Hijacked PC

  thedogisdead2 18:54 16 Oct 04

My computer seems to have been hijacked by a load of freeloading programmes, horroscope things and pop ups etc... however one of the most annoying has hijacked my browser. It highlights words such as 'music' or 'computer' and turns them into links to shops.

Also, WebRebates etc have also lodged themselves on the PC.

This is incredibly annoying as they eat up the virtual memory and general cause bizarre things such as freezes to happen.

Whats a good way to remove them? I find Search and Destroy is a bit weedy and not very effective.

  stalion 18:56 16 Oct 04

run adaware click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:57 16 Oct 04

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here

A2 is pretty good but a free trial only

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:58 16 Oct 04

CW Shredder click here try shredder for the hijack problem.

  VoG II 18:59 16 Oct 04

In Safe Mode click here

i.e. download, update the definitions, restart in Safe Mode then scan.

  thedogisdead2 19:02 16 Oct 04

Cheers, I'll try those things now!

  thedogisdead2 19:10 16 Oct 04

hmmm.... I dont fancy trawling through everything. Think I'll just back everything up and blitz the computer, making it like new. That always works a treat and it makes you more organised.

  feb 19:20 16 Oct 04

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAwsome Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  rdave13 19:31 16 Oct 04

Same as me.........makes everything like new! and it works.

  stalion 19:35 16 Oct 04

ok so we are redundant lol

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