in looking further, I realize these files are logs from spybot. I don't have time to search alexa and wild tangent right now.
I have a Dell Dimension 4600, running WindowsXp. I created this problem myself because I downloaded a few desktop themes and now have spyware. Also, maybe my kids added to this with their aim buddy icons/themes.
McAfee found a trojan "Exploit Byte Verify" in my daughter's settings. I can only quartine this file, not delete.
I also run adaware and spybot which have uncovered dso exploit, alexa, and wild tangent.
In the past, I got rid of spyware by signing onto windows and going into themes and deleting them. But when I try to sign onto my screen name, much of my computer screen is black!!!!! I simply cannot get into control panel and delete because I can't see.
My daughter has her screen name and is having the same problem. I can only sign onto xp with my son's screen name. (no black). But I cannot get into the themes I need to delete.
I've done a search on my computer for dso exploit, and so far it has found 56 files containing Dso Exploit. (searched hidden files/folders). These files all appear to be in documents/settings. The first part of the files say " fixes or checks" but the first few files say " statistics and configuration settings."
My questions are: Can I now go in and delete these files? Which ones should I not delete so I don't screw up my computer? Is there a way to delete multiples files at once? And would I do the same- search for alexa and wild tangent and delete them?
I am sorry for the long post and questions.