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Viruses, Data Miners, Malware, and Spyware

One of the things I’m becoming very skilled and called upon more often is to clean viruses and other bad things from people’s computers. One of the most nightmarish of these is "MediaMotor" which is like a cancer in an operating system. But I can get it! Today’s nasties include:

  • e2give
  • IBIS Toolbar
  • ImlServer IEPlugin
  • MediaMotor
  • WindUpdates
  • Alexa
  • ClickSpring
  • PromulGate
  • Roings
  • CoolWebSearch
  • an updefined browser hijacker

Of course, the bulk of the work is always getting a machine functioning enough just to be able to address these issues. I do enjoy it because its a challenge.

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