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Spy ware What is the best way to get rid of spy ware that Trend Micro InternetSecurity will not remove? I have run Trend and Webroot, ran the free MS safety.live.com search for spyware and clean up tools. I also deleted files and some programs I don't use. The issue is when I try to use the MS Explorer any search that goes to a sight that has ads running I am redirected to Gateway's search page and told they couldn't find some strange site which will have atdmt.com in it. Then Gateway shows multiple sites to go to for spyware or malware removal along with sites that look suspious. Will the HIjack This delete files I need if you don't know what to look for is my concern? Someone said to use something on Majorgeeks called Hijack This.

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HIjack This is mostly used as a logging tool to help identify adaware. it will allow you to send the log file to an expert who will then be able to tell you what to look out for. as with all adware removal programs, you have to look over the results to make sure you are not getting rid of something valid before blindly accepting all their recommendations.

My two personal favorites are:
Spybot S&D found at www.safer-networking.org/
Ad Aware, found at www.Lavasoft.com

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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on May 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Laptop has become very slow, even though there is still free memory and i ran the defragmenter.


there is possibly a heavy app running in the background, for example virus and malware scans, if you are running vista then you will have to expect this


regards

Nov 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I am trying to insatll Webroot Spy Sweep and Windos one care does not letme do it


Well, There would be two ways to uninstall :-


1. Install registry mechanic and run. It will automatically remove all the registry errors and later on you wld be able to uninstall webroot spy sweep.

2. Download any of the uninstall software available in the market. Whenever you uninstall a software using the uninstallers, they always make sure that it wld not affect your computer.

These uninstallers are easily available on the download.com, brothersoft.com.

One of the links :-

http://www.download.com/Ashampoo-UnInstaller/3000-2096_4-10032301.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10903574



Hope u wld be able to uninstall webroot. :)

Take care ba bye.

Nov 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Trend Micro Antivirus/Vista Antivirus 2008


Hello there.

Unfortunately you have been infected, by the software called "Vista Antivirus 2008". What this software does is infect you, then prompt you to pay to remove the infection that it installed. So it is a scam.

What i would recommend is use the uninstall instructions from here http://www.windowsvistaplace.com/xp-antivirus-2008-removal-instructions-xp-antivirus-2008/spyware-removal

This will remove the infection (and others) from your system.

Once you have completed the steps, be sure to try an online scanner such as housecall here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
This will not conflict with your already-installed Trend Micro software, it mearly runs through your web browser.

On that note, Internet Explorer is not very safe for browsing the Internet with, i would recommend either Firefox or Opera for a safer/better browsing experience.

Hope this helps.

Jul 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Virus


Go HERE and run Trend Micro Housecall on your PC. It will get rid of the viruses and spyware. Sounds like you've been hijacked.

It's Free!

Jun 25, 2008 | Dell Inspiron Desktop with Intel Core 2...

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Re-install a program from the trash bin


hullo there
if you just deleted the spyware just restore it from your trash bin but if you uninstalled it then you will have to reinstall it using either your software cd or its executable file.

Jun 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Spy ware


It depends on the infection. My first recommendation would be to ditch Trend Micro, and get a better antimalware program (it's not very good compared to alternatives). Much better alternatives include; 1. NOD32 (or if you want the suite, NOD ESS) www.eset.com 2. Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com 3. Avira www.free-av.com 4. Avast www.avast.com 5. Malwarebytes AntiMalware www.malwarebytes.org Each of these include trials and/or free versions that you can use to get rid of the infection. I'd also recommend following it up by posting a HiJack This log to one of the many support forums available, including TeMerc Internet Countermeasures; www.temerc.com/forums To do so, please see the following instructions; http://temerc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=18 A list of other trusted support forums can be found at; Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com

May 27, 2008 | Gateway GT5432 Refurbished AMD Desktop...

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THE LAST OPTION AND THE SAFEST ONE IS THAT BACKUP UR DATA AND FORMAT YOUR HARD DISC. THIS WILL ELIMINATE ANY FURTHER INFECTION BY THE SAME VIRUS IF ITS NOT REMOVED BY THE ANTI VIRUS.

Apr 26, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Vista home conficting with Webroot spy sweeper


go with the Grisoft package ... you can git it at free.grisoft.com its called avgas ... they have updated to 8.0 so there may be some changes but it is completely vista ready ...

Mar 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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