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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    How Do I Get Rid of This Stuff? Hacktool:Exploit/iFrames & Spyware:Cookies etc...
    According to Panda this is what I have.
    I am a Zone Alarm subscriber so I don't know why I get this junk on my computer??
    • Spyware:Cookie/Bluestreak
    • Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT
    • Spyware:Cookie/Bfast
    • Spyware:Cookie/Mediaplex
    • Hacktool:Exploit/iFrame (there are a bunch of these but they repeat the same info--so I listed just one)
    • The Hacktools seem to cluster around \Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\default.dvu\Mail


    Panda seemed to kill some of these viruses:
    Virus:Trj/Downloader.CZR was Disinfected
    Virus:Trj/Goldun.AS was Disinfected
    Virus:Trj/Mitglieder.EV was Disinfected
    Virus:W32/Nurech.A.worm was Disinfected

    I usually use Zone Alarm & Spybot Search & Destroy.

    Any other advice besides the suggestion that I should ignore cool teen-age sites that make 70K a week?
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    That so sucks. Can't believe this girl got all the press she did while sporting a nasty. I want to believe she didn't actually plant that bugger on her site.

    Sorry you have to be the horrible example, Rhia. Stopped me from checking out her nifty site so for what it's worth ...thanks. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Sorry you have to be the horrible example, Rhia. Stopped me from checking out her nifty site so for what it's worth ...thanks. :-)
    At least I was able to save someone else.

    I am usually a highly skeptical person but I let my guard down when an AM from SAS & established figure on ABW started a thread that said, "Wow! Look at the teen-ager who is raking in the money with whateverlife.com..."

    I thought maybe there was something to learn from that -- I learned I should be more skeptical & not let my guard down.

    Now I still have a bunch of Hacktool:Exploit/iFrames and Spyware:Cookies to deal with.
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    Decided not to use Spyware Doctor
    I read some reviews about Spyware Doctor on CNET and decided to uninstall it.
    http://tinyurl.com/2hlrjc
    CNET's review said:
    Although we consider the full Spyware Doctor one of the most effective anti-malware available, the anemic trialware makes it hard for users to fully realize its potential.
    and I agreed. In fact when I read these user reviews:
    still slows down your pc does not work on vista or xp and second it installs spyware on your computer.. get spy sweeper its better...
    [and]
    Like having a key logger on your credit card
    I couldn't wait to uninstall the program.

    Now I'm trying out Spyware Terminator -- readers of ABW are so lucky: I'm trying out programs that root out malware so that I may enlighten the readers of ABW

    Where are all the IT and computer pros when I could use a little advice?
    Where are the cool guy hot shots when I could use their advice? hmmm.

    Spyware Terminator moves pretty quickly -- I want to see if it actually *does* anything.
    So far Spyware Terminator is scanning at a rapid pace -- but I don't want a program that tells me I have malware/adware/spyware/crapware -- I want a program that will actually get rid of that junk.
    Hey, Zone Alarm was supposed to be good *cough*
    Btw, as I was attempting to uninstall Spyware Doctor, a pop-up stopped me and asked if I really wanted to go ahead with the uninstall and offered some confusing deal

    How can that teen-ager disseminate malware crapware on other people's computers while leaving her own unscathed? Amazing!
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    How can that teen-ager disseminate malware crapware on other people's computers
    Be assured that she has no clue about any of this stuff. Blame the ad network (I *think* it begins with a "V").
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    I'm willing to blame the ad network.

    Once upon a time people bought a home computer and had no fears of Trojans or computer viruses -- computers are expensive enough; people shouldn't have to worry about worms and viruses and Trojans and what not

    The thing I've discovered by trying various programs to rid my machine of adware/malware/crapware/Trojanware is that many of the free programs offered won't always delete the viruses but they will delete affiliate cookies.
    Someone who is so exasperated by the malware will say "delete" to anything.
    In the final analysis it will hurt affiliate marketers because the programs delete cookies.

    Affiliate cookies are not the source of people's vexation but when people see cookies listed as something that can potentially be deleted (by whatever anti-spyware program they are using) they start to have negative associations with affiliate cookies when it's *really* the other stuff that is hurting the individual computer user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    I read some reviews about Spyware Doctor on CNET and decided to uninstall it.
    http://tinyurl.com/2hlrjc
    CNET's review said: Although we consider the full Spyware Doctor one of the most effective anti-malware available, the anemic trialware makes it hard for users to fully realize its potential.
    I took this to mean that they think Spyware Doctor is great, but that the trial version doesn't do enough stuff for free, so people aren't able to realize it's full potential until they purchase a licensed version.

