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link that came up in right hand corner of computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dianeowre, Oct 26, 2006.

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  1. dianeowre

    dianeowre Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2006
    A link came up suddenly yesterday in the right hand corner of the computer of icons that I do not understand and will not go away...it keeps popping up saying "you may be a victim of software contefeiting" and when I hit it to find out what it means it just advertises computer software to purchase...Help Please!! [email protected] I have microsoft windows XP
  2. dianeowre

    dianeowre Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2006
  3. giovannicosta


    Aug 24, 2006
    Hi and welcome to TSG

    You need to use HJT, follow these instcructions exactly:

    Download HijackThis go to the following:
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
    A security expert should take a look at your log - please be patient.
  4. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Please post your hijackthis log and I'll be happy to have a look.
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