Spyware/Trojan is getting on my last nerve I need help!

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Hi, I have recently had a desktop background explaining to me that I had spyware on my computer plus a lot of pop ups which I think I caught from lime wire. So I looked up how to remove it on yahoo.answers and I got rid of the desktop background also the pop ups slowed down I thought I got rid of the harmful problem. I'm not sure still but now the new problem is I can not go to certain sites on my computer. Can someone please explain what I should do? Seriously if you don't know what you are talking about please don't try and help me. I appreciate it though and I'm pretty sure I still have spy ware on my computer. I just want to know what I can do so that I can browse again.

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A pretty good spyware/malware/virus remover is Spybot Search and Destroy. It’s free. Unfortunately, I would stress this: stay off the internet, don’t even have your wireless card or ethernet cable in your computer until the viruses are gone. They can do silent downloads and installs of other malware. Google Spybot Search and Destroy, download it, turn off your wireless card/unplug your ethernet cable, run the scan. You will need to restart your computer and scan at least another 2 times. Good luck on your system.

Spybot is one of the best but there are a few that I does not handle.

It might help to run the program in “safe mode” (press “F8” as the systemk is starting and select “safe mode” from the menu when it appears – more info here).

As stated in the previous answer, disconnect the infected system from the internet. download the installer on another machine, as well as any signature files, then burn these to a CD and install on the infected machine from that. If you use a USB drive instead of a CD you risk infecting the USB drive.
Do an online anti-virus scan from a reputable source like Sophos. You need to purchase a good antivirus program and use it and keep it updated! Be sure to keep your Windows updates up to date also. It is possible/likely that your system is so infected that you will not recover it. Many of the compromised files get put into system restore points and it is very difficult to clean these out. If you are spending more than 4-8 hours on trying to clean the computer, it is in your best interest to save off the data files that you can (Word, Excel, photos etc.) and reformat the system.
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I use Yahoo tools for the purpose and find it quite effective. only thing is you have to run it frequently.

I have recently had a similar issue with my mobile workstation. Spybot Search and Destroy DID NOT eliminate all threats, and I am still working on fixing my registry. Kaspersky AntiVirus has been the best so far almost immediately identifying and eliminating the majority of the threats prior to running a scan. I do suggest Kaspersky, however it does cost money. I would also suggest running a tool like CCleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner. CCleaner will get rid of a bunch of junk and permanently delete infected files removed to the recycle bin (up to 35 passes). Wise Registry Cleaner will (as the name implies) scan your registry for faulty keys and fix them.


Spybot is not always the best answer; be sure to always get the latest updates.


There is only one solution for any virus related problems of the computer system. This is to install a full licensed antivirus software in your computer and perform a full system scan to scan every area in your computer system. I am pretty much sure that it would work as long as you will do this remedy.

When a certain spyware program has successfully entered your computer system. It is realy hard to remove it without using an antivirus or an antispyware software. In your case, you can recover your system by using an effective antispyware software and perform a full system scan.

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  • Spywarebiz
    Just out of curiosity, What AntiVirus were you using when you were infected? Also, what did the popups say? Do you know what product they were trying to sell you?
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  • Robert Stewart
    Run antivirus, and spyware removal tools in safe mode with no networking first. If you have a virus and your antivirus cannot remove or remedy the problem you will have to reformatt the machine. If we find a virus on one of our machines, it is completely reformatted before it reconnects to the network.
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  • Dwiebesick
    Here is a list of sites that you can use to help you clean your computer. Anti-Virus/Spy/Scumware Programs a-Squared http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/ax/ Avira AntiVir Rescue System - Burn CD and boot to scan http://www.free-av.de/en/tools/12/avira_an...cue_system.html Bitdefender http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html Computer Associates http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx Eset Nod32 http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/ Ewido http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/ F-Protect http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml Kaspersky http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Malwarebytes - download, run in safe mode, quick scan, then full scan http://www.malwarebytes.org/ McAfee http://home.mcafee.com/Downloads/FreeScan.aspx Microsoft OneCare http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm Microsoft http://safety.live.com Sunbelt Software ViPre http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/ Trend Micro http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/ Unless you know what you are doing, this still may not fix your system. There are scumware programs that will require you to boot from CD so nothing on your hard disk is active. You can check www.ubcd4win.com Once you boot of the CD, you can do additional scans. You may also find that you will have to check (sorted by date) the windowssystem32 folder and google many files. IF you have the experience, then some of the files will be know to you, when in doubt, google and if goolge does not find a match, DOUBLE check that you typed the file name correctly. IF you did not make a mistake on typing, then DELETE the file and go on to the next. Good luck,
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