Re: Iternet explorer virus???
From: Malke (malke_at_nospoonnotreally.com)
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 20:35:44 -0700
> My internet explorer will NOT let me browse pages, search, send
> emails, etc.
> anytime I try it says: 'Opening nkvd.us.... and the loading bar,
> only flashes
> I've downloaded all the required updates, and none have worked
> Does anyone know what this is?
> Can anyone help?
You have malware on your computer. Do the usual troubleshooting:
Scan with a current antivirus program (meaning a version not earlier
than 2002 and using updated virus definitions) show? Also, remove
spyware with Spybot Search & Destroy from www.safer-networking.org and
Ad-aware from www.lavasoftusa.com. Be sure to update these programs
before running them. These programs are free, so run them both since
they complement each other. It is best to run antivirus and spyware
removal tools in Safe Mode. You may also want to run CWShredder and
HijackThis from http://aumha.org/freeware.htm. Although CWShredder is
no longer being updated, it will still clean older variants of the
CoolWebSearch malware. Please read the instructions carefully. Also,
make sure you've visited Windows Update and applied all security
patches. Do not install driver updates from Windows Update. Make sure
you are running a firewall.
-- MS-MVP Windows User/Shell Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic"