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Q: High Jacked by ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: High Jacked by
Category: Computers
Asked by: arty-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Apr 2004 11:46 PDT
Expires: 27 May 2004 11:46 PDT
Question ID: 337112 keeps popping up every time I open the internet on
my computer.  How can I get rid of this and do you have any idea how
it got there?
Subject: Re: High Jacked by
Answered By: nenna-ga on 29 Apr 2004 14:18 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

Pink has a great suggestion. They are both great tools. I use both as
well. I also found on the internet someone who had the same problem as
you, and posted to a MSG board, and they were recomended the same


Also, about how it got there. I found a great article telling about
how spyware can get onto your computer and what you can do to protect
yourself from it.
"A frequently heard question is  "how on earth did I get infected with
all that spyware in the first place?"

Well, you usually get infected because your security settings are too low.

Here are a number of recommendations that will help tighten them, and
which will contribute to making you a less likely victim:"

Google Searches used:
get rid of internet antispy
how did i get internet anti spy

As a side note, you can set AdAware to run automatically on your PC
while you're in bed. That way, you're protected without taking away
valuable time during your day.

If this answer requires further explanation, please request
clarification before rating it, and I'll be happy to look into this

Google Answers Researcher

Request for Answer Clarification by arty-ga on 24 May 2004 19:21 PDT
Loaded Spybot S & D, but not familiar enough with list to know what to
fix and what not to.  Interspy still on my opening internet screen.


Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 25 May 2004 05:36 PDT

Since this question has already been answered, and you now have a
different question, try posting a new question on GA. Also, anytime we
write here, it sends an email flag. You may want to put any further
correspondance in the Comments section

arty-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: High Jacked by
From: pinkfreud-ga on 27 Apr 2004 12:05 PDT
Try downloading and running these programs, and let us know if this helps.



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