I am having serious issues with getting the "Huntbar" spyware off my computer system. I've used Spybot, AD-aware and Spysweeper, but none of them can get rid of it fully. I made sure all of them are updated, with the newest upgrades but it's still not helping. I have looked into using the DOS command and finding the roots for where the files are suppose to exisist, but it just said that they already were deleted. This is three problems that happen when I boot my PC up:
A message comes up saying if you'd like to install the Huntbar tool bar.
Yahoo martial (messenger service, email, links) automatically install themselves at boot up for no reason at all
I get three different pop up ad's from microsoft when I'm not even online.
PLEASE, if you have any information on how to get rid of this I would be much appreciated. I admit I don't have a good tolerance on PC problems, as I'm not an expert in the field. Thank you for helping!
I had Huntbar also and I admit it was difficult to get rid of. This worked for me because I had to go thru all the variants to get rid of it once and for all. If you are not that experienced, please get some help with these instructions as there can be problems if you do not do this correctly, or maybe someone will come up with an easier way.
I hope this helps.
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Also, please unzip the HijackThis executable into a permanent folder (such as "C:\Program Files\HijackThis"). When you "fix" any items, HijackThis will create backups in case you want to restore any changes you make. The temporary folder it is in now will disappear once you close the zip file.
I do not see anything in your running processes which looks suspicious. This has a good and bad thing. Nothing is running from your startups that would be causing your problems but something could be attached to your Windows Shell that starts when Windows initially boots. First, we can clean some things out which could be a problem or are left over from running anti-spyware programs. Close everything other than HJT and have HijackThis "fix" the following. Once they are fixed, reboot your system.
I am not sure about all those "red.client.." lines which seem to be associated with Yahoo. They are probably ok.
The "O16" section indicates Active-X downloads installed on your system. I dont know if you need all those. They could have been a source of some of your problems. You might want to consider getting rid of some of those, especially if they are not associated with Microsoft, Macromedia, Yahoo, etc. You can always reinstall them if you want to do this game again.
After you reboot your system, if there still is a problem, we can try to find something in the Registry which might point to the source of your problems.
Note: The toolbar.dll entry is associated with Huntbar. But we need to find what is causing it to be reinstalled eachtime.
Message was edited by: JohnD