Pulling out my hair

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by Traumattizing, Jun 12, 2004.

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  1. Traumattizing

    Traumattizing Registered Member

    Jun 12, 2004
    Ok, came across spywareblaster through Spybot S&D, installed it and everything else. I have a question...well maybe a couple.

    It says spywareblaster doesnt scan or clean for spyware, but rather stops them from ever getting there in the first place, so does that mean that if spyware is already on your computer spywareblaster is not going to help you?

    The reason I have Spybot S&D and went and got Spywareblaster is my homepage keeps getting hijacked (c:searchpage), and I keep getting re-routed whenever I try to type in a web address (something with 'spyder' in it).
    I've run S&D a couple hundred times and it comes up with the same spyware every time, more importantly "common hijacker". No matter how many times I immunize myself and remove the spyware it shows up again and again. I've protected myself with Spywareblaster as well and still got hijacked....can someone help me out here??

    I moved your post to where it will get the attention it needs. bigc
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  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    As background, SpywareBlaster is basically an extensive addition to the Immunize function in Spybot. It uses the same type of prevention techniques, but it provides many additional definitions than are contained just in Spybot alone, which is why it is recommended by Spybot.

    Now the Immunize in Spybot and the protections of SpywareBlaster do prevent a lot of spyware, but unfortunately not all types. There are many types of bad spyware out there. The best way to find out what is wrong on your system is to post a HijackThis Log in our spyware review forum section.

    The explanation of how to do this is here:

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