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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by JaqueofDunde, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. JaqueofDunde

    JaqueofDunde Thread Starter

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    I have a strange problem. I was hanging out at my friend's house the other night and decided to go on aim. I remembered my friend telling me about how if you go to a Lord of the Rings chatroom, the people there can translate your name to a "hobbit name". Thinking this would be interesting and having nothing better to do i go to that chatroom and ask if anyone can tell me my hobbit name. The next person to talk gives me a link. i click on it and sure enough, there i am on an adult site. i got rid of the window and it's ads and noticed a "live xxx shows" on the desktop, i deleted it. i also deleted the same thing from the start menu. then i searched for files and folders with that name and deleted all of the files applying to it (only cookies and a few temporary internet files) thinking problem solved i left to go find my friend. today we turned on the computer and an add pops up "live xxx shows" with the icon on the desktop and in the start menu. once you get rid of these the computer is adult content-free but everytime you turn it on, there the add is again. i cant figure out how to make it go away . there is nothing partaining to it anywhere in the search or when i go to add/remove files. i want to get rid of it before her parents find it. HELP ME
     
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    Hello JaqueofDunde!

    Not to worry. This is a common problem with such sites. First, go HERE and download StartupList and run it. It will generate a list of all the stuff running on the computer. Paste it here and people will look over it and let you know how to get rid of that nasty!

    Also: From experience, Let me make a recommendation. Chatrooms are full of dishonest, sadistic people that get their fun by hurting others. It is far too easy to get a virus or trojan or sent to a crash site. My advice is to NEVER click a link that somebody posts in a chatroom.
     

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  3. NomadOfNorad

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    You'll likely also want to install and run SpyBot - Search & Destroy on your machine, (google on that name to find the dload site, the program is free). I had a similar problem to what you described. I had a dirty card-game program icon keep showing up on my desktop, and every time I deleted the program, it just kept returning! Even worse, using the usual Uninstall routine would RUN the program instead of deleting it, and would install a SECOND icon to something else. I had to physically delete the program and its directory... and still it kept coming back.

    Running SpyBot - Search & Destroy (which removes hidden programs that hide themselves in your background tasks) seems to have eradicated it