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08-10-04, 20:47
R other sites using this one to advertise their own?
ELEN? Anyone?

08-10-04, 20:54
Anubis, is this an edited image? I don't think you got it from the forum.

08-10-04, 21:02
Of coarse this is an edited image, ELEN. We have a member called SomaHoliday, who's name is misused here by Anubis_AF.

[ 08. October 2004, 22:41: Message edited by: joseph ]

08-10-04, 22:00
If that image is real, there are some spyware programs that watch what you do and whenever a keyword like that appears it will change the color a bit, make a link out of it and when you mouse over it pops up a balloon like that with details.

08-10-04, 22:33
That phenomenon is used on http://www.tomshardware.com/site/intellitxt.html .
Laracroft8290, could that technique hitchhike when you're browsing this forum? :confused:
I mean, like on Tom's Hardware Guide, it is implemented in the site. Have you ever seen spyware doing this from your computer?

[ 08. October 2004, 23:35: Message edited by: joseph ]

08-10-04, 22:39
Might be worth seeing if an Object has been installed into the browser.....

Tools > Internet Options >

Pick Settings (Temporary Internet files), Click on View Objects.

This will open a folder displaying all the installed objects. Check to see if any look a bit iffy by pressing Right mouse on the object and selecting Properties. You will see waht it is and what web address it came from.

08-10-04, 22:46
I think i judged too quickly, and hereby apologise to Anubis_AF.

09-10-04, 00:15
This is daffinately some installed spyware or a bad program he has on his computer.

09-10-04, 00:34
Ha ha ha, i think its funny, sorry.

I have had to have many re-installs of XP because of this so i shouldnt laugh! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

09-10-04, 00:48
I had those things appear when I had Hotbar (possibly worst spyware ever!), so it must be it.
BTW,soma is a kind of a drug,that's why that appeared http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

09-10-04, 13:05
I'm totally ignorant regarding the tech things, and that's why I wanted to make sure if this image was edited. It appears it is not, and since the forum does not appear things like that (*relief*), you (Anubis) should listen to the techies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

09-10-04, 15:32
NO, it's not editted image, it's a screenshot taken by me. I don't have any adware or spyware on my PC, i have program for removing them.

Appology accepted. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

09-10-04, 15:57
Here's another one that I have also ... And it's NOT editted.

09-10-04, 16:01
Hmm.. the word "Gold" is underlined. What program do you use for removing spyware?

09-10-04, 16:20
Saw this and thought it was interesting. How come the underlines don't match? I've heard of key loggers and such but nothing like this.


09-10-04, 18:58
To answer ELEN, Spyware doctor.

09-10-04, 19:00
Originally posted by THORN:
Saw this and thought it was interesting. How come the underlines don't match?JPEG compression.

09-10-04, 19:01
Hey, they really don't match ... Good eye THORN. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

09-10-04, 19:24
Webroot Spy Sweeper is WAAY better than spy doctor.
You can download it here (http://www.webroot.com/downloads/).
edit: Tell us your results, plz? :cool:

[ 09. October 2004, 20:25: Message edited by: THORN ]

09-10-04, 19:29
Originally posted by Catlantean:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by THORN:
Saw this and thought it was interesting. How come the underlines don't match?JPEG compression.</font>[/QUOTE]It looks the same in both if you take a look with photoshop.

09-10-04, 19:32
OK, let me just download it 1st. Thank you for the link THORN.

09-10-04, 19:34
No problem. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif :cool:

09-10-04, 19:53
I downloaded it, and it's scanning now ...

*The Edit Version: It found 31 spyware programs. But, unfortunately, I still see the ads on the site.

[ 09. October 2004, 21:45: Message edited by: Anubis_AF ]

09-10-04, 20:24
Exciting. :cool: lol

09-10-04, 20:49
Ad-Aware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/) and Spybot Search an Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) are the tools you need (both) to get rid of all spyware. ;)

09-10-04, 20:57
I had Spybot Search an Destroy, it's not that good.

09-10-04, 21:10
Did you find anything Anubis??? :confused:

09-10-04, 22:20
...a voice from the darkness.....

Anubis, I had the similar problems earlier: some words, like "games" and "travel" were always "linked". I hated that, and Ad-Aware didn't help. But later it disappeared, and I think it happened after I run Trend Micro's Online Virus Scan (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp), what found some malwares on my system... :eek: Perhaps You have a "hijack trojan", like I had...

You could also make a screenshot about Your running processes (CTRL+ALT+DEL) to let us see if You have something strange in the memory... One more tip: select "Run..." from Start Menu, and type "msconfig"..then click on the last tab and make a screenshot about that to let us see what programs start right when Windows is starting...

SYS "Congratulations Ms Croft. You are positively Amazonian."

[ 09. October 2004, 23:22: Message edited by: SYS ]

10-10-04, 00:47
Ad-Aware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/) and Spybot Search and Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) latest versions with all the latest updates, and of course a good antivirusscanner and firewall, -of course with the latest updates, otherwise indeed they can't do the job, Anubis.
What SYS says is a good suggestion (Trend Micro Online) but still you will be a bit late, because if you have a trojan, it will find it, and then you'll have to remove it with a tool which hopefully Trend Micro will provide. If they find the trojan, plus have the anti-dote, the other antivirus-, firewall- and anti spybot programs (like McAfee, Kaspersky, Norton, Panda, Antivir, ZoneAlarm, Spybot Search & Destroy, AdAware, etc. etc.) surely could have done that too provided they were updated well with the latest definitions.

10-10-04, 00:51
Ad-aware finds pretty much everything harmfull on your computer. Trojan,ads,spyware,you name it, it's all in the results if you have it.

10-10-04, 10:06
Yes I did, and I posted it THORN http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif . I found more than 31 spywares. But I still see the ads on this site. Is that allowed for them to advertise here?

[ 10. October 2004, 11:08: Message edited by: Anubis_AF ]

10-10-04, 11:04
No, of course they are not allowed, Anubis. It's on your pc only. So, what did you do with those 31 items, removed them i hope (quarantaine is not enough). Also, empty your Internet Explorer History.

10-10-04, 11:12
And click Start / Run... type in
click OK.
On the startup items, check off suspect items. If you are unsure, just show us a printscreen of what you have there.
If you would use latest versions of Ad-AwareSE and Spybot S & D, they would remove ervery string in the registry related to the malware.
It is also best, to shut off "System Restore" so that it empties its archive (which may be contaminated also), and after you cleaned your Windows successfully, activate System Restore again.

10-10-04, 11:21
OK Thanks. I deleted them.

[ 10. October 2004, 12:23: Message edited by: Anubis_AF ]