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    Spyware has totaly taken over

    can anyone give me some advice on what to do

    ive used ad aware spybot and all sorts of others and it just cant get rid of the spyware..i think the file keeps changing name so by the time ive rebooted
    the file has changed and it keeps installing other crap everytime too..

    i get flooded with tons of pop ups and little windows boxs

    can anyone give me some advice before i format this hard drive again

    its realy pi$$ me off now..
    the people who invent these programs should be hung and left to die in pain

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    I know it may seem stupid but you tried running adaware and avg while in safe mode? I had a similar problem and that sorted it.

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    wots avg ?

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    Avg antivirus. Also turn off system restore. As the file can back itself up to there and you cant touch it.

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    go here http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/...0-17-150.shtml

    and down load hijackthis and cwshredder and see if they help

    Also post a screeny of what you task manager shows please

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    da_ging

    thats the ones m8....

    there the ones that are coming up but wont get outeven with spyware tools

    cheers m8y ill give them ago

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    i use Spyware Doctor from download.com does the job well AFAIK

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
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    well i fixed the problem by

    disconnecting the hdd and running it slave on another machine,
    and then running a spyware checker that way

    and then running cw shredder to remove the little bits

    and then running hijackthis by removen the rest of the stuff out of my reg

    i then ran norton system work to repair any broken reg lines

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    and do you still use IE now ?....
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    lol yes........

    ive just found an easier way to have delt with it aswell
    Lava soft have brought out a Vx2 plugin for it..and thats what my prob was
    blooby vx2 spyware

    what browser is best to use ?

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