Getting Rid of lefeats Adware

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by John Nichols, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. John Nichols

    John Nichols Guest

    My desktop computer, which runs on Windows 98, has become infected with
    lefeats.adware. Running Norton shows various files that are associated with
    it, Spyware Doctor finds infections and claims it has removed them, and
    Noadware does likewise.

    Still, my homepage in IE keeps getting changed to about.htm, and at least
    one file associated with this adware keeps showing up on my PC. I have
    tried installing CWShredder, but there is a missing dll file and so I
    haven't been able to install it. I have tried to delete the files from the
    DOS prompt, but I keep getting messages that the file(s) don't exist. I
    have tried to delete them from within Windows Explorer, and either the files
    don't show despite being set to show all files, or, if the file(s) show, and
    I try to delete them, either my system hangs or I get a message telling me
    that the program associated with it is in use.

    Does anyone have any idea of how I can get rid of this adware program and
    its files?
    John Nichols, Dec 23, 2004
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    donnie Guest

    donnie, Dec 24, 2004
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  3. John Nichols

    John Nichols Guest

    Thanks, donnie. I should have mentioned that I have already checked that
    out. The applet that they make available doesn't completely do the job, and
    registry keys they say to delete aren't where Symantec says they should be,
    so I've had little luck in getting them off my hard drive.

    "donnie" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:27:48 GMT, "John Nichols"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Does anyone have any idea of how I can get rid of this adware program and
    > >its files?

    > ##########################
    >

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.iefeats.html
    > donnie
    >
    John Nichols, Dec 24, 2004
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    Jim Watt Guest

    On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:27:48 GMT, "John Nichols"
    <> wrote:

    <snip>

    Having stopped using it for a while because it was not getting
    results, I revisited Adaware and found its been updated and goes
    pretty well and reaches the parts that Spybot misses.

    http://www.lavasoft.de
    --
    Jim Watt
    http://www.gibnet.com
    Jim Watt, Dec 24, 2004
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