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What is Delself.bat?

by invaderzimfan11 / October 26, 2008 4:39 AM PDT

Hello, recently I have just discovered my firewall was off.
That would be the answer to all my spyware cookies and adware.

Anyways after a couple of a days, I have noticed a "delself.bat" icon appear my computer screen. What is it, and how can I remove it?

[Also, does anyone know a good Anti-Spyware program? "Spyhunter 3" is probably the best I can think of, but it is not free, and I need a program that at least will give me a trial]

Thanks, Bianca.

[My computer is a "Windows XP Home Edition (DELL)".

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Re: delself.bat
by Kees Bakker / October 26, 2008 5:58 AM PDT
In reply to: What is Delself.bat?

That's a batchfile that something or somebody put on the Desktop. Just open it with Notepad and see what's the content (please post that) if you don't grasp everything).

I don't want to be unkind, but even a newbie should now how to delete an icon on the desktop. That's exactly the same as deleting any file (an icon is just a file) from any folder (the desktop is just a folder). Select it with ONE left click, then either the delete-key or right-click>delete.

As anti-spyware, our Viruses and Security forum recommend MBAM and SUPERANTISPYWARE for a free scan. But with your firewall off, much more nasty programs (trojans, rootkits, viruses) can settle itself into your computer and not all of those are discovered by these two program. So, please, after you scanned with these two programs visit that forum and ask for more advice.

One misunderstanding: cookies are put onto your computer by visiting a site in your browser. Firewalls let them pass and anti-spyware programs let them pass. They are harmless pieces of text. For example, your Cnet logon and password are managed by such a cookie, so you can logon without retyping them, until you delete it.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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And.
by Kees Bakker / October 26, 2008 6:03 AM PDT
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