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attention all you tech guys(rj and customchevy and anyone else)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by hunterguy86, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. hunterguy86

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    My friend has this damn winfixer crap on her computer. I know its spywear but i cant get rid of it. Ive tried several spywear removal tools but they dont work. I think its in the registry files but I dont know how to get rid of it.

    Winfixer is a program that pops up and says you have a virus and wants you to install some softwear to get rid of it. however, winfixer is the damn problem. Kinda makes me mad.

    Help yall! thanks
     
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    the only way to be compleatly sure you've removed all spyware is formatting, however thats a pain in the hootus ... so heres what I normally do.


    download, install and UPDATE, Microsoft Anti-spyware, Spybot, spyware blaster (really underrated program), and a program called sweepi.

    boot to safemove and in order run spybot, MS anti-spyware, spybot again, and sweepi.

    This should remove most anything, and between ms anti-spyware and spywareblaster most things should be caught when/if they try to re-install themselves.

    If anything specific is left, hijack this is normally good for getting the last bits.
     
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    Turn off system restore. Reboot to safemode with networking.
    RUN THIS

    If you are unsure how to do safemode/restore, just run it first.
     
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    Spent most of a day getting rid of it or a very similar one a while back. It was a challenge finding the right combination that worked.
     

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