"freedownloadscentre"

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Brynn

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Every time I atempt to download I get redirected to something called 'Freedownloadscentre' and then my download is stopped due to an error message that says "Windows socket error: no connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it (10061), on API". It does not matter where I am downloading from or what I am downloading I get that message every time. I have searched my PC to atempt to find this "freedownloadscentre" and remove it but it must be called something else as I cannot find it.

Can anyone shred any light on this on how to get rid of it from my PC and hopefully stop it from returning again as I have not requested it and do not want it.

Many thanks.

Brynn-Dafydd
 

Brynn

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Hiya,

have tried as recomended downloading the file but unfortunatly as always "Freedownloadscentre" kicks in and puts a stop to the download :( this is driving me mad now
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Brynn-Dafydd
 

Brynn

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Hi again,
have done a seaech for them and also anything to do with spyware in general and the search found nothing.

Brynn-Dafydd
 
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you obviously have something hijacking you browser. Go to tools internet options and delete all temp files as well as offline content and cookies. Next go to add/remove programs and see if there is something listed that you didn't download or looks suspicious.
 

Brynn

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Thanks for all your help. Will try what you recomened and see what happens. Is there a way of getting to browser settings and looking to see what is there that may have caused the hyjack?

Brynn-Dafydd
 
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simple spyware that you are able to get without the proper software.
 
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Also right click on the taskbar and see if there is anything you don't recognize. If so end task it and try the download again for hijackthis.
 
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Also if you have access to another pc you candownload hjt there and copy the zip file to a floppy and unzip it onto the broken pc to run it.
 

Brynn

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Hi,
have done what you recomended and the folders are now empty. I have been doing a search with the help of google after running a program I have called "EndItAll" after noticing some progams I did not understand. The main one is called "rb32.exe" and seems to be a hijacker of some description. Any light on this?
 

Brynn

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can't run any programs as freedownloadscentre pops up everytime I try to save a file/program or open it . Is there any other way to find and delete this file without downloading a file/program or opening a file/program that I do not already have?
 
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Do a search for it form start, search and if you find it try deleting it. You may have to end task it as well.
 
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