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Q: removing spyware adfarm mediaplex ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: removing spyware adfarm mediaplex
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: markalananderson-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 05 Sep 2004 06:47 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2004 00:16 PDT
Question ID: 397086
I am hainvg problems with spyware I have run adaware and spybot the
most current versions and I cannot get rid of these popups.  I am
relatively computer savvy and I ran hijack this and deleted somthing
that allowed me top see the lower portion of my start bar everything
is blacked out on my start bar except the items on the left hand side
of the bar. I am running win xp with upgrades except sp2 I think that I
deleted some type of java.  How do I get rid of the spyware and
reinstall the java if that is what I deleted I am not sure what type
of spyware I have except I deleted btv and now when I get popups it
says adfarm mediaplex.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 05 Sep 2004 08:50 PDT
We've all been there, Mark (well...all us Windows users, anyway), so
you have my complete sympathies.

There's no easy solution, as you're no doubt aware at this point.  One
important thing to check is your start-up programs.  Run msconfig to
see what's running at start-up, and unclick anything that doesn't look
right.  You might also want to run Add/Delete Programs, to -- again --
see if anything doesn't look right to you.

Good luck.


Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 05 Sep 2004 12:37 PDT
Hi markalananderson,

Follow the directions at the following website in the order given
there and let us know how it goes.

Optimize XP:
Step 1: Antivirus
Step 2: Spyware

According to eBay, " is not scum ware. MediaPlex
is a tagging used by eBay in conjunction with the Commission Junction

Good luck!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: removing spyware adfarm mediaplex
From: heavylee-ga on 05 Sep 2004 10:01 PDT
Spy Sweeper if a great spyware removal tool, as well.  I haven't found
one single program that removes all types of spyware (believe me, I've
looked - I am a Sr. Help Desk Analyst at a major university, and you
should see the stuff these kids put on their machines), so a
combination of several is the best approach.  But I suggest that you
use Spy Sweeper as one of them.  And of course, update it first before
you run it.

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