Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Infected?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Infected?

    Well, I was googling for "teapot repair"* and got a porn link and, oops clicked on a pic. Now I've got a blinking "?" in the tray (real ?) in the lowest right hand corner of my screen and can't seem to get rid of it.

    Seemingly assiciated with the blinking "?" is a little recurring poping sound and a tendency for my PC to open Explorer (I run Mozilla Firefox) to tell me I need to download a virus protection program. I don't want to do this as whenever I've tried installing AVG Free it slows my system down and finds nothing with its scans.

    Other than these annoyances, my system in not slowed down at all.

    What can/should I do to get rid of the new, unwanted additions?

    *After having repaired a Yixing teapot w epoxy. It holds so far but I was/am concerned about possible toxins in tea brewed in it from the epoxy. Google found NOTHING.
    "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
    J.B.S.Haldane

    #2
    never ever click on a porn link....sexual transmissible diseases can occur.lol
    i hope the virus will not damage your hardware.

    Comment


      #3
      Possibly you inadvertently downloaded some type of program from the site. You need to figure out the name of the program. Go to your control panel, then click on add/delete programs. If you see the program, you can delete it. Any shortcut on your desktop must also be deleted seperately.

      btw- stop surfin those porn sites.

      Comment


        #4
        Originally posted by chasb
        Possibly you inadvertently downloaded some type of program from the site. You need to figure out the name of the program. Go to your control panel, then click on add/delete programs. If you see the program, you can delete it. Any shortcut on your desktop must also be deleted seperately.

        btw- stop surfin those porn sites.
        Fxck, chasb, I really was googling for "teapot repair" and got the link to a pornsite; try it and see. I did screw up by clicking on one of the links and now I'm paying for it.

        When the blinker opens Explorer it offers me various virus protection programs w free scans but my firewall blocks downloading them, while allowing the download of AVG Free?

        adi, thanks for the advice.
        "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
        J.B.S.Haldane

        Comment


          #5
          check download.com and download Spybot Search and Destroy. Run that, reboot, run again, reboot, repeat until it stops finding things.

          Comment


            #6
            Still Infected

            Originally posted by Andy
            check download.com and download Spybot Search and Destroy. Run that, reboot, run again, reboot, repeat until it stops finding things.
            Andy, I had already run Spybot before I posted seeking help here. I've run it again twice and after the Immunization the program displayed "All detected bad items were already blocked", twice.
            "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
            J.B.S.Haldane

            Comment


              #7
              Juke_spin,

              I'm not sure if this works or not for spyware/mal-ware but for viruses I know it doens't work, but you can try to system restore to a day before you downloaded that program, it may work, probalby not though worth a try maybe!

              Also try
              Ad-Aware

              its like SpyBot
              Injured:10-16-04
              C7/C8, T1 incomplete;


              For stalkers convenience:
              Blog:
              http://www.ordealsonwheels.com/
              Facebook:
              http://www.facebook.com/#!/coryssanchez
              Progress:
              http://photobucket.com/albums/b290/swooty/
              My drawings:
              http://kanvases.com/sites/corysanchez/home

              Comment


                #8
                I ten to run both as well (ad aware and spybot) b/c they will sometimes miss something, and the other one will catch it.
                T7-8 since Feb 2005

                Comment


                  #9
                  Wow, spybot didnt get it. I guess it's time to start looking for fishy things in add/remove programs and then checking suspect processes you can kill. Maybe purge IE's cashe and cookies too. It's hiding there somewhere!

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Cory and sjean, thanks. I'm running Ad-Aware now, after doing the update thing.
                    "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                    J.B.S.Haldane

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Originally posted by Andy
                      Wow, spybot didnt get it. I guess it's time to start looking for fishy things in add/remove programs and then checking suspect processes you can kill. Maybe purge IE's cashe and cookies too. It's hiding there somewhere!
                      Before doing anything else I checked the add/remove and purged a suspect program but the problems persist. I may try Cory's suggestion and do a System Restore to yesterday's config - see how that works.
                      "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                      J.B.S.Haldane

                      Comment


                        #12
                        I ran Ad-Aware and removed what it found but still have the problem.

                        How do I do a System Restore?
                        "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                        J.B.S.Haldane

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Originally posted by Juke_spin
                          I ran Ad-Aware and removed what it found but still have the problem.

                          How do I do a System Restore?
                          if you have XP. clik start, all programs, accessories, system tools, system restore. clik on a date thats before the date you we're searchin for porn.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Also try HouseCall from Trendmicro.com It's free and very effective. BUT slow 2+hrs.

                            I like to use it as a ultimate catch-all.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Run Ad-aware a few times. If you see that any programs that you removed keep reinstalling, Google them for program specific advice. You also might try running Ad-aware in safe mode.
                              Foolish

                              "We have met the enemy and he is us."-POGO.

                              "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."~Edgar Allan Poe

                              "Dream big, you might never wake up!"- Snoop Dogg

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X