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HELP!!! my PC is dying!

This is where you can ask questions and get and give help about hardware related issues. This Forum will be moderated by Taw with help from some other experts. So feel free to ask any questions you may have about computers.

Post Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:14 pm

HELP!!! my PC is dying!

well my plans to upgrade is persponed..... sicne now i have founded a spyware in my pc that i cannot get rid of......

it keeps spawn up after everytime i del it via my self or a software lik spy sweeper...

i used ad ware SE personal
Webroot spy sweeper
Spybot S&D

i think i have impended its powers as now it keep giving me errors, it says

error 01444225: The service cannot accept control messages at this time.

it keeps trying to redirect me to soem site and puts up links on my desktop....

i even go into safe mode to kill em and still no avail.

BTW i got ZA security Suite on that could be causing the erroe megs (i used its stop program from using internet thing)

Post Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:33 pm

Format and reload. There are some toolbar spywares that hide themselves as .dll's and even though they show that they've been cleaned by the programs you listed, they'll reappear each time you reboot. The spyware coders are like virus coders, usually a few steps in front of the anti-programs. It's really a shame, but you won't get rid of it any other way that I can think of. I had to do this with my kid's computer. It had perpetual spyware, so I formatted the drive.

Post Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:31 pm

Boscoe is correct. Once those crappy dang spyware toolbars etc get into your system your completely screwed. I've had to reformat about 6 times in the past 3 months because a spyware got hidden on my secondary hard drive.

Merc for hire...but only if you can afford it.

Post Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:07 pm

Flattening and reinstalling is sometimes the only way, all right

Post Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:25 pm


any way to immunize my self aginest this?
del all the dll crap? (lol)

Post Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:29 pm

Stop visiting those naughty sites.

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:16 am

don't dl anything without triple chcking it

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:25 am

Webroot spy sweeper once in stalled, scans all downloads and warns of spyware in the download and gives you the choice of dumping it and not save it. I love it, it runs in real time in the background.

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:57 am

and i though that it would protect me completly...... lol

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:59 am

it's Wolfy 2!

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:26 am

oh no! that's not good

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:03 am

Spybot Search & Destroy
AVG antivirus
Panda Software antivirus
Trend Micro's Online Virus Scanner

^^ The last one is really nice if you can't install an antivirus program but you can get MSIE to work properly and load ActiveX controls.

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:43 pm

I recently used AVG and ever since I have not had a problem. Its caught several legitimate virus...fine piece of software. I strongly recommend.

Merc for hire...but only if you can afford it.

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:23 pm

Hmmm, I'll use this thread to post my own question, since my thread will probably be ignored. I was wondering about some good, free, downloadable spyware removers and such. I tried ZoneAlarm on my old computer once but it kept opping up nd annoying me.

Post Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:46 pm

hmmm now i tried the windows anti spyware beta1, same results but it did sorta stopped some parts of it (exept the god damned error pop ups) so it kinda worked, time to try AVG lol

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