24 March 2006

'pooter blues

I've got a nasty, insidious form of malware on my computer that is gunging everything up and making it very difficult to remove. It crashes my spyware removal program, which means I have to reboot, which means the malware resets itself, which means I have to start all over again.

All of which prevents me from blogging. Blargh.

Stupid, mean, nasty spyware.


At 24/3/06 10:32 p.m., Anonymous Meramoo said...

Have you tried Spybot? It gets some stuff that the other one can't.

At 24/3/06 11:09 p.m., Blogger Just another Jenny said...

You might have to reformat. Damn computer bugs!

At 24/3/06 11:33 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

positive it's malware? run stinger just in case... then run spybot/adaware. good luck!

At 25/3/06 3:11 a.m., Blogger projgen said...

meramoo - Spybot, Search & Destroy, Spysweeper, Ad-aware - you name, I've got it and am trying it.

Jenny - Did you say the "R" word???? Wash your mouth out with soap, young lady. You do not use that kind of language on my blog! ;)

anon - I'm pretty sure it's malware, but I'm off to download stinger and give it a shot, thanks!

At 26/3/06 3:16 a.m., Blogger persephone said...

I am not going to be the friend everyone loves to smack who says "Get a mac! They're virtually immune!"

See how I'm not going to say it?

Miss your blogging, PG. Hope your computer lets you out of prison soon.

At 26/3/06 10:21 p.m., Blogger Lut C. said...

Mac's are fine, the thing is you have to buy new hardware to get it.

For emergencies like these, it might be a good idea to have some Live CD's lying around.
You pop the CD in the drive, reboot and automagically a fresh system starts up.

Ubuntu distributes Live CD's for free, they send you one in the mail:
You can also download them.

The software is available for free because it's Linux.

At 31/3/06 8:09 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you are not online when you are running programs such as Ad-aware and Spybot.

See what programs are set to run at Startup.


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