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OK computer professionals... help

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mahonri, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have noticed that my browsing and posting on BYC has SLOWED considerably... then I noticed that before I change or post that is says it is waiting for "reviewum.net"... then it goes to BYC.

    Is this spyware or something... how do I get it to stop?

    Nifty? Any ideas???
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My fiance is an IT guy and he says it's a hijacker. Download spybot from safer-networking.org. After you download it, click on the get updates key, then click on check for problems. It may take awhile because that program goes through EVERYTHING.
     
  3. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about computers but 15-20 minutes ago BYC was very slow for me also.???

    Michele.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What is a hijacker and what are they doing?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Trying to place a virus on your machine. Some people have nothing better to do. Get the spybot on ASAP. It will save you in the future too. Seriously. My fiance does this for a living for 5 different locations at work.
     
  6. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Overrun with Buckeyes

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  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mine was slow too and everything came up just fine now. Always got the spyware going...you never know who is lurking in the webs lately!
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Adaware is good too, but spybot will capture everything, adaware catches things that cause pop ups. If you are online alot, spybot is the way to go. It;s what we use at work too.
     
  9. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    I have been having the same issue with BYC/SS the last couple of days on and off. I have up to date protection, I think it has been the server?? Not sure though.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It could be anything trying to get in. Someone somewhere with nothing better to do than infect computers. I had a major virus on my computer at work and spybot caught it.
     

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