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Porn adware readding icons to desktop

by capn / May 29, 2004 12:04 PM PDT

My sister-in-law called and apparently my brother visited some "unsavory" sites. She keeps deleting the .exe's but they keep getting icons readded to the desktop and the adware is dialing to the UK from the US. The .exe's are 123167.exe and 123168.exe. Anyone have an idea as to how to remove this crap??

Thanks,
Capn

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Re:Porn adware readding icons to desktop
by Y4 / May 29, 2004 12:23 PM PDT
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Re:Porn adware readding icons to desktop
by oonocando / May 29, 2004 11:31 PM PDT

You may want to go to www.safer-networking.org and download Spybot search and destroy. When you install it on your computer it will ask you if you want to enable Teatimer and check yes. With Teatimer enabled on your computer nothing can install itself or make system changes without your permission.This is a free program and is highly rated as a defence against adwre and spyware.
You may also want to go to www.javacoolsoftware.com and dpwnload Spywareblaster and Spywareguard.
You also might want to go to www.Jasons-Toolbox.com and run the browser test and see what kind of advice they give you to reset your browser so the porn sites cant script or pop-up on your computer.
Remember you can never have to much security on your computer and the layering of your defences is the way to go.

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Re:Porn adware readding icons to desktop
by oonocando / May 29, 2004 11:39 PM PDT

One thing i left out of my last reply was that i would suggest that you also go to www.majorgeeks.com and download CrapCleaner. It will remove cookies,typed URL's, MUR's, temperairy fill's etc. This is agood tool to optimize your computer and add a line of privacy.

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Re:Porn adware readding icons to desktop
by Cursorcowboy / May 29, 2004 11:52 PM PDT
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Removing Adware and/or Spyware
by calin / July 6, 2004 8:01 AM PDT

I too will try your protocol for removing Casino Palazzo crap that is on my computer. Should these programs be run in safe mode or not? I've tried Spybot, CW Shredder, Sophos, Norton, and Spyseeker so far, and the crap is still on and my computer is crashing...some 12393.exe file and the Palazzo...but I will try your protocol that includes adaware.

Again: In Safe mode or not? Does it matter?

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Calin, Running Spyware Removers In Safe Mode...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 6, 2004 10:00 AM PDT

...will sometimes allow the program to delete additional files. Some files which are being locked by "normal" Windows won't be when running in "Safe Mode". No guarantees, but it's worth a try.

And if you can actually find the offending program file, or .dll, then you can frequently do the removal manually while in "Safe Mode".

Hope this helps.

Grif

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(NT) It might be removable from Add/Remove programs.
by caktus / May 30, 2004 2:05 AM PDT

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Re: Porn adware readding icons to desktop
by jasmineinfl / July 6, 2004 3:11 PM PDT

My laptop had the same problem. I recently saw a news article regarding adware and spyware popup problems with regard to Microsoft Internet Explorer. According to the article, the adware/spyware prog. stems from a defect in Internet Explorer and is/was created by hackers in order to access individual and/or corporate computers. Microsoft says that if you upgrade your operating system regularly then you should not be affected by it. The other suggestion was to stop using internet explorer and use netscape navigator. I did both of these things and also tried a free popup removal prog offered through www.google.com. I still have a few issues but NOTHING like I did. Hope I helped.

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