spyware (actual names)

  castiel333 23:41 22 Feb 2005

An online scan at click here and a scan with spy audit says that I have two adaware items called actual names located in downloaded programme files.I have ran adaware,spybot.a+,microsoft antispyware and spysubtract(spysubtract not updated though because for some reason its refusing to)and I have checked a hijack this log at click here but nothing has been found.Could someone please tell me how I can get rid of them.

  hugh-265156 00:10 23 Feb 2005

google is your friend :-)

click here

  hugh-265156 00:15 23 Feb 2005

ps. open internet explorer and click 'tools/internet options/general' the click 'delete files' and tick the offline content box too. i would do the cookies too while here. i think thats where its hiding i may be wrong.

  castiel333 12:17 23 Feb 2005

Thanks huggyg71 your link was very informative and I will try your suggestion.

  castiel333 15:06 24 Feb 2005

I still cant get rid of it and now spysubtract,microsoft anti spyware and spy audit are refusing to update.It seems like they cant connect to the internet.It said on that link that actual names is scumware which can overide other plugins and im wondering if that is why they wont update.I have tried uninstall,reinstall and doing a system restore but nothings working and my computer seems to be running slower.Please does anyone have any ideas how Ican get rid of it?

  castiel333 21:53 01 Mar 2005

Now microsoft antispyware wont even open at all could anyone please advise me thank you.

  tasslehoff burrfoot 22:04 01 Mar 2005
  VoG II 22:06 01 Mar 2005

click here

To open a "Dos Window" in Windows XP, Start, Run, type in


and click OK.

  dogbreath1 22:14 01 Mar 2005

kayleigh. The automated HJT site is useful in some respects. I've recommended it myself as a general guide so that a person can form a judgement as to whether he/she has a clean or 'contaminated' log. But don't take the result for granted. I checked Miss Dogbreath's log on that site only a couple of days ago and it came up with two glaring false positives. Post your log on a tech. forum such as this and if you don't get a timely response, re-post to specialist sites such as click here
or click here
Bear in mind that some participants in the above sites may also frequent this and other similar forums. But the above forums do tend to concentrate people who are willing and able to interpret your HJT log.

  castiel333 23:40 08 Mar 2005

Thanks everyone for your help Ive only just seen your postings so Im sorry for the late response.The links look really usefull im going to try following their insructions tommorrow I must admit Im a bit nervous about messing with the registry because Ive never done anything to it before but im getting desperate now so I will try it.Thanks once again.Kayleigh

  castiel333 13:26 14 Mar 2005

The only sign I can find of it in the registry is wuinst but the option to delete it is ghosted please can someone tell me how to stop it being ghosted so that i can delete it.Thank you.

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