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ActiveX Spyware & Adware Scanning
This scanner is an ActiveX applet. After a short delay in which your browser downloads the control file, you will receive a "Warning Dialogue" requesting permission for the scanner to run. Click "Yes" and the applet will pop up and scan. You will be alerted if any spyware is found. When a spyware or malware is found, you will be alerted and asked if you want to remove it. If no spyware is found, the scanner will disappear on its own.
If nothing happens, or if you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer, click here and choose either "Open" or "Run this program from its current location". Do not choose "Download".
Securing Your Computer: Temporarily Disable Real Time Monitoring Programs.
Malware Removal and Prevention: Introduction
Malware Removal and Prevention: Overview
If Your PC is Infested w/ Spyware & Adware...
Important: Create a specific folder on your hard drive called HijackThis to keep its backups.
You can do this by going to My Computer (Windows key+e) then double click on C: then right click and select New then Folder and name it HijackThis. Download and unzip HijackThis.exe into this folder.
If possible run HJT in Normal mode ( not Safe ) with all your normal startup's working.
HijackThis Tutorial - How to Analyse your own log.
HijackThis log file analysis ( online )