the program - you just minimize it and it keeps running all of the time in the background. Spybot has to be run. No one program will catch all of the garbage that's out there and visiting you and me. You can put as many spy/ad ware programs you want on your system. You can only have one antivirus software package on your system. I use EZ Trust Armor - comes free with Roadrunner. Between all 3 of these software packages I still get hit everyday by the 2 spyware things that are programmed to return and return and return.

Lets hope someone out there answers us.

Barbara

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Re: Spybot
by gobob2 / September 24, 2004 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Spybot

Which Spysweeper do you have. I did a search and came up with all the programs you pay for. Thanks for the input.
Bob

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Re: Spybot
by Mark5019 / September 24, 2004 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Spybot

bob i use spybot, adaware and spywareblaster im very happy with them
there free and easy to use

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Have you turned off System Restore first?
by Gakada / September 24, 2004 3:50 AM PDT
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and also look or google search for manual removal of that particular adware/spyware.

Good Luck

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Re: Have you turned off System Restore first?
by gobob2 / September 24, 2004 12:09 PM PDT

Yes, I have turned system restore off

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(NT) (NT) make sure you make a restore point
by Mark5019 / September 24, 2004 1:37 PM PDT
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Re: Have you turned off System Restore first?
by Gakada / September 24, 2004 5:57 PM PDT

With System Restore Off, go to Safe Mode, then run spybot SD and Adaware.

Then Try to run it again from OTHER User account you have (if any)-- make them all as administrator first.---
The logical reason of doing this is, that those software (adaware, spybot SD and spywareblaster) have to be run or applied -- immunization, restricted zone updates, etc-- on each user account, so its also logical if you run it on each user account you have, to clean something.

Then go online and scan it using the online scan (virus and or spyware/adware scan) such as trendmicro housecall, pandasoftware, symantec, mcafee, bitdefender, pestpatrol, etc. (please note, that a lot of false positive will be found)

Take a note of whatever they find, go to google, look for more information on the file(s) and how to remove it manually).

Good Luck

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