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Best Adware remover/blocker?
#1
Well since I let my brother use my laptop there has been alot of adware on it, every now and then a pop up for an advertisement will appear and it's buggin' me. That and my pc will stop cold sometimes and ask me if I want to stop a script. I have CCleaner and avast! Antivirus installed on my computer and it still persists.

I would appreciate any help.
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#2
I'd first try malwarebytes antimalware (on safe mode) and/or spybot
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(06-08-2013, 01:22 AM)Bositman Wrote: I'd first try malwarebytes antimalware (on safe mode) and/or spybot

Thanks malwarebytes works pretty good so far
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#4
yeh i would have suggested malware bytes also, very good tool. I'm considering buying it as it's only £20 for a lifetime license and it's saved my life many a time ;p If he has any google redirects (which seem to be common with stuff like this), use the ESET Online Scanner, it takes a while but it gets rid Smile
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I used ESET and then removed it after the free removal. I then removed AVG because I thought it was conflicting with Malwarebytes and avast antivirus; after I did that mozilla firefox had its homepage set to websearch dot youwill find. Searching google many articles stated that it was a redirection type of spyware so I removed it from the control panel. It's still up Sad

The main thing I'm trying to achieve through all of this is to play youtube videos, I have never had a problem loading a video on youtube but now it stops like every 8-10 seconds.
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#6
hmm. do you have a process called iehlpr.exe or something? or a directory on the root of your C drive called "Temporary"? if so, kill the task and delete that folder.
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I have a folder called Temp which has 2 more folders inside, one says Boot, the other Recovery. Then some more files in the temp folder like CheetahLog.txt , AskCD1 , detect.log seems pretty random to me. But after I turned off my modem/router(?) for a few minutes and turned it back on, my internet speed is finally back to normal. Weird.
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(06-10-2013, 03:27 AM)J-RPGOD Wrote: I have a folder called Temp which has 2 more folders inside, one says Boot, the other Recovery. Then some more files in the temp folder like CheetahLog.txt , AskCD1 , detect.log seems pretty random to me. But after I turned off my modem/router(?) for a few minutes and turned it back on, my internet speed is finally back to normal. Weird.

Temp folder is, temp folder, it should not have any persistent data.
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(06-10-2013, 05:09 AM)nosisab Ken Keleh Wrote: Temp folder is, temp folder, it should not have any persistent data.

So it's okay to delete it's contents?
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#10
Perhaps HiJackThis will help you a bit removing hooks and whatnot from spyware, supposing you can tell which are the odd ones out and which aren't. If you want, paste a log of the results and i can tell you which ones are unwelcome.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/
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