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Q: spyware ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: spyware
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: zipidydoda-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2004 06:45 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2004 05:45 PST
Question ID: 414174
Peachy! My daughter and her family moved in with me for a while, she
uses my computer while I'm at work, and now I'm having spyware issues.
After opening Google, which is my homepage, I get a full page popup
right after Google opens, and this happens every time I open a new
Google page, though I use the Google popup blocker, and usually popups
aren't full page. I get these popup pages when I surf to other sites.
AND(!!!) every few minutes I get a blank cyan-colored page with this
I run Spybot-S&D regularly. I run AVG antivirus several times a week.
I keep my startup clean of unwanted items using CodeStuff Starter and
msconfig.exe. My add/remove programs list has "180SearchAssistant
Uninstall" listed, and I can't make this entry go away. However, I'm
not sure it is my problem. I'm often able to take care of these things
but I'm stumped this time.

Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 13 Oct 2004 11:14 PDT
zipidydoda (great name, by the way)...

We can get you taken care of.  First thing, download AdAware from  Install it, get the most recent update. 
Then, download the VX plugin from and this
should take care of it. Let me know and we can take it from there.

Clarification of Question by zipidydoda-ga on 13 Oct 2004 19:40 PDT
OH WOW!!!!  It's been several hours since I finished the recommended
remedy procedure and the popups and the cyan "sendExternalEvent. . ."
screen have not returned. I am very pleased. Thank you very much!
Subject: Re: spyware
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 13 Oct 2004 21:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I am glad we got you taken care of.  Be sure and run AdAware on at
least a weekly basis (being sure to check for updates) to keep those
nasty buggers off for good.

Thanks for your question!



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zipidydoda-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Tar heel v-ga, thanks for knowing the answer!

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