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Explorer taken over by Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by tunacowboy, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. tunacowboy

    tunacowboy Thread Starter

    Feb 1, 2005

    My explorer window has been taken over by internet explorer. I can view folders but not files. I recieve a message that activeX is not enabled. It is but not for potentail risky files.

    MS Explorer activates and lauches into the following:


    It launches several windows and at the sames time makes a clicking sound.

    Also has a 125189.dlr automatically loaded that I delete and it comes back.

    What can I do? I have 2 days into this after being out of town for 3 weeks. HELP
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi tunacowboy

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    You have picked up some malware.

    If possible, Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites
    Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
    Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.

    Download HijackThis (ver 1.99) to a folder on your desktop.
    This is the executable file and does not require unzipping.
    Start HijackThis
    click on Do a system scan and save a logfile.
    Most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.

    Close HijackThis and post your complete logfile here and one of our security experts will take a look at it.

    Let us know if you have any problems running HijackThis.
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