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Old 12-29-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Adware Problem

Well, after being just about ad / spyware free and virus free for several months, I now have some adware. It really pisses me off because I'm so careful and I got an expensive laptop as an early birthday gift.

Anyways, here's what's going on. My homepage is hijacked. It redirects to http://realsearch.cc/ and it doesn't help to change it back to my original home page because when I turn off my computer and turn it back on it goes back to http://realsearch.cc/. Also, there's a "Free Hardcore Porn" folder in my favorites list that keeps coming back even after I delete it. Windows Media Player no longer works.
And worst of all, whenever I close my browser a shitload of pop ups come up for 69sexsearch.com, it's so bad that I have to turn off my computer.

I have Ad-Aware and Spy Bot S&D, they find the shit and delete and / or quarintene it, but they keep coming back. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-30-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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ok, try this site here

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Old 12-31-2004, 05:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Adware Problem

i hate it when that happends.

go to an Admin account (WIN XP) and type into Run MSCONFIG then disable all tasks, restart then scan. not sure if that will help but you can give it a go.

Don't forget to enable all your task when you have finish.

Also make sure when you are surfing DON'T use an Admin account use Power-Users.
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