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#101 sgtjwhite

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:32 AM

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#102 FullMETAL

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:16 AM

Got the good ol' Morwill Search and couldn't stand more then an hour of it... so surfed "morwill search" on Google and found this place. I couldn't understand a single word any of the post were saying until i realized i needed to get HiJackThis and join your forums. Thankfully, Morwill is gone, but my life is being tormented by other adware now. So it's off to the research table until another Forum Deity or such can give me a hand.

You guys are great, and have inspired me to further my studying from A+ and Net+ Certs and on to waging war against spy/adware and beyond. Thanks!!!

I still don't understand all this technical forum stuff you guys do, like adding signatures (whatever that is), pictures, etc. but I guess knowing how to spell and post a boring segment is good enough :)

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:09 AM

While reading through my new issue of Langlist I tried one of his subscriber's sites, Malware Help.org and they had a link to this site. Either the current newsletter or the 10/27 one had a hint regarding Visionware Media Player which triggered a recollection of having seen it in on my PC. Sure enough, it was there but no longer :). Strangely enough though, Add/Remove did not remove the C:\Program Files/ folder and subfolders which had to be manually deleted.

BTW, I was impressed enough on my first visit to send a Paypal contribution to you all. I wish it could be more but...

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 12:41 PM

Thank you from SpywareInfo, Guest_Billy_*.
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#105 damonsbeard

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 09:03 AM

Like so many others, I found you through a Google search, desparately looking
for ways to solve my computer problem.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:11 AM

Took a left at Lockergnome, a right at Scott's and another right at TEG and here i am.

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#107 yutu22

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 05:01 PM

I saw it scribbled on the men's room wall. :eek: [size=4]

#108 XirOa

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 12:30 AM

from here: http://www.computing...orum/17107.html
eventually led to here :D and im thankful for it ^^
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#109 Hockeynut

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:34 PM

Hi, Im new here but found you thru a search on Google.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:43 PM

My lovely wife to be found the site whilst trying to solve a problem with a virus on her computer.

Once her problem was solved, I thought I would enlist in Boot Camp and have loved every moment of my time here since then :D

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#111 BenListening

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 06:41 PM

Leo Laport mentioned the newsletter.
Then I found google results while looking up virus names.
Then I found HJT!
Then everything got beutiful!

#112 XBoT

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 12:31 PM

My dad, who works as a software developer, suggested that I download Spybot S&D to make sure my laptop was clean of spyware. After downloading, installing, and running the program, I found that I had well over 1000 spyware programs on my box! (They didn't hijack or damage anything, but still...) After cleaning everything up, I ran a Google search on "spyware information". The first non-sponsored result was...spywareinfo.com.

#113 Nosrep

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:54 AM

Hello! Was looking for some addeded resources to help our clients wit their spyware & Adware problems and I think I've found it! Google search listed you in the top 5 I believe.

#114 RangerAv8r

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:44 AM

I don't remember. :whistle:

#115 MoJo Risin&039;

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:04 AM

Clicked the link on the MVPS website
http://www.mvps.org/...02/unwanted.htm
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#116 popupsuck

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:10 PM

I found SWI on Google - I was desperate and frustrated. I am glad I found you guys coz I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out myself.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:22 AM

Found spywareinfo from a link at OutFront Webmaster Forum

Edited by darksides, 01 February 2006 - 09:40 AM.


#118 Twig

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:12 PM

:unsure: Through Merijn like many at SpywareInfo.
Currently playing with new tool I found at Sysinternals called RootkitReveale;don't understand it much but
am worried I have picked up some hidden trash on my PC.
I look for digital artwork on the net. This last week when at one site using their links to more pictures ended up at a porn site.Think they stole the orginal address;anyway sometimes now getting "page cannot be displayed". Sometimes a page just takes so long loading I give up on that page(am on dailup)maybe too much animation,don't know. I regularly run my temp files & cookies through a shredder;also run security scans.But am able to get to most sites so will see.

#119 cel

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:05 AM

While asking a question in our local community forum the owner of Hostpc hosting company Joe answered my question and recommended I try out your online scan for spyware. I had forgotten that I had visited your site way back in June 2004 good to be back to it!!

hxxp://www.schenectadyny.info/cgi-bin/Blah...isplay,m=latest

hxxp://hostpc.com

Thankyou
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Edited by Budfred, 12 February 2006 - 01:11 AM.


#120 Budfred

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 01:12 AM

cel,

I don't understand why you posted those links and particularly the hosting link... Are you advertising?? I have disabled the links since the intention is not clear...
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#121 teacup61

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 02:02 AM

It's all Jacee's fault!!! :p She sent me to Boot Camp from PC Pitstop. :D Thank you Jacee!

Edited by teacup61, 12 February 2006 - 02:39 AM.

