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    Friend Hacked

    hello,

    i have a friend who was hacked and now text on webpages that she views is highlighted. also, many popups. we ran a few spyware programs but didn't work. any ideas on how to resolve this?

    thank in advance.

    Mike

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    First I would try and run an online virus scanner first like http://housecall.trendmicro.com

    Then I would run 2 free Adware programs. AdAware and then Spybot Search and Destroy.

    If that does not work for you and the stuff is really entrenched then you could try a program that controls what programs run from your machine startup. Like Startup Cop.

    Last resort you can always format the hard drive on the machine, that should pretty much get rid of all the Adware (and probably everything else).

    Lastly make sure your running a firewall like Sygate Personal Firewall.


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