probably spyware problem

  richierich 10:39 17 Jul 2005
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A website that im trying to reach, which I can on one of my PCs but on another one i get redirected to a porno site.
I have run fully updated versions of adaware and spybot s&d and avg virus, all give a clean bill of health but the problem persists,
any ideas please

  User-312386 10:56 17 Jul 2005

please give the link to the website

many thanks

  richierich 11:03 17 Jul 2005

sure, link below. But I can access the site on two other PCs so i guessing its a problem on this particular computer

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:42 17 Jul 2005

Sounds like you have a Hijacker on the computer that is being redirected.

Adaware and spybot are good ntispy progs but there is alwys something that can slip past ergo regular updates required.

I can only suggest you try an online scanner click here like trend micros scanner half way down the page.

  Completealias 11:48 17 Jul 2005

If your on xp give ms antispy a try click here and give a2 a go also click here

Try running a cleaner before you run your tools ccleaner click here stick to the windows tab with the one and disable system restore. Then run yur scans and allow the pc to reboot inbetween scans

  richierich 12:29 17 Jul 2005

thanks all,
I have to go out now but i will try all sugestions tomorow and report back,
enjoy the sunshine until then :)

  spuds 13:01 17 Jul 2005
  richierich 13:19 18 Jul 2005

So far have used adawar, spybot, A2, microsoft spyware and trend online scanner but to no avail.
adaware and A2 find the malware and delete it but when i launch internet explorer its back again, any ideas please

  Completealias 17:30 18 Jul 2005

Try turning off system restore this will delete all restore points but naties can hide in there. Right click my computer /properties/system restore tab/ turn off system restore (its a tick box)

Did you run ccleaner before running thoses scans? Do that stick to windows tab as I said and clear all that it finds. Ok now reboot the pc and then start in safe mode press f8 as the pc boots up and you will be presented with a list of options now rerun your scans make sure all the apps are upto date, again allow the pc to reboot in between scans but restart into sfae mode and run your scans with your other apps.

You may want to download spywareblaster click here install and update this before you come offline this time then enable all protection. This program will help stop malware getting in in the first place.

Now run all your scans and then go back on line and see if that has cleaned it up if not you will probably have to run a hijack this log and get someone to take a look for you at click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:34 18 Jul 2005

As Completealias wrote, you must turn off system restore, clean the computer and then turn it back on. This is the primary reason that infections keep returning. You should also delete all the files in C/Windows/Prefetch as well. I usually find that this and MS Antispy works nearly 100% of the time.

G

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