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#122 Thesis Gal

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 03:10 PM

Was checking out info about hijackers on the net and when I googled it, this site came into view. Made me interested. I Like learning more and more about computers hehe

#123 Vincent P

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:42 PM

i was trying 2 get rid of all these crappy pop ups
i search "ad.oinserver" on google
this 1 came up
at first i thought it was only 1 guy's topic
i clicked a few other links on google
came back to this 1
read it in more deapth
joined it
lol
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#124 maddogg66

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:13 PM

Google had this site as the first result for a search of 'spyware forum'

#125 rve123

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:42 PM

I've seen this site on Google before, but never had the idea to register here, till I started with learning Hijackthis on a Dutch forum :)

Maybe I'll sign in here to :)

#126 Robbie Bo

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 03:53 AM

I found out about SWI from my friend who spent 10 hours one day cleaning his computer from junk. He used a few forums to help himself repair his computer. SWI seems to be one of the largest anti spyware forums.

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#127 nojs

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:34 AM

Beamerke told me :)
He teaches me on a belgium forum where we do hijackthis
and he gave me the url

thx to beamer :)

#128 cleansweep

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 02:56 PM

I leaned of this forum through a post on lockergnome.

#129 *Laguna*

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 03:18 PM

I heard about here from my friendly neighbourhood BudFred :)
On the PCGuide forum.

Hoping to start bootcamp here

#130 Bmwboy

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 05:19 PM

Learned about it after I started HijackingThis :p

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:39 AM

I learned about SWI while researching on how to clean up my personal assistant's infected PC. And would you believe it that the link to SWI was recommended in some article I found in the Microsoft website? :p
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#132 Juliet

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:39 AM

It's all teacup's fault.....No no.....all joking aside.
I've known of this forum for a good while and the wonderful knowledge in the teaching classes.
I know several who come here and have graduated, and have become known and respected trusted advisors.
But I'm new so please don't bite.
I'm eager to learn and to meet new people.....so go easy on a southern girl.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:20 AM

My first contact with SWI was trough an help file in HijackThis. it said that I would get help by understanding what my logfile was, and wich processes I could kill :) still waiting for an answer though.. but that's alright because I posted my log this morning.

I could fix most of my spyware problems myself, but I'm stuck with a startpage that I can't change. It keeps returning to this fake anti-spyware add. :blink:

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#134 Wademan

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:55 AM

It's all Jacee's fault!!! :p She sent me to Boot Camp from PC Pitstop. :D Thank you Jacee!

yup Jacee got me to come here to!!! :wave:

#135 belaze

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:34 PM

I got infected with Iworm_attck virus, I did a yahoo search for that specific virus and the results were alot of not good sites, I think Spywareinfo was third or so. I click on it and never looked back.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:58 AM

Had heard about this place ages ago and was given the link to sign up for Boot Camp from another member at TEG forum. Been meaning to get formal HJT training for awhile just haven't had time until now.

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#137 vingal55

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 06:37 AM

Yahoo search for malware removal

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 07:15 PM

Back in late 2003 - early 2004 I was having several problems with my 6 year old Win98 machine and I found Tom Coyote after searching the Internet for my symptoms. Tom's site had some info on it about SWI starting up, which I checked out and joined in June 2004. Tom Coyote was (and is) a very helpful and informative site, but I became increasingly impressed with the professionalism of SWI and eventually gravitated to it full time. I will always be grateful to Tom C. for my initial education, but I am now a full time SWI Junkie (or Groupie? or Both ?). After two more years, I finally got up the nerve to join Boot Camp and look forward to the day when I graduate to Helper and can start giving back for all the help I've received over the last two years.
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#139 DJW1960

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:29 PM

Mike started this thread, on old board. http://www.spywarein...showtopic=13021

"Just out of curiosity, where did you all hear about spywareinfo? I know many of you from other security/privacy sites, but what about the rest of you?"


A Google search on a internet speed/tweak sight (don't remember which now) that wanted to install some active x stuff (not likely Tim :evilgrin: ), the search showed someone on your board had also asked about it (and you had advised, rightly, not to use it. No reason to install active x stuff to do the tests).

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#140 im spartacas

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:30 AM

i was looking for a forum like this for a while i got yours from download.com
have recommended it to all my friends..

i have also seen it listed on spyware terminator forum quite a few times..
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#141 diki

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:08 PM

done a google serch, "safeguard protect veevo"
and ended up here :cool: luv it.


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#142 Ffenixz

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:30 AM

heard this from my local forum here in malaysia when i browse through the tech support subforum and someone there say this forum has boot camp to learn about malware analysis and removal.. i immediately registered here.. :p
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#143 prodigy3141

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:44 AM

googling of course.....!! :thumbup:

#144 DocSatan

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:16 AM

From BleepingComputer forum.
I'm in their HJT Trainee program and they mention you guys a lot, so I figured I should associate myself with you guys as well. :)

#145 norton750

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:31 PM

I got an about Blank infection - had never even heard of spyware at that time and found the site after much investigation on the net trying to figure out what had gone wrong with my machine.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:41 AM

Good to see you all. :)
I myself found this forum via Google search, back in 2002.

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#147 hotnickelgetchapull80

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:18 AM

Computer security curiosity, type, search, type, stumble...love this site, just registered, also love Castlecops, though now it is impossible to get on. Cannot remember exact circumstance as to stumble.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:44 PM

Found this site via google.com

#149 XirOa

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:52 PM

google of course =) that was nearly 3 years ago
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:31 PM

I've been neglecting this topic!

Welcome, all of you. We really are interested in hearing how you got here. :wave:

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