xxxtool bar

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  1. grjoe49

    grjoe49 Registered Member

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    xxxtolbar keeps unchecking itself in the spyware blaster program. What should I do now?
     
  2. snapdragin

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    Hi grjoe49, and welcome to Wilders.

    Is this happening after you run a spyware removal program? What could be happening, is the other program you are scanning with is detecting one of the entries in SpywareBlaster's protection. But it would help if you gave us more information on what other spyware removal programs you are using.

    I will move this thread over into the SpywareBlaster forum.

    Regards,

    snap
     
  3. grjoe49

    grjoe49 Registered Member

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    I SpywareBlaster I set it to enable all the listed items. Later I gets pop-ups and I check an d the xxxtoolbar is disabled. I have been using Xoftspy, Spybot, Lava's Ad-aware, CWShredder, HSRemove, and Stinger. Of course I have an active virus program - Norton Antivirus. The Norton program also has been attacked, something keeps changin the auto-protect to disable. I have also done the online line check with Trend Micro.
     
  4. Blackspear

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    Can you download and run Hijack This found here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=12516


    and post your log at one of the forums found here:

    http://a-sap.org/


    Keep in mind the following quote:


    When your system is clean you may want to take a look here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=45284&page=1&pp=25

    for further discussion on security and how to make your system that much stronger.


    and here for more discussions:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=43117


    Hope this helps…

    Let us know how you go…

    Cheers :D
     
  5. snapdragin

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    Hi grjoe49,

    In case you didn't know, Xoftspy is on the Rogue/suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites list. It has many false/positives and they use those to trick you into purchasing their program. I would definitely recommend uninstalling XoftSpy, and using the other known, trusted (and free) spyware removal programs that you've mentioned in your post. Make sure you are using the most recent versions of them and that you have brought them up-todate:

    Ad=Aware SE Personal
    Spybot Search&Destroy.

    You didn't say if one of your spyware removal programs was alerting you that you had the xxxtoolbar. If it is Xoftspy that is saying you have xxxtoolbar, then it is more than likely that it is falsely identifying SpywareBlaster's entry for it. Then when you have Xoftspy remove the entry, you are in fact removing SpywareBlaster's protection for the xxxtoolbar, and that is why it is showing up in SpywareBlasters Block list as un-checked.

    You also mentioned that you have done an on-line scan (which is good) but didn't tell us if anything was detected from it? :doubt: I am not sure why your Norton's auto-protect is being disabled, so you may still want to follow Blackspear's advice and post a HijackThis log at one of the sites in the link Blackspear has posted above, that still do HijackThis log analysis (please note that we no longer do HijackThis log analysis here at Wilders).

    Regards,

    snap
     
  6. smiddy

    smiddy Registered Member

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    Are you using Internet explorer?

    Well i suggest you move to another browser such as Mozilla Firefox its fast can open multiple websites inside itself via tabs and its more secure get it for free at www.mozilla.com
     
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