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    Strange things happening...

    Hi,

    Strange things have been happening to my computer since yesterday afternoon.

    -Sometimes when I click on a link the window automatically minimizes.
    -The minimized window is suddenly in a thin rectangular shape whereas before it used to be a square.
    -My homepage keeps changing to: http://www.search-and-find.net/searc...7208&pin=10213

    All of these things are annoying me so can anybody help?

    Thanks a lot.

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    My Name is.... TZ Veteran Stripe's Avatar
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    Sounds like you have a bad case of spyware (especially since your home page keeps changing).

    I would recommend running an application called AdAware (Adaware home Page or Spybot search and Destroy (Spybot's Home page ). Make sure after you install these applications, to update to the most recent DAT files. Once installed, perform a check on the pc and see what it finds. I would run the application a few times to make sure everything gets cleaned. Once the pc is cleaned, then I would also recommend to run a virus scan. There's been a few nasty ones out on the internet recently.

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    yeah what he said.



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    Thanks a lot, that seems to have helped! Spybot found about 30 things!

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Other apps that you can try are Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster. They can be had for free from here: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloads.html

    They run in the background and work actively to keep that stuff off your system.

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    take a peek at Egghead's Spyware removal thread

    you have to follow the steps to clean your computer

    also you need to use cwshredder if your homepage has been changed
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    Egg's Removal Tips are 100%, thx, they have saved my A$$ many times

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    Yes, spyware is a growing concern. Since you are a victim of spyware attack, I recommend to also check your system for viruses and trojans.
    "Never seem more learnt then the people you are with. Wear your learning like a watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked."
    ~Chesterfield

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    I've had trouble with Spyware, too. I feel your pain, brother!

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