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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin Potts

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Posted November 30 2003 - 01:07 PM

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
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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Diallo B

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Posted November 30 2003 - 01:16 PM

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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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   JohnPop

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Posted November 30 2003 - 01:24 PM

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin Potts

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Posted November 30 2003 - 01:33 PM

[quote] did you check in your programs folder on your c: drive to attempt to delete the offending file? [quote]
Yep, I've already tried that to no avail.
Thanks for the links. I'll check them out.

Another question. How do I open up the "registry" so I can look for anything that shouldn't be there?
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin Potts

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Posted November 30 2003 - 02:22 PM

Thanks everyone. Y'all saved my computer from being thrown out the window. Posted Image
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Rodon

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Posted November 30 2003 - 04:50 PM

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".
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Wayne Bundrick

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Posted December 01 2003 - 02:22 AM

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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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Joseph Hoetzl

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Posted December 01 2003 - 02:41 AM

You may also want to download this:

http://spybot.safer-networking.de/

Spybot Search and Destroy.

Chances are, if you had one, you might have others.


#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Rodon

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Posted December 01 2003 - 10:01 AM

Posted Image Makes sense.
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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   harold t

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Posted December 01 2003 - 01:59 PM

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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