[SpamCop-Geeks] Re: Spyware that won't go away!
mrmaxx at spamcop.net
Wed Jun 18 17:17:18 EDT 2003
On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 10:59:51 -0500, WazoO wrote:
> That implies that my last set of items to look at are a probable cause
> Possibility that some system files have been hijacked, and the one of data
> in the "Run" section of the Registry is all that's needed to fire it all
> up again
> at the next (re)Boot.
>> And her IE keeps getting redirected to some porn site almost no matter
>> what she types in there...
> If it's that pervasive, and going back to you giving her credit for her
> tech, let's jump to the conclusion that she's reasonably current as to the
> version of IE .... have her go to the Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs,
> and Remove Microsoft Internet Explorer xxxx (some more text I'm sure)
> ..... If she's running IE5 or better, there will be a pop-up offering
> options ... choose the "Repair" button ... give it a shot (though noting
> that if the scum code hasn't been removed from the Registry yet, it'll
> reinvoke at the next required Boot) ...
Well, this morning she reminded me that the site that keeps popping up is
"spidersearch.com" and a quick Google Groups search pointed me to a
Registry key I can remove... :-) That oughta fix that bugger's little red
wagon. I hope.
In any event, she's bringing it in to me tomorrow to take a look at...
I'll make sure to run SpyBot and Ad-Aware (just refamiliarized myself with
SpyBot this morning...) and I'll nuke the offending Registry key... :-)
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