HELP - Spyware protect 2009


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Old 04-29-09, 07:24 PM
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HELP - Spyware protect 2009

How do I get rid of this thing. I am running AVG free now - hope it finds it/gets rid of it. I am not computer literate - so don;t think I can do a manual process. Anyone else having problems with this thing??? every ten seconds it pops up telling that I have been attacked and I need to download their virus protection software.
Can't tell where I got this thing from! - but it's brutal
 
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Old 04-29-09, 07:40 PM
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Do you have anti-spyware on your computer now? I have Spybot and Ad-aware. I usually run one and then the other. Both are free.
 
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Old 04-29-09, 07:51 PM
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AVG isn't likely to be any help. If you Google "Spyware protect 2009 " you'll find hundreds of sites with removal instructions.

This site:

Spyware Protection 2009 or SpywareProtection 2009 Removal Guide - Computer Repair Info

among other things lists an automatic removal technique.

I make no gaurantees as to the effectiveness; it's just one site with a way to do it.
 
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It's a particularly nasty virus, it can disable some antivirus software and stop more being installed!
 
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Old 04-30-09, 02:23 PM
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I used Ad-Aware and that seems to have taken care of it. It was nasty. Pop-ups every 10 awconds. Thank god it appears to be gone
 
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I must be doing something wrong as the ONLY things I have picked out by AdAware, Spybot, Zone Alarm, Avast and AVG have been relatively harmless tracking cookies.

I've even gone for significant times with no scanning and no virusware or malware software and never had a problem. All my problems have been hardware related.

Or am I just plain lucky?
 
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Hey - if thats all you get - consider yourself lucky - or are you saying you have this virus and can't seem to get rid of it?
 
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Old 05-01-09, 11:33 AM
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If you keep to a few certain reliable sites then you won't get much, if anything, more than a tracking cookie. All it takes it a ordinary search that takes you to a page with a bad advert using IE, and it's got you. If you visit anything even close to dogy using IE, then you'll get a lot more.

Firefox with Adblock, flashblock, and noscript add-ons, will stop almost everything - but even that isn't bullet-proof.
 
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Maybe that's why I don't get infections, I use Firefox.
 
 

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