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Old 01-03-2009, 07:55 PM
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Default TIP: Do not install adware on a computer you use daily

I know this is going to sound really stupid, but I installed vombasavers from I think Mediatraffic? (Have to look it up) Anyhow, I simply cannot get rid of the thing!

They say just use the control panel then add remove but it doesn't show in there. I've tried every anti virus program I have and ad aware is a joke in even seeing that you're infected.

Now I know how the people we're making off feel. LOL

Just a heads up, install this crap on an old machine if you're spying at all.

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Old 01-04-2009, 03:30 AM
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Hey Coach,

I'm not a windows user but is there like a rollback feature? Like system restore for the day before you installed the adware?
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:55 PM
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Probably, but I'm not sure how to do that...I STILL have this damn adware!

(I know it's very ironic)

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Old 01-05-2009, 12:13 PM
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If XP you can find 'System Restore' by going to:

Start > Help and Support > Pick a Task

this has worked in the past for me
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I've heard good things about http://www.malwarebytes.org/ but I haven't had to try it out myself yet.
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Instead of another computer use virtual image.

http://vmware.com/download/server/
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:13 AM
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Instead of another computer use virtual image.

http://vmware.com/download/server/
That looks interesting but how does it work?

- Jill
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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Cool, i got it completely removed. It took Spybot Search and Destroy, then that malware.org program, then "Hijack This", then some research on some anti spyware forums and voila computer is good as new. (In fact I can't remember it running this fast in years!)



The problem was I had some trojans on it that were like little morphing parasites, everytime you went to get rid of them, they'd change their name somehow. SO I had finally gotten rid of all of them, but then I was getting these annoying warning messages that said my system32 folder had some bad images of .dll files that were actually the old viruses that were since removed. Hijack This took care of those entries and no more pop ups and no more funky warnings...mwahahaha
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:27 PM
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It create a virtual computer. You run it like any app. And it create an independent computer in memory. You can install different versions of Windows (you need the install cd) or say even linux. In my software company for testing we have multiple "computers" with different versions of Windows/IE/Office etc. Great for testing. The version I point to is the free version the paid Workstation version allows better controls. There are others such as Xen. It's one of these things that you really have to try it to really get it.

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That looks interesting but how does it work?

- Jill
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:39 AM
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It create a virtual computer. You run it like any app. And it create an independent computer in memory. You can install different versions of Windows (you need the install cd) or say even linux. In my software company for testing we have multiple "computers" with different versions of Windows/IE/Office etc. Great for testing. The version I point to is the free version the paid Workstation version allows better controls. There are others such as Xen. It's one of these things that you really have to try it to really get it.
Thanks for the explanation. I think I get it. So you have to install whatever you want to run on it? Or is that only if you want a different version to what you already have? Is it like different users having access to the one PC?

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