Community Newsletter: Q&A forum: 4/1/05 Removing malware that just won't die!

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) March 31, 2005 10:01 AM PST

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4/1/05 Removing malware that just won't die!

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 3/31/05 10:01 AM


A big thank you to everyone who participated in this past week's Q&A! Tom, I hope this week's members' advice and software recommendations give you some direction to your issue. And I hope you return to let us know if these solutions provided helped out.

Members, if you have more questions, or additional advice on this topic, by all means feel free to post them in this thread below. The more we discuss about spyware/malware the more we gain knowledge of how we can ultimately avoid spyware without heavily relying on spyware utilities. Its all up to you as a community to contribute and learn from one another. So keep on posting.

Take care and thanks again everyone!
-Lee Koo
CNET Community

Question:


My daughter's Windows XP SP2 computer is full of spyware.
I've used Spybot, Spy Doctor, and Ad-aware, and they've
recognized some spyware and removed it, but some just won't
go away. What's driving me crazy is her computer starts
spitting out pop-ups (30 to 40 in 10 minutes) without me
opening a single program while the computer is still booting
up! Whatever this is, it's active as soon as the computer is
on. Disconnecting my cable modem so far is the only way to
stop all the pop-ups. Please help!! What's a dad to do?

Submitted by: Tom

(Answers by members are found in the thread below.)

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