Hijacked and spywarequake

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have a hijacker that spybot, ad-aware and norton cannot find. it has a little icon that is in my system tray, and it changes from a circle with a slash, to a green thing. it also has a popup window that takes me to spywarequake homepage, which is on my block list. I also have had my home page changed to

any thought on this?
Question by:cwcoldiron
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    Expert Comment

    have you tried restoring your computer to any previous restore point.(When you did not had this spyware installed.)

    Run your pc in safe mode and try and restore it.
    LVL 16

    Expert Comment

    Have you tried Windows Defender? It might be able to pick this up for you.

    LVL 19

    Accepted Solution

    This is really bad malware:

    This is one of the better instructions for cleanup:
    Instructions on removal are outstanding and I can't beat this site when it comes to spywarequake removal

    If you are unable to resolve these problems your best bet is to call a local computer professional -
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    Expert Comment

    Try the instructions at this link:

    (this link as posted by blue-zee at this page:

     you may want to monitor that thread since the problem is very similar).


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