View Full Version : Nasty bug
10-11-2009, 02:11 PM
has anybody had any experience of dealing with adspy/gdown?
10-11-2009, 06:57 PM
No. but what would help is: What programs have you tried to remove this virus/trojan? assuming you are having problems trying to remove it!:hmmm:
10-11-2009, 07:04 PM
After an experience yesterday I'se recommend Avast. :yep:
Hope you get it fixed Linton. :)
Free and 1yr FULL Home version trial : http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
Works with XP and Vista Great.
10-12-2009, 04:32 AM
This pretends to be a piece of adware but it stops you getting into control panel,system restore even getting on to the internet.I used Avira and an anti malware to remove it.
10-12-2009, 07:16 AM
Excellent, yes some of those are damn nasty, I always Ghost regularly, and if a really bad one causes too much damage I just re-ghost, whole system restored unattended in around 45 minutes!:up:
10-12-2009, 08:12 AM
The whole thing took me 9 hours.This was due to some of the scans taking 4 hours at a go.
10-12-2009, 02:11 PM
I assume you tried fixing this stuff in safe mode, as its nigh impossible to get rid of a lot of them if you try to do it while booted up normally. A few of the more malignant ones will even penetrate safe mode, which can require using a custom boot disk environment to bypass and disable it while you clean up the mess.
10-13-2009, 07:51 AM
I did scan it in safe mode and normal boot,but thanks for the advice.
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