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Colin.. it would help to know
which 'anti-spyware protector' identified this....in addition to the name of your 'new virus protector' that couldn't get rid of it and say's you "are at risk".
I'm sure other's have more questions, but you may as well begin here, as the information is important.
Sorry I am knew with the forum world
Okay, I use spy sweeper I am not sure of the version right now I am on another computer but its the latest with all the updates I have made sure of that. For anti-virus I have been using Norton Systemworks 2005 with all the updates as well. I searched Nortons website for any indication of reflive.exe and mathfragbold.exe but nothing came up. However I know that norton indicated them as well. Oh another to mention is nt_hide79.dll and pokapoka79.exe, this is the first time I have encountered an issue that I couldn't get rid of. I guess when I said to my friend I haven't had a virus on my computer yet, I should have knocked on wood.
I am running Windows Xp with service pack 1, I found to many issues with service pack 2.
You have the EliteBar at the very least
Marianna gave me this link and suggestion. ''pokapoka79.exe'' is part of EliteBar. PLEASE read the whole page so you know what is going on and then try the tool. IF it doesn't work, don't get disappointed, we can try other things.
EliteToolbar Remover v2.1.1
Scroll down till you see: Bottom of the page
To download the *new* version 2.1.2 of the program click here! <<< This will be a direct zip file download at the website.
Okay, I got it taken care of
Hey, I was looking at another section in the forums and tobeach mentioned a site that allows you a free full version of a program EWIDO it worked great got rid of the spyware on my laptop but once I have an opportunity to look at my home PC I will see how that turns out. thanks for everyones help on this. However, it still irritates me that all you can do is get rid of it and not prevent it from happening again, I might just try this program EWIDO on my computer on more time and see how it works and then order it.
you are right!
it was an elitetoolbar and it was probably the worst one I have ever encountered, usually it was a simple remove or uninstall, but this one was deep into the registry. I might try your option on the next issue if EWIDO anti-malware doesn't work. thanks
Hi Colin, ewido is a great tool
but it's not going to work on EliteBar. Try what I suggested earlier. Also, there is not a special website that has a free version of ewido. It's free for everyone after the 14 day trial period regardless of where you download it from. The only thing you lose if you don't buy it is the process guard and the auto updating but you can still update manually and scan with it. I would suggest using it on a regular basis on both of your computers. I usually prefer to download these programs from the author's website myself, which is here.
AS Curcat Said : More Info. Look at This Site & See if Any .
of your protectors are listed there (these Rogues often give false positives or install their own bugs to make sale).:
If any listed found, mention that in your reply. Thanks!
No indication of the anti-spyware program
Thanks for the site I didn't know that there were that many out there. But I didn't see any indication of Spysweeper. Its a good information site. Don't mind if I use it to research a better anti-spyware program. as I said to curcat its spysweeper and norton systemworks 2005 with all the possible uupdates that I know of.
Maybe A Scan for More Info?
SpySweeper is fine.
One of those file names sounds familiar.
Do you by any chance use MessengerPlus? It is not written by Microsoft and can install spyware.
Try an online scan at Panda and see if it finds anything.
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm You need to use Internet Explorer for this scan.
[*]Once you get to the Panda site, scroll down a bit and click on Scan your PC
[*]A new window will appear; click on Check Now!
[*]A new window will appear; fill in the boxes (Country, State, email addy)
If you have never used ActiveScan before, you will be prompted to install an ActiveX control (asinst.cab) : Click on Install. Panda will install the component, and then install the latest signature files.
[*]From ''Select a device to scan...'', choose ''My Computer''
[*]Allow the scan to run. It'll take a while.
[*]When complete, click on ''See Report'', and then on ''Save report''; save it to a convenient location.
The scan might not fix anything, but it will give you more informaton.
Let us know how things go.
I am not sure
I don't like the idea of using an online scan, I just have a bad feeling about it. I am not saying I have a logical or technical reason. Maybe it was word of mouth or the idea of some online software can access my hard drive deeply. Thanks for the idea though in most cases if it happens again, I will most definitely take that in consideration. But EWIDO seemed to have worked so far. But I usually get my hopes and then kicked to the curb so if it does work you will hear from me in the future to reply your option after trying it. Cheers!
You're Right to be Cautious of Free Online Scans, Especially
from pop-up ads or "sponsored" ones.
Several listed here:
Personally use & trust Housecalls. The Javascan is much quicker than Active-X ones as it doesn't have to download "the works". Enjoy!