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Spywear infection when the window comes open to the yahoo page it locks up and i can not get anything to respond. i took it to a dealer and they said spywear was the problem. how can i fix this myself.

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  • Dave Reisner May 11, 2010

    It looks like part of your explanation got cut off? Does it lock up on any other internet page beside yahoo?

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I suggest running a full system Virus scan with AVG or AVIRA both you can get for free. Remember to uninstall your current virus software before you install new or you can crash your system. Once you have completed the virus scan. Restart. If any virus's were found run it again untill there are none reported. Pain I know.... once you have no reported virus's then run combofix...I guarantee this will fix your issue.
Download ComboFix from [url=http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
Cnet.com will have AVG or Avira...

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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