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Dirthead 02-26-11 05:32 PM

Spyware/malware programs
Besides Spybot SD and malwarebytes are there any good trusted programs that scan for malware/spyware/trojans etc?

six_storm 02-26-11 08:19 PM

Re: Spyware/malware programs
Malwarebytes does a really good job at removing spyware. If that doesn't work, you can try Super Anti Spyware Portable. It's got a weird file extension but runs just like an exe, kinda bypasses the spyware blocking executables. And if that doesn't work, a format may be in your future. ;)

Dirthead 02-27-11 08:46 AM

Re: Spyware/malware programs
Well my problem is, that when i have MSN(windows live) messenger or yahoo it keeps,somehow I have multiple connections.So i be connected but yet there is also four to five other connections outside of my connection, and i do not know how to fix it

six_storm 02-27-11 10:04 AM

Re: Spyware/malware programs
What are you talking about? How are you seeing these "extra connections"?

Dirthead 02-27-11 11:34 AM

Re: Spyware/malware programs
it says, i signed out of my yahoo due to be "signed in" in another location,So i get kicked out of my messenger because i "signed in" in another location, same thing with windows live, but windows live does not disconnect me, when i go to shut down windows live it ask if i want to sign off from all 15 locations where i signed in at

six_storm 02-27-11 12:46 PM

Re: Spyware/malware programs
I don't know much about Yahoo messenger and I don't see how you think it's spyware causing multiple logins. Sounds like someone may have hacked your account. I would do the following:

* Change your password.

* Try a multi-IM client like Pidgin and see if it keeps kicking you out.

* If those don't work, contact Yahoo support and see what they can do to help you.

* If all of the above don't work, go to a different IM provider like Google Talk or MSN.

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