Spyware / Spybot
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 13:05:23 -0700
This is the answer I got from this chat and it worked
great. I went to the lavasoftusa website to find
Adaware SE, then found a link to downloads.com which had
this software for free. I loaded it up and ran a full
scan and there was all kinds of stuff. After deleting
all of the spyware, I rebooted and all the popups are
Subject: Re: Spyware / Spybot
From: "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net>
Sent: 10/3/2004 1:50:59 PM
Try Adaware SE to remove the malware generating the pop-
When you perform the scan, do it in Safe Mode.
>Mike, what is the answer to the question? I am
>from the same problem. I can not do my job from home
>because of about:blank.
>Thanks for your help.
>>Getting popups announcing spyware has infected my
>> directs me to purchase software, etc. I downloaded
>>SPYBOT from Microsoft site, have run the program
>>times and it shows the same items as being resident.
>>also says it removes them each time, but with every
>>reboot, the same popups appear.
>>I have lost control of identifying my search engine
>>homepage - it automatically sends me to about:blank
>>homepage. I am also denied access to certain of my
>>Favorite webpages - I am automatically kicked out and
>>returned to about:blank page.
>>Running Windows XP Professional.
>>Thanks in advance.