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    Program Running In Background

    Hi,

    On my laptop, there is this program running in the background which keeps saving illegal porn sites into my favourite list and forwarding me to one each hour.

    I've tried spyware removals, searched the whole C:/ Drive for anything and cannot find this program anywhere.

    I keep deleting them from my favourite list, but they just keep coming back.

    Thanks,
    Azure.

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    What spyware removal program did you use?

    Try adaware and spybot search and destroy.
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    You're using IE right? It's known for doing that.

    My tools I take with me to my clients for this kind of thing are Spybot, Ad-Aware and Hijack This. It is also good to keep a copy of AVG and go to housecall if needed with a bootable disk. I also go through the registry and msconfig for anything that doesn't look right, same with the "Add/Remove Programs" menu. If I don't know what a program/process is I do a search for it and ask if they know what it is or if they installed it.

    I also take a few alternative browsers and show them to the client. If they like one of them I install it. If not I don't push it.
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    I'll say it yet again. read my how-to.

    here we go:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...ghlight=secure


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    Originally posted by net-trend
    What spyware removal program did you use?

    Try adaware and spybot search and destroy.
    Why is it that you people keep advising everybnody to use those programs ... there not worth a pinch of salt .. they don't get rid of spy ware.

    Spy Sweep.

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    Why is it that you people keep advising everybnody to use those programs ... there not worth a pinch of salt .. they don't get rid of spy ware.

    Spy Sweep.
    To each his own. The programs I listed works for me each and every time.
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    Yap doc'.
    The once I wrote about in the how-to work like a charm for me.
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    Originally posted by net-trend
    To each his own. The programs I listed works for me each and every time.
    yes I had thought the same thing to I installed Spy Sweeper and it found all the ones the others had missed and fixed all the problems I was having and now it runs in the background read to alert me when an attack is eminent.

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    Thanks for your help, I'm trying out one or two of the programs you suggested.

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    yes I had thought the same thing to I installed Spy Sweeper and it found all the ones the others had missed and fixed all the problems I was having and now it runs in the background read to alert me when an attack is eminent.
    To be fair to you, I'm trying out a trial now.
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    Okay, it found 1 thing. Alexa toolbar, which I think is harmless as it was only a registry key and not the program.

    IMHO, it isn't worth the money.
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    Okay, the software did not pick up the program, any ideas where the file(s) could be located?

    (I am on W2K)

    /WINNT is the windows directory.

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    Smile

    When I have SPYware, I do a task list and see what is running... then search for the file name and kill and delete the executable... then look over the startup programs, win.ini, msconfig, etc file and see if they start when my computer boots up, lastly I use the ad-ware and kill all the spys~

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    press ctrl+alt+del
    go to processes...
    do a print screen and post it here

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    Spy Sweep.
    I use both because both pick up files/keys/processes of their own. When Spy Sweeper becomes free I will use it. I'm not going to pay $29.95 per computer I clean.
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    Okay, I attached the screenshot, my computer is always running hundreds of processes, if you need to see the other half I'll show that also.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails screenshot.jpg  

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    What's hpoopm07.exe ?
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    It looks like it is software for an HP machine. Not sure what, but just did a search on google.
    Don't look for a way out.

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    It seems fine to me.
    Most of them are system related, you cant turn them off.

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    One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction.
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    Hmmm... It's weird because Spyware progs are not picking anything up.

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    redirects

    Update hijackthis.exe to 1.97. The new version looks for domain hijacks which causes the anonymous redirections of URLs
    ..................
    do a search for HOSTS ....
    research the results on google then omit all that are not related to your programs

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    try spy bot searcn & Destroy.

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