Have you tried deleteing the contents of the cookie folder and the temperory
internet files and then doing a control/alt/delete ,you should see a list of
whats running and see if there is anything you do not recognise.
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mordechai" <airflow@...>
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Need some help, please
> Hello and thanks,
> Well, as Mr. Jeff Scism adviced on his answer, I ran an online virus chk,
> and after about 4.5 hours (three large disks) it reported 2 adware
> files, which by the way they 'sit' there for quit a while so I do not
> they did it.
> Then I ran my "Webroot SpySweeper" no findings, and finaly I ran my
> Anti-Trojan - no findings.
> Now I'm going to download that "hijack" program and see what this will
> Funny, but I would be satisfied if there were findings, so there are tools
> to fight them, but right now as it looks, it will be more difficult and
> maybe I'll have to do some re-installations.
> Thanks again
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sisterscape" <sisterscape@...>
> To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 2:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [NTO] Need some help, please
>> Sounds like some spyware or malware. First run Spybot and AdAware.
>> Then scan with HijackThis <http://www.hijackthis.de/> and post the file
>> it generates on one of their forums. I've never had to do this but I've
>> heard from others that they have gotten excellent advice by doing that.
>> Good luck. sisterscape
>> --- Mordechai <airflow@...> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > While being at my PC doing something (I am not quit sure but I think
>> > it was connected to the Internet), I clicked on some program's
>> > shortcut to start it, when suddenly I got an error message on the
>> > screen, it was so fast and sudden I even could not read it, and
>> > windows informed me it starts a shut-down sequence.
>> > The shut-down was very quick (not the normal as I know it).
>> > After some seconds I pressed the start button and the PC started its
>> > boot sequence, but something was wrong - some programs which has to
>> > start with the boot did not start.
>> > This time I made a reboot and no better results(oh yes, it was my
>> > logon and my profil).
>> > Now I made a "Restore" to the nearest restore point and everything
>> > was back to normal, to be sure, I made a new restore point myself.
>> > After a while I had to make a reboot and again it was as described
>> > above, I restored to the new-made restore point but it was wrong
>> > again.
>> > This time I started to reconfigure those programs which have to start
>> > with the reboot, the first one was the "Norton Antivirus" , the
>> > auto-protect was "off" (dont know why), I tried to change it to "on"
>> > but it refused to change.
>> > I made a restore to the same point as above and again everything was
>> > normal.
>> > Now I wonder why the new restore point (which I made while everything
>> > was OK), did not keep the normal situation, and in a day or two I am
>> > going to loose that "good" restore point.
>> > I ran a virus check (very updated) and no findings.
>> > All hardware, control-panel etc. is OK.
>> > OS is win xp pro+sp1.
>> > This is my story, any idea will be wellcome.
>> > Thanks in advance.
>> > Mordechai
>> > airflow@...
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