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firereeper

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#19781 1-Mar-2008 12:33
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ok so here is the jist my kids were on the computer and downloaded somthing now every time im on my computer, my other browser will pop up out of no ware (i have pop up blocker) and say my computer has a virus and it shows graphs of how my computer speed is declineing and is trying to get me to download new anti virus software wont stop
 
realy anoying cant get it to go away tryed windows defender and avast and CCleaner and norton plz help keep saying security alert bla bla bla....

and this thing is trying to mimick windows by having same backround text ect but i know it is not windows because it says internet explorer but the website that keeps poping up is http://www.secureinformway.com/pp/08-z14ykr/ if u had incountered this before plz help realy anoying and slow down my computer

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  #113928 1-Mar-2008 12:37
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You've got adware alright.

Try using Spybot Search & Destroy.




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  #113929 1-Mar-2008 12:37
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Spy bot search and destroy may help

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  #113936 1-Mar-2008 12:54
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For starters go here and download HijackThis.
Run it and do a scan and save the log file then post it here so we can have a look.



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#113938 1-Mar-2008 12:58
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CYaBro: For starters go here and download HijackThis.
Run it and do a scan and save the log file then post it here so we can have a look.


Good idea!

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  #113939 1-Mar-2008 13:09
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Yeah both of those are a good start to a solution.  I read an artical from TorrentFreak about people Cashing In on Naive BitTorrent Users

Just another thing to watchout for.

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  #113951 1-Mar-2008 15:01
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if spyboy s&d doesn't work try out spyware doctor. i got a few trojans a while back and only spyware doctor could find them, i'm still using it today along with AVG anti-virus. as for those torrent clients catching out naive n00bies listen up. all you need is utorrent. it uses very little resources so its great for vista users. it has a sidebar gadget for monitoring your dloads and speeds. it even has a webUI so you can check on your torrents from any computer. their website also has all the info you need for setting up your firewall and troubleshooting. offers of faster downlloads are all myths so don't believe them.

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  #113967 1-Mar-2008 16:43
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Is Adaware any good for this type of thing? Have used Search & Destroy before though



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  #113973 1-Mar-2008 17:08
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There is also SuperAntiSpyware which is free as well and has helped me clean out a lot of computers.

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#113998 1-Mar-2008 19:38
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ok thx the spybot search and destroy worked thxs

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#114269 3-Mar-2008 06:00
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I can't remember what search engine I used to find you guys yesterday, but I'm glad I did. I'd typed in a search for "secureinformway.com" after it showed up on another computer in our home. I knew what it was, and also knew that I being a new Vista user had better find help somewhere quick. I'm the one in the house everyone runs to for help with pc trouble... but I'm only a Wannabe Tongue out.

Anyway, immediately found, read the thread (was top result on the search page btw)..... and used the Spybot Search& Destroy. Took two reboots to do the job but wow!.

Just had to register so I could stop in and say Thanks! And I hope no one minds if I stick around to learn a little..

Ah.. thanks again!

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  #115594 9-Mar-2008 19:15
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Not a problem. I'd love to take credit for it but ...actually I'll just take credit for it.

Yeah this is a great place to get help on nerd things. Web forums I think are definately the best way to go as far as getting support.



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  #115599 9-Mar-2008 19:33
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weblordpepe: Yeah this is a great place to get help on nerd things. Web forums I think are definately the best way to go as far as getting support.


geekzone is the best forum i've been to in terms of information and support. no other site comes close. i love it how usually within an hour you'll have atleast 2 or 3 answers to the question you asked. Bravo Mauricio Wink

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#115608 9-Mar-2008 20:07
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dnb4life: I love it how usually within an hour you'll have atleast 2 or 3 answers to the question you asked. Bravo Mauricio


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  #115638 10-Mar-2008 02:25
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I'm seeing that this is the best place for help.  After browsing and posting on other boards I belong to, yall were the first to provide an answer for our problem.  I'll definitely be back (to the Intro thread) and post a little intro about me.  

Basically just new to Vista and well with all the "little problems" new Vista users may have I'm hoping yall will be able to help me keep my own machine, as well as the two other pc's we have in our home, running good.

Thanks again.

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#115648 10-Mar-2008 07:44
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all new OS have their problems, especially with unfamiliar users. vista is no different, however once you've worked out the kinks and tweaked it to perform to your needs you'll learn to love it. vista sp1 is superb too! so much smoother!


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