    That makes sense to me - if they made the trial version do everything that the licensed version did, then what would be the motivation to buy it?

    I did a review on both Spyware Doctor (with screenshots of MalwareAlarm taking over my system and Spyware Doctor coming to the rescue), and I also did a review of Panda Internet Security where it beat Spyware Doctor, Norton, and McAfee.

    In the end, it was Panda that had the most comprehensive coverage, but not their low or middle end products. I'm talking the more expensive one that has the Internet Content Filtering. That was the only one that was able to catch everything that Spyware Doctor didn't catch, and it's the one I continue to use above even Norton and McAfee.

    The pages have affiliate links on them, so I'll PM them to you separately.

    Sorry to hear your system has been taken over by malware though! Man that sucks, and it's admirable that you posted so many warnings here on ABW so that others don't fall into the same trap
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickPlmr
    I took this to mean that they think Spyware Doctor is great, but that the trial version doesn't do enough stuff for free, so people aren't able to realize it's full potential until they purchase a licensed version.

    That makes sense to me - if they made the trial version do everything that the licensed version did, then what would be the motivation to buy it?
    True and I was about to whip out my credit card until I read the user reviews referenced above.
    You can read a comparison of Spyware Terminator and some of the others here:
    http://www.spywareterminator.com/app/features.aspx

    Right now I've got everything scanning

    Thanks for your help, Rick.
    Thanks to WebWorker who tried to help too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    I usually use Zone Alarm & Spybot Search & Destroy.


    Isn't zone alarm a firewall? What are you using for virus/trojan protection? I'm not familiar with ZA, so I'm not sure.



    I've had good like with these. worth a look:

    http://free.grisoft.com/ for the free version. I had good luck with them, so much so I bought the suite. It works well, for me anyway.

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    I use Enigma's Software called Spy Hunter. It will clean your registry, cookies, memory, and files. It works pretty fast too.

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    You can avoid all these problems with a Mac

    Sorry I just couldn't resist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    You can avoid all these problems with a Mac

    Sorry I just couldn't resist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
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    AVG from Grisoft is a great suggestion. Kept me squeaky clean the last 3 years or so....
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    >How Do I Get Rid of This Stuff?

    BUY

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    But It's hard to find software in the stores for apple. I use to own one

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwillis19
    But It's hard to find software in the stores for apple. I use to own one
    It really depends on the type of software you're looking for. You won't find many new games, but it's great for productivity. And for anything obscure that you can't run on OS X you can install Windows, but I haven't needed to do that for 3 years now.

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    I,m not saying that Apple is a bad computer. Because it's great but in terms of software in stores everywhere it is not user friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    AVG from Grisoft is a great suggestion. Kept me squeaky clean the last 3 years or so....
    I hope so ... I put that into my parents' computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    You can avoid all these problems with a Mac
    Scott, next time I'm in the market for a computer (who knows, may be soon)
    I want to go computer shopping with you


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    but I let my guard down when an AM from SAS & established figure on ABW
    Rhia, hope you see the other thread too. Again I am sorry that site caused your computer trouble. Just as she probably has no idea that she perhaps is giving others a trojan by wokring with such companies that install them on others, I did not get any notices, warnings etc, otherwise would have never mentioned her site at all.

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    Thanks, Jorge, for your offer.

    While my ZA might not have removed the Trojan, it did quarantine it right away and then I've downloaded a bunch of anti-spywares from CNET.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    You won't find many new games,
    actually, a lot of the big games houses are now developing for OSX.


    but it's great for productivity.
    - Scott
    Hell yes. Add up all the time you've spent removing viruses and parasites from your PC. I spent that time working on websites

    Not you Snib, the PC owners

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwillis19
    I,m not saying that Apple is a bad computer. Because it's great but in terms of software in stores everywhere it is not user friendly
    Take a browse around http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/

    No need to burn up all that gas to visit a store when you have the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Scott, next time I'm in the market for a computer (who knows, may be soon)
    I want to go computer shopping with you
    Sounds good, I've got a computer price comparison site

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