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couple of quick questions

by andy55 / October 30, 2004 4:22 AM PDT

Please help

I'm using Windows XP and since I downloaded Mozilla Firefox onto my desktop whenever I click on a desktop icon I get a pop up message

'Windows cannot find http.....etc etc....make sure you typed typed the name correctly and try again'

It doesn't seem to be a major problem as the pages still load but can anyone tell me how to switch off the pop-up??

thanks

Also.....did a virus scanwith 'Avast' and it tells me I have a virus in a windows file....i don't know if the file is too important to delete...here's the details

file name: vxiewer.ocx
ori. folder:C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
Virus Description:Win32DyfucDldr-G(tr)
File ID 4

Anyone know what I should do

Many thanks for your help

Andy

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Re: couple of quick questions
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 30, 2004 5:00 AM PDT

I'd post that in the Security forum since that's their forte.

FWIW, I don't allow ANY Spyware or pest on my machines. It's just not done...

Bob

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Re: couple of quick questions
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 30, 2004 5:54 AM PDT

Hi Andy,

The vxiewer.ocx is a trojan. I found it on my PC a couple of weeks ago when AVG popped up with a virus warning. I wasn't browsing anywhere particular as I recall. It just arrived.

Your Avast AV should have offered you the option to quarantine the virus. If so, do that and if you find you need it later you can always reinstall it.

Beware, if your system has created a Restore Point since the virus entered your system, then the Restore Point is also likely to be infected. I had to do a restore on my system a few days later and as soon as it was finished AVG popped up with the same virus warning.


Your Firefox browser appears to be loading a Home Page which does not exist. Open up Preferences and find the Home Page area and change it to your own, or to CNET.com, or Yahoo.com or Google.com, etc.

I hope this helps.


Mark

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