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Abetterinternet

tonko

FPCH Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Messages
23
#1
Has anyone come across what is apparently a piece of Spyware called abetterinternet?. It occasionally sends searches to sales sites and, I think, slows down your PC. The only anti-spyware software that I have used that detects it is Spybot. (I have Zone Alarm Security Suite installed but that doesn't find it). Spybot detects it and 'cleans it up' but the code seems to immeditely re-install itself. If I run Spybot again, straight away, it is there. I've tried running stuff in safe mode and system restores but none work.
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
Hi Tonko.

Is this the same computer that you just did the System Restore on? If so, a lot of malware gets stored in System Restore, so you may have even more infections on the system.

SuperAntiSpyware will remove ABetterInternet, and MalwareBytes should as well. I suggest following the malware removal instructions that are posted in your other thread.

Good luck.
 

tonko

FPCH Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Messages
23
#3
It is the same PC but I have had abetterinternet on it for a few months now. Anyhow, I'll try the suggested scans. Thanks.