Help With Virus/Malware

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  1. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Having just nicely reconnected with the internet, including the use of a new laptop, it seems I am infected.

    If I post a comment on anyone's hub, be assured I'm not. My hubtivity shows that I'm leaving comments, joinging fan clubs etc - I'm not. It's the virus ... or malware.

    I have done a system restore, run spyware, malware and anti virus software. I'm still stuck with the issue. I cannot work, hub, do pretty much anything until I find the slippy little sucker and get rid. Any help would be massively appreciated.

    Malwarebytes seems to have identified something and destroyed it but the problem remains. I look like a spammer sad I can't figure a name or search string to use that helps me to identify what it is and how to deal with it.

    Wherever I go, a link inserts itself, or a simple comment - 'free poker online' or similar. See the one below - now I know they appear, in this case I've inserted " to prevent it hyper linking but (in case anyone suggests) deleting it doesn't always work. Some magically reappear roll

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    I believe this forum post may help.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/52738

  3. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Frogspammer! tongue








    Poor Andria. Can't really help to remove the thingy, but I feel for you. smile

    1. frogdropping profile image83
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol you nailed me Misha. I've got so much work on too lol! Thanks anyway smile

      Edit: removed the damn link neutral

      1. Misha profile image69
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You may want to email the guy on the other thread, he might have a solution already smile

        1. frogdropping profile image83
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Ralwus, I'll take a look. Incidentally, I've mailed the HP team, to let them know what's happening in my wake. I did say I wouldn't sign in until I sorted this but I'm fairly stumped so thought I'd asked the Land of Hub smile



          Thanks again Misha. I did better than that, I called smile

          1. Misha profile image69
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            So, did you get it sorted out? I bet you are not the last in Hub land to experience this smile

  4. Aya Katz profile image81
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    Misha, do you mean that once this happens, there's no way to stop the perpetrators? Or just that removing the "thingy" won't help?

    1. Misha profile image69
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      IDK Aya, I did not catch that stuff myself - so I can't really tell. smile

  5. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Andria, try SpyZooka or maybe StopZilla. Google them.

  6. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Looks like your browser is infected with bot-malware. You need to install adaware 2010 or spybot search & destroy to remove it.

  7. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 8 years ago

    Better to try different spyware programs, because one spyware program doesn't help you all the time.

  8. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    my neighbor had this problem. His wife and kids are online a lot, he is a gamer and they all do facebook. I setup StopZilla for him and I guess all is well now.

 
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