Not all spyware killers are created equal, and some actually contain or
propagate spyware or adware of their own.
The best one I've used is Spybot Search & Destroy. Be sure to download
the latest updates. You'll want the first three items from the download
section on this page.
I've run Spybot, AdAware, Spysweep and spyware begone, all found spyware
that the others missed. One even found a dialer that for the life of me I
can't find. Another found ISTbar in a directory that don't exist inside my
temporary Internet directory. I just turned off windows messenger so I am
hoping it is that. Otherwise I don't know I may just reformat and reinstall
"Jim Wilson" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Think it has been solved, I think the messenger was the culprit. I stopped
the msmsg.exe process and then deleted the directory that messenger was
using in the program files directory. seems to have worked.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
"Edwin Pawlowski" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Good that you were able to disable the Active X pop-ups. I am posting a
URL for your perusal. You can add it to you bookmarks if you want to go
back to it again:
Hope this helps someone....
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 18:04:22 -0500, "KYHighlander"
from within explorer. you might not have any hidden directories,
although it sounds like you probably do. microsoft keeps making it
harder and harder to work on it's precious piece of shit browser. I
wouldn't be surprised if they have killed that particular work around
in one of the recent service packs.
I read that trick on a windows annoyances type of website. a little
sleuthing on the web should get you started.
a method using the command prompt is discussed here:
and as always... google is your friend.
Now that you've got the big stuff out of the way- consider getting a
pop-up blocker if you didn't already do that as part of your first round
of cleaning. I use Proxomitron, but as that one's deadware, you'll have
better luck with web washer or ad subtract.
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