Re: Getting rid of program loaded from website
From: Chuck (none_at_example.net)
Date: 31 Aug 2004 11:40:08 -0500
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:02:34 -0400, Edw. Peach <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 14:50:32 +0100, Someone <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Depends what it is. Are there any specific names appearing anywhere -
>>like for example are you always taken to a certain website?
>No, I do not get re-directed. As I stated, I use Firefox as my
>default browser, and in fact IE does not have access to the internet
>unless I specify, on a per visit basis. What is odd is that I get two
>windows open in Firefox of my intended site, and then About:Blank in
>Internet Explorer, even though I have IE set to ask permission to go
>online. I ran my AV yesterday and found no viruses.
>Later today, I'll try running Ad-Aware and Spybot again and see if
>those programs show up again.
If this involves about:blank, HijackThis
<http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3155> and expert advice might be a
Create a separate folder for HijackThis, such as C:\HijackThis - copy the
downloaded file there. Then, run HijackThis ("Scan"). Do NOT make any changes
immediately. Save the HJT Log.
Finally, have your HJT log interpreted by experts at one or more of the
following security forums (and post it, or a link to your forum posts, here):
Spyware Info: <http://forums.spywareinfo.com/>
Spyware Warrior: <http://spywarewarrior.com/index.php>
Tom Coyote: <http://forums.tomcoyote.org/>
Also, Edw, please don't contribute to the spread and success of email address
mining viruses. Your munging technique needs improvement.
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.