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Old 26-08-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
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Well dis piece of spyware just disabled control panel and I don't know if I should fiddle with SpyBot...
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Old 26-08-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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"Fiddle with Spybot"? Like, installing and running? I really recommend Spybot Search & Destroy, it really is a neat piece of software. Problem is, your machine should be clean of any dirt before installing SBS&D. There are on-line scans, but I'm not that familiar with them. Perhaps someone else here know more about them.
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Old 26-08-2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mighty Midget @ Aug 26 2007, 08:27 AM) [snapback]306736[/snapback]</div>
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Problem is, your machine should be clean of any dirt before installing SBS&D.[/b]
i think this holds when you have a virus on your computer, in case of spyware i think it would be ok to install at any time
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Old 26-08-2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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Thing is, SBS&D can also keep a back-up of your registry, and if that registry is already dirty, then a back-up is no good.
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Old 26-08-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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what about clean first, then make a registry backup?
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I'd also use ad aware in combination with spybot s&d, because what the first won't find the second one will and vice versa.
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Old 26-08-2007, 11:50 AM   #7
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Spybot deleted all (almost) entries. MyWebSearch toolbar was gone and that was enough to get me free 1 and a half hour on the PC rental.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ianfreddie07 @ Aug 26 2007, 10:50 AM) [snapback]306780[/snapback]</div>
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Spybot deleted all (almost) entries. MyWebSearch toolbar was gone and that was enough to get me free 1 and a half hour on the PC rental.
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:blink: dont' use any searchbar tools man!!! you don't need that crap. they often carry some adware or malware with them. sometimes they are hard to remove.
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i believe the mywebsearch thing is a smitfraud adware. Google smitfraud
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