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Spybot Search & Destroy problems...

Discussion in 'Malware Removal' started by shaun2985, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. shaun2985

    shaun2985 Private E-2

    Hi, I'm not very good with computers so please explain verrrrry sloooowly

    I use Spybot Search & Destroy daily, every night before I switch off...

    Recently, I've noticed that while it's scanning, the bottom bar of the program scans through words such as XXX or WebDialer or Sex-something-or-other.

    But when it's finished scanning and is in the 'summary' page of what problems have been encountered, it makes no mention of these sex dialers.

    1) How did these sex-dialers get onto my computer without me knowing? I am firewalled, and run AdAware and Spybot daily...

    2) Why does Spybot scan through them but not present them as problems for fixing after the scan is complete? I assume that they are left on my computer...

    3) How can I purge my system of these porn site dialers, short of reformatting the whole computer?

    It's very worrying, because I'm connected through a cable modem... if these sex dialers run on my computer without me knowing, they stand to make a lot of money from my phone bill!

    Thanks for any suggestions

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