spyware-adware trojan problems

  Dasmad 19:34 13 Jun 2005

I have been cleaning up my pc after a dose of "smitfraud", and seem to be in reasonable shape now, except that there remains some hangup with my taskbar/quicklaunch bar, which freezes up when I try to start "Explorer" or indeed anything in that area. In the course of cleanup I found a program called "search assistant uninstall" in the list of programs which can be added or removed, but attempting to remove it provoked a dialup which started a lot of worrying activity before I terminated it. this happens even in safe mode, so how on earth can I get rid of it.?

  stalion 19:38 13 Jun 2005

post a hijack this log on the malaware removal forum
click here
click here

  961 19:39 13 Jun 2005

If you type "search assistant uninstall" into google you'll find a link to Castle Cops that will tell you how to sort this

  VoG II 19:41 13 Jun 2005

This may be nCase which dials out to load an uninstaller click here

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