Getting rid of Spyware

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  1. Kevin Potts

    Kevin Potts Second Unit

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    I have spyware on my system from a company called "i-lookup" that I can't get rid of. I've tried different spyware removal programs and haven't had any success removing it. Although the software detects it and supposedly removes it, it still seems to be there. It changes my homepage to their site every time I close IE and it opens up browser windows to all of their BS sites when I'm not even using the computer. I also have their IE toolbar that I can't get rid of.

    So I guess my question to all you computer gurus out there is, how do I get it off my system? It's driving me up the friggin' wall.

    Thanks
     
  2. Diallo B

    Diallo B Screenwriter

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    did you check in your programs folder on your c: drive to attempt to delete the offending file?

    also go to www.cybertechhelp.com to look for help in removing this problem.
     
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    JohnPop Stunt Coordinator

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  4. Kevin Potts

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  5. Kevin Potts

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    Thanks everyone. Y'all saved my computer from being thrown out the window. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rodon

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    Regedit will let you look at and modify your registry.

    start, run, type "cmd", at the dos prompt type "regedit" and press enter. After you close or exit regedit type "exit" to close the dow window.

    Instructions assume you have XP. Should be the same on 98SE except you may have to type "command" instead of "cmd".
     
  7. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Too many steps, Rodon. Regedit is a Windows program, and you don't need to launch a command prompt to start a Windows program.

    Start, Run, type "regedit" and press Enter.

    But please be careful in Regedit. You can break things there.
     
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    [​IMG] Makes sense.
     
  10. harold t

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    download and run ad-ware by lavasoft make sure you update it after you install it.just do a search on google to download it.also make sure you clear out your history
    and internet temp files in internet optains.

    haroldt
     

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