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Thread: Same spyware keeps showing up.

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    Oct 2014

    Default Same spyware keeps showing up.

    I installed the older version of Spybot (v 1.6.2 -- he didn't want the newer version) on a friends desktop PC. When he runs a scan, doubleclick, fastclick, mediaplex, webtrends live, and zedo all show up. He 'fixes' all items and Spybot indicates they were all removed. But when he restarts the PC and runs Spybot again, they are all there again. He has updated, immunized, and scanned several times with the same result. He does not run 'tea-timer'. His O/S is Win-7 64-bit. I've never seen this before and I have used Spybot for years and have put it on many of my friends' PCs. Any suggestions?

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    Oct 2005


    He could try rightclicking the Spybot 1.6.2 icon on his desktop,and selecting Run As Administrator.

    If that doesn't work,he could remove those individual cookies from his browser manually.This is a bit dated,but the general gist should get him there:

    Once they're gone,if he blocks third-party cookies,it should cut down on those cookies re-appearing.(Spybot site is showing an error right now,so it'll have to be cache):

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