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windbite
01-16-2007, 04:10 PM
Hey - 1st time here. "spy hunter" says i have ZLOB on top of 10,000 other things on my desktop computer - none was there prior to installing spyhunter &running their scan which promptly asks for 30$ to clean up the mess. i got Zone Alarm 2007 security suite a month ago -it SUX (bad antivirus,NO support). I would appreciate someone telling me what i need to do to get my desktop working.

Attached is the hijack this report. THANKS!

TechPro
01-17-2007, 04:06 AM
Try downloading the trail version of Counter Spy you get a Free 15 day full featured evaluation.

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpy-Download.cfm

Install it, then boot your computer in safe mode:

1. Start your computer.
2. When you see the "Please select the operating system to start" message(Just after your computer starts up, press the F8 key.
3. When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select safe mode and then press ENTER.
4. If you are running other operating systems on your computer, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.

Do a Full scan and it should find and remove those nasties!

Hope that helps.

Bryce W
01-17-2007, 12:07 PM
I cant see anything bad in that Hijackthis log. If you DO have Zlob though there are removal instructions here (http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2005-042316-2917-99&tabid=3).

Xnfrcr
02-16-2007, 06:34 AM
I use Webroots Spysweeper and Anti-Virus...well worth the money. I had a bad virus on my computer about 8 months ago and was using Hi-Jack This, Spybot S&D, Adaware and also a paid version of Panda Antivirus. None of these programs could find the virus, but spysweeper found it immediately and cleaned my system. Since I have been using Spysweeper, I have had no problems!:)

Wowsa
06-12-2007, 11:33 AM
I use SpyBot

Blues
06-12-2007, 01:27 PM
I thought I had posted on this maybe it was one I read at work when it was posted and forgot to post when I got home but yeah most of those spywares you download for "free" and then scan say "omg wtf you have virus or maleware x give me money and I can fix it". These apps are the problem themselves and are malware anti-spyware yes such a hypocritical thing exsists after all it is the internet. Uninstall them and run Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, and then run a HiJackThis log and have your tech friends look at it.

Bryce W
06-13-2007, 04:15 AM
I thought I had posted on this maybe it was one I read at work when it was posted and forgot to post when I got home but yeah most of those spywares you download for "free" and then scan say "omg wtf you have virus or maleware x give me money and I can fix it". These apps are the problem themselves and are malware anti-spyware yes such a hypocritical thing exsists after all it is the internet. Uninstall them and run Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, and then run a HiJackThis log and have your tech friends look at it.
That was the first thing I thought when I first read this thread. I come across these all the time, especially ones like SpyFalcon (http://www.technibble.com/how-to-remove-spyfalcon/), SpySheriff/AntiSpywareLab (http://www.technibble.com/how-to-remove-antispylab-spyware-sheriff/) and AntiSpywareBox (http://www.technibble.com/how-to-remove-antispywarebox/). However, despite its name sounding similar to the nasty ones SpyHunter (http://www.download.com/SpyHunter/3000-2144_4-10671093.html) IS legitimate, its just not very good.