Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
    Posts
    9,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    More freaking computer problems!

    Somehow one of those adware program files (one of those ones that tracks your internet usage and forwards the material to spammers) found it's way onto my computer last night, and while I've located it (it's in the C://windows/temp directory), I can't seem to delete or quarantine it. I've tried using Norton on it and one or two other things, but I either get a message saying "this file cannot be deleted" or it closes windows explorer. What I want to know is how I get rid of the bloody thing, and where can I find a spanky firewall to prevent it happening again?
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
    "We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
    My blog.
    My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.

  2. #2
    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Holladay, Utah.
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Roholoff 500 & Bob IBEX
    Posts
    4,257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whats the file name?

  3. #3
    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
    Posts
    9,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't have it in front of me right now (logged in from work), but from memory it was 13A2.exe or something similar.
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
    "We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
    My blog.
    My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.

  4. #4
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if it is a hijacker, try CWShredder. If that doesn't work, try Hijackthis - caution: this shows registry files, and if you do not know what to look for, best to avoid it until someone familiar with reg-editing can walk you through it. Iused Hijackthis in tandem with the issue, and searched Google groups...no more redirected websites!
    I also run Ad Aware 6 (freeware) and Search and Destroy...no probs here.

    888you can also get the full file name and search others follies with it via google...that's how I figure out what I let in and what I let out.
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  5. #5
    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
    Posts
    9,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ran Ad Aware 6 on it last night, that was how I found it, but apparently it couldn't be removed. I'll try the other things tonight if I can find them.
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
    "We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
    My blog.
    My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.

  6. #6
    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did you restart in safe mode (hit F8 about once a second after powering on until the boot selection screen pops up) and run Ad Aware again or try to delete the file manually?

    Zone Alarm is a free firewall program, although it's not perfect. People I know have had trouble with it disconnecting AOL instant messenger randomly after installing it. You can get a decent deal on the upgrade to Norton Internet Security if you have antivirus. It includes a firewall that is much better than McAffee or the standard XP firewall, IMO. It won't fix your problem with "spanky" not being in the Word spellchecker, though.
    "The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad

  7. #7
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With adaware run a second program called Search and Destroy. Adaware can't remove/find EVERY bot. Combined they are pretty unbeatable.

  8. #8
    Dirt Jumper SaCrEd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    My Bikes
    2003 Kona Scab
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    Somehow one of those adware program files (one of those ones that tracks your internet usage and forwards the material to spammers) found it's way onto my computer last night, and while I've located it (it's in the C://windows/temp directory), I can't seem to delete or quarantine it. I've tried using Norton on it and one or two other things, but I either get a message saying "this file cannot be deleted" or it closes windows explorer. What I want to know is how I get rid of the bloody thing, and where can I find a spanky firewall to prevent it happening again?
    Sounds like a spybot. Click Here to download Spybot Search & Destroy. AS so as you have installed it, update the files and then immunize your computer. Run a scan on your computer to get rid of all (well, almost all) of the spybots on your computer. It may or may not get rid of it or fix your problem but its worth a shot. I use it and it works swell for me. BTW, this is not pirated in case you are wondering. The person who wrote the program doesn't see why you should pay to get rid of malicious files on your computer. Give it a try.
    - SaCrΣd -

    Kona

  9. #9
    Senior Member Trek Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    On my bike
    Posts
    318
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This website should help you get rid of whatever spyware or virus is ailing your PC.

    Security Tango Click on the "Let's Dance!" button.

  10. #10
    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The edge of b#
    My Bikes
    A whole bunch-a bikes.
    Posts
    5,401
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Just curious do you use IE for web browsing? From what I understand a browser like Opera or Firefox will prevent a lot of this code from installing on your machine. Anyone?

  11. #11
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh yeah... With MSIE I was getting 18 - 25 SpyBot problems with my weekly maintenence. Since I've switched to Firefox over two months ago... zero, zip, zilch, NADA Not one baddie has made its way in in better than 8 weeks. I'm sold!

    If that's not enough, Firefox has a gerat pop-up manager too :-))))))))))))))))))))))

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •