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  1. #1
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    January 17th, 2005
    How in the world do I remove this monster from my computer? Adaware or spybot doesn't do it. I searched on google for removal methods, but all I found was long and confusing step by step manual procedures. I'm afraid I would do more harm to my computer than good if I tried those methods. I even did a system restore, but the ads kept popping up. Anybody have any experience with this problem? Thanks for any info/advice anybody can lend.

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    January 18th, 2005
    MzAffiliate -

    I'm not 100% sure,but I think this is the wrong place to post this.

    See the Parasiteware forum below in the forum lists.

    Now, You're going to have to follow step-by-step instructions to kill ads234. It's not that complicated, although it's intimidating at first.

    Go to Gladiator Security Forums, this thread:

    Get some software. SpyWareBlaster SpywareGuard IESPY AD

    If you don't have a Firewall and Anti-virus installed, get:

    Firewall - ZoneAlarm

    Anti-Virus - AVG Anti-Virus -

    Another resource for problems -

    Finally, it's going to take time and effort. When you get tired of IE's holes, consider firing IE, and getting an alternative browser like Opera, Netscape, or my favorite, Avant.
    IE is the target of every hijacker, hacker, and malcious crap on the 'net.

    Good Luck
    Rick K.

    P.S., I also use a active X registry blocking method. Go to and get the minimal download.
    "Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't...You're right!" -Henry Ford-

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    Full Member webpartner's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    MzAffiliate - I agree with everything Rick just said...

    And the resources that he listed for you are great...
    Bookmark and use them...

    I would add one caveat however... if you don’t want to reformat
    and start from scratch... be very careful how you apply the cures...

    I got a drive by download of Lycos Side Search a while back
    and it was the program from hell... or I should say...
    “programs” from hell... there was a lot more than one...

    After faithfully following every prescribed remedy I was
    finally rid of the lousy bastards... BUT... I soon found that
    the remedies had removed several critical files while cleaning
    out the parasites... and a lot of programs no longer worked properly

    I ended up spending 3 days backing up all critical files and
    reformatting my hard drive... that was the only way to restore
    my system to the pre-parasite state...

    I now have one of the most secure systems in the known universe...
    The only drawback is... my computer now nags the hell out of me about
    active x and several other things... but I guess that’s the price we
    have to pay these days to protect our selves from those sweet, would
    be preacher folks, like the ones at 180solutions... etc... etc... etc...
    <Font size="1" color="99000">Never doubt anybody's word for anything... but... Always double check everything... - Grandpa</font>

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    ABW Ambassador Jane's Avatar
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    January 17th, 2005
    Well it's not easy, I had it before. There is an uninstall program but after you run that there are hidden files that reinstall it. I followed some instruction I found on the net and it still came back. How I finally got rid of it was by running adaware in safe mode. Not sure if that would have worked if I hadn't done all the other things first, but give it a try.

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    January 17th, 2005
    Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try today.

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