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Old 10-14-2008, 08:31 PM   #41
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Thanks to everyone who has posted to help. I have done ALL of the above

So far the Spyware has not detected anything, McAfee has not detected anything, there was nothing in my Task Manager, and I didn't find anything under Programs, or by doing a search on my files. I can only hope that whatever it is or was is now taken care of.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:54 PM   #42
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From what I've read, AntiSpywareMaster is just a rogue anti-virus scanner. If you install it, it will say you have all these infections and you need to buy the full version RIGHT AWAY- but the 'infections' it lists are not real.

It can be gotten a few ways- banner ads are one of them (and since its a relatively new and nasty little ******, that's why its not being caught from scanners). The first thing you should do is CTRL-ALT-DELETE and kill the processes 'AntiSpywareMaster 7.3.exe' and 'asm.exe'. Next find the Add/Remove Programs (found under the control panel) and delete AntiSpywareMaster from there.

I also suggest getting an AdBlock program, its a free addon to Firefox. I haven't seen a banner ad or such things in ages (:
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:40 PM   #43
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FYI Instead of using Ctrl+Alt+Del, you can right click in any empty space on the task bar (the bottom of your screen where the running program tabs are) and task manager is generally the third choice from the bottom. It loads quicker than the keyed shortcut.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:33 PM   #44
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I had my browser hijacked and caught an infection in a "drive-by" on another website (was using IE at the time). (Antispymaster). The proliferation of trojans & virii was amazing in how fast they appeared. Mcafee totally failed to detect and remove as id AVG and quite a few other programs I tried. I ended up buying Spyware Doctor which did an amazing job of cleaning up tha' bad stuff!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:42 PM   #45
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that is a fake , You need to do a system clean up 1.clear cache 2. close Internet connection 3. then run your anti spy ware cleanup program 4. then run your anti virus cleanup 5. clean hard drive 6. then shut down your computer & wait 5 minutes 7. then restart and log onto the internet.
*** if your computer is running properly your normal window will open
***** if the Windows program needs to install anything the real Windows will open a page at that time. When Windows update page comes up to do a task it will be at the start of logging on to the internet. you have allowed a pop up virus in that attaches to pretty much every click you make so it is spying too. fix it right now ! or you will have real issues and you don't want that.
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Hope this helps . Oh I have AVG Antivirus (I paid fo)r & the AVG anti spy (free addition) it is great nothing gets through
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:28 AM   #46
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I second the recommendation of Adblock. It is absolutely startling how wonderful it is.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:20 AM   #47
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You need to run a virus scan and a anti-spy. Anti-spy is offered free by Yahoo. I would do this right away. It sounds like you have adware, which is very harmful to your computer...Good luck and I hope this helps. If you need any more help, don't hesitate to PM me. I am pretty good with computers.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:57 AM   #48
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Thank you for this thread. I've been having the exact same thing happening to my computer and it's made me wary of this site. But after reading the administrator's post it's nice to know that there aren't any pop-ups or bad codes put onto this website. (I didn't think there were... it's just nice to have that confirmation) I have Spyrbot- Search and Destroy. I ran it and it cleaned up like 17 items, but I don't know if it actually finds everything. I haven't had the problem since, although I expect it to return...
oh, and in case you're curious I use Internet Explorer
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:14 AM   #49
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View Post Originally Posted by angelofmaine
FYI Instead of using Ctrl+Alt+Del, you can right click in any empty space on the task bar (the bottom of your screen where the running program tabs are) and task manager is generally the third choice from the bottom. It loads quicker than the keyed shortcut.
Thanks!!! I just learned something new
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