Any alternatives to Spybot S&D?

Discussion in 'Windows' started by johnjohn320, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. johnjohn320

    johnjohn320 Diamond Member

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    EDIT: Let me change the direction of this thread: Are there any FREE alternatives to Spybot S&D? I know there's more spyware on my computer than it's finding, but I don't have money for another program.

    Hey all,

    I know I have some sort of spyware or virus or something because my homepage has changed and I constantly get grotesque pop-up ads, no matter what site i'm on. I change my homepage back to the default, but next time I start IE it has changed back to the new site. I had Norton run a full scan, it found nothing. I ran Spybot S&D, and it found a bunch of stuff, which I got rid of it all. However, one of them, even after being fixed, keeps coming back, which makes no sense.

    Any help? Thanks guys.
     
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  3. BlueWeasel

    BlueWeasel Lifer

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    Are you running the latest version of Ad-aware and SpywareBlaster?
     
  4. EagleKeeper

    EagleKeeper Discussion Club Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    Did you follow all the advice in the stickies thread uptop?
     
  5. jonmullen

    jonmullen Platinum Member

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    DaveSimmons Elite Member

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    Did you read / follow the sticky thread at the top of this forum?

    (edit) great minds type alike, but some type faster :)
     
  7. Sundog

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    There is a new IE Hijack that none of the programs in the thread above will fix (have run hijack this, cws shredder, spybot, adware, etc.). Hijack-this is the only one that even picked it up.

    HiJack-This can see it and fix it only to have everything reappear the next time you open up explorer.

    Here is a log:
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:18:35 PM, on 6/16/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\tjhmp.dll/sp.html#96676
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://tjhmp.dll/index.html#96676
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://tjhmp.dll/index.html#96676
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\tjhmp.dll/sp.html#96676
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://tjhmp.dll/index.html#96676
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\tjhmp.dll/sp.html#96676



    johnjohn320: Does your start page then look like this--->Scroll down for screen shot.

    Mine looks very similar but not exact. I have been looking through some of the spyware sites and the variant out now looks to be new without a plausible cure yet.:(
     
  8. Looney

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    A member since '01, over 5000 posts, and you still don't know how to use the stickies or search function.
     
  9. EagleKeeper

    EagleKeeper Discussion Club Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    Some of us are just on a fatter pipe :D
     
  10. JediJorgie

    JediJorgie Senior member

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    Does it look anything like this?

    If so, you have the same problem I do, which we are discussing here. Looks like there is no fix for it yet.