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Virus Caught from Cnet Download

Hi, Five days ago I downloaded ADNUK45 from CNET. My AvastFree antivirus program warned me that it had detected a virus and had disconnected me from the web page. I thought that it must be a false positive as I have used Cnet for several years. I disabled my antivirus and down loaded the file and immediately afterwards whenever I launch I.E. or click on a link I get a message saying that "Some files have been Corrupted, the program will not function probaly excpt you re-install it". The typo's in the message are not mine. When I click ok the program opens normally. Mozilla Firefox is unaffected. I have installed and scanned with AVGFree but cannot remove the virus. Regards, Terry

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RE: The typo's in the message are not mine

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Is ADNUK45 spelled correctly?

No hits with google on ADNUK45.

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HI JP BILL

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You are right. It's ADNUKE45. Thanks for your effort. Terry

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(NT) what were you trying to download?

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Adnuke?

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Virus Caught from Cnet Download

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OK Everyone. Thanks for your Help. Problem Solved. I am afraid that I did not realise I had installed a Toolbar. I thought that I had down loaded a virus and didn't think to look further than trying a virus scan. Any way to save my blushes and delete this thread? Regards, Terry

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No trace at Download.com

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I couldn't find any trace of ADNUKE45 at www.download.com.

Can you find it yourself again and post the link here?

I do see a file at;
http://www.download.com/Ad-Nuker-Popup-Blocker-Spam-Filter/3000-12770_4-10218533.html?tag=lst-1&cdlPid=10218534
for Ad Nuker Popup Blocker & Spam Filter 4.5, but this was listed in 2003, and all the reviews I read told it was not to be trusted.

If this is what you downloaded and installed then I wonder why you ignored those comments. I also wonder why you ignored your anti-virus when it tried to prevent you from installing it. That is what the anti-virus is for.

Look up BHO in Google, (Browser Helper Objects), and find a utility for removing all the BHO's from your Internet Explorer.

Mark

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