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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by offshore09 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:39 pm

Spybot is up and running again not checked the web on firefox yet to see if i will be pulled to pages not required.spybot also claimed whilst i was loading it up something about advertising?? what appeared to be the problem and what advice do you have to prevent this happening again?
I had spybot,malware,outpost and spywareblaster and spyguard

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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by offshore09 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:49 pm

Firefox seems fine at the moment thank you very much, why was i being redirected to stupid sites on firefox

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Post by offshore09 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:50 pm

mbam now loading up with one click too thanks

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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by Belahzur on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:51 pm

A rootkit was present on the machine, causes re-directions.


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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by offshore09 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:55 pm

Thank you very much for all your time patience and help and come my next pay day i shall make a nice donation to yourselves for all the help and assistance,its people like yourselves that give computing a good name.
was there any other problems within the scan you came across that i may wanna avoid in future?
and did the rootkit cause the block on the spybot and malware?

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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by Belahzur on Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:15 pm

Yes it did.


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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by offshore09 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:17 pm

Any final recommendations?

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Re: spybot s+d and firefox

Post by Belahzur on Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:22 pm

Below I have included a number of recommendations for how to protect your computer in order to prevent future malware infections. Please take these recommendations seriously; these few simple steps can stave off the vast majority of spyware problems. As happy as we are to help you, for your sake we would rather not have repeat customers. Goofy

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