more help with porn removal pls!!

  julie-ann 08:53 19 Oct 2004
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HI everyone,
I recently posted a message last week about how to remove porn on me and my flatmates computer. We live in a shared student house and have use to a shared pc. However, when we scanned the pc using a free internet site, some 500 porn materials were found. I have downloaded Ad-ware which detected and removed 64 types. However, when i used the internet site to scan after, the files were still detected! Does anyone know how this can be trashed?

Many thanks,

  Sethhaniel 08:58 19 Oct 2004

hidding in your 'Favourites' on internet explorer - the 'Start Menu' and depending on system - they will still be shown in restore points

  woodt 09:28 19 Oct 2004

First of all disable system restore (right click My Computer,select properties ad then system restore tab) reboot then download, install, update, and run Spybot S&D from click here

rerun Ad-Aware. Enable System Restore and reboot.

  Jackcoms 09:34 19 Oct 2004

Also download, install and update SpywareBlaster click here

It runs permanently and sets 'kill bits' to prevent (currently 3,199) malware files from finding their way on to your PC being installed.

Remember to regularly update it as more kill bits are regularly added.

  Jackcoms 09:38 19 Oct 2004

Try also another free malware scanner a2 click here

It's worth having several scanners as one scanner will probably find some malware that another scanner doesn't.

With AdAware, Spybot, a2 and SpywareBlaster you'll have the full complement of those which are regularly recommended in this Forum.

  JIM 09:42 19 Oct 2004

May be worth running SpywareBlaster alongside. Prevents spyware installs before they get on to your system.Prevention techniques to reduce or greatly eliminate spyware-related problems, as well as problems related to other unwanted software such as dialers, browser hijackers, and adware. Ignore the opion to buy tab during installation.

Spybot S&D recommend running this along side with there program.

click here

  Jackcoms 09:44 19 Oct 2004

Me again!!

Having downloaded, installed and updated all of them, follow woodt's advice about disabling System Restore and run all of them.

Don't forget to re-enable Sys Restore.

  Graham ® 10:11 19 Oct 2004

I wonder if the 'internet site' may be detecting the database items in Adaware, etc., which are to be found in the Registry?

  rawprawn 10:23 19 Oct 2004

click here Download this free program, turn system restore off,reboot your computer in safe mode and run the program. (Tap F8 for safe mode on reboot, don't worry if it looks strange)The program is slow but thorough. If that doesn't work the only other thing I can suggest is to download a free 30 day trial of Spy Sweeper from click here and run it in the same way. I feel sure one of these will solve your problem.

  Hetti 10:34 19 Oct 2004

After reading these posts I downloaded Spyware doctor from a link above, after it was downloaded I did a scan and it found 13 infections but when i clicked to remove them it would not let me, it was asking me to purchase the software i thought it was a free download am i doing something wrong? or have I misread the "Jim" post.

  rawprawn 10:41 19 Oct 2004

Where did you get the link for Spyware Doctor ?. There are a number of programs that will scan your computer, find problems and then ask you to pay. You want one that clears it for free.

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