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Offline Justin_22

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Heads up
« on: February 21, 2008, 12:01:19 AM »
I was cleaning a "friends" computer a few months ago and came across this new rouge anti-spyware
called AdwareRemover2007 i don't know if anyone else has encountered this one but i was able to get rid of it using Smitfraudfix
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Re: Heads up
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 12:06:43 AM »
Not that new... RogueRemover can deal with it too  8)
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Re: Heads up
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 12:08:49 AM »
hmm thanks didnt know how new it was because id never seen it before
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Re: Heads up
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 12:37:34 AM »
Hi Justin_xp,

And there are loads and loads of rogue anti-malware programs.
Do not install rogue anti-spyware programs, they sure give your computer malware again or even additional malware.  Look for them like this: http://www.spywareguide.com/product_search.php?s=

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Re: Heads up
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 12:46:35 AM »
Hey Polonous thanks but respectfully i already know most of the Rough anti-spyware programs and am able to tell one when i see it thanks anyways
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Re: Heads up
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 12:58:43 AM »
Hi Justin_xp,

Trusted you would, but there are always others reading these threads, and this particular search engine is easily added to your search engines in FF or Flock, thanks for the heads up on this one,

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Re: Heads up
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 01:04:38 AM »
ah sorry i didn't mean any disrespect in that post i never thought about the others reading it silly me
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