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« on: April 04, 2005, 08:21:47 PM »

I recently downloaded some software for Spyware, and now I can't access Hotmail and other sites.  What do I do? 

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 10:43:30 PM »

First I would try running an anti-virus sweep, if you dont have anti-virus software, avast is good and free:

Then I would run some anti-spyware software, these two work good together (and, of course, are free):
Ad-Aware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

If all else fails, you can do the job manually with these two powerful programmes:
autoruns: http://www.sofotex.com/AutoRuns-download_L8882.html
hijackthis: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

But if you use those last two, BE CAREFUL!!! You can mess your computer up just as easily as you can fix it (possibly more so).

And for future prevention, make sure you have your internet options set to prompt you before downloading anything or running any scripts; and make sure you know what your're downloading, if you arn't exactly certain what it is, quarantine it and scan it with some anti-virus software before running it.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005, 11:33:31 PM »

I recently downloaded some software for Spyware, and now I can't access Hotmail and other sites. What do I do?

What software, specifically,  did you insatll that caused these problems?

GiC's advice is right on - I use both Adaware and Spybot (and others for "those" times)

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