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Old 02 December 2006, 07:07   #1
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Hacked off

I'm really getting hacked off.

I keep getting a bloody Virus or something that is redirecting most of my Favorites to dubious websites.

I've completely reinstalled XP SPII and done the minimum to get connected to the Web (after installing zone alarm and AVG)

I guess it's somewhere on my hard drives, I'm reformatting my second drive as I write but what to do for my main hard drive?

Any anwsers or is it a trip to a computer shop?
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Old 02 December 2006, 07:20   #2
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I've just had this too and cured it. Download HijackThis from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html and run it.

Also download Ewido-antil spyware jobby- ( www.ewido.net ) and get the free antispyware trial from grisoft. it'll find stuff others won't.

I had a nasty wake-up call last night by doing this. My PC had 5 trojans that McAfee didn't spot.
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Give this a try http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ I have used it when my Norton has let me down!
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Give this a try http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ I have used it when my Norton has let me down!
Tried this last night. It missed it
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I have found the panda activex software to be quite good at spotting (but not necessarily fixing) things that AVG has missed. Its quite slow - but free.
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I've tried all of these and more. Nothing works! I guess it's either residing somewhere on the hard drive and misses it when XP is reloaded or some things targeting my IP address. One thing though, I never use messanger but there are one or two indications that something is comming though messanger. I'd delete it off my system if I could.
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Sounds like spyware to me. Get adaware and spybot - both free. Make sure AVG is updated. Make sure Windows own firewall is on BEFORE you plug in any phone or cable wires. It is possible something is coming through whilst you are waiting for your firewall to download.
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I got summink that'll clean it up bloody spyware n crap

I have a spare license for this F secure 2007

http://www.f-secure.com/ - ur welcome it
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In our experience often the free packages are often as good - or even better than the stuff you pay for!!! Norton is a classic example - it's worse than any virus!!!
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I'm really getting hacked off.

I keep getting a bloody Virus or something that is redirecting most of my Favorites to dubious websites.

I've completely reinstalled XP SPII and done the minimum to get connected to the Web (after installing zone alarm and AVG)

I guess it's somewhere on my hard drives, I'm reformatting my second drive as I write but what to do for my main hard drive?

Any anwsers or is it a trip to a computer shop?
Wots a virus?..........bin it and get a Mac


or ditch Explorer and use firefox.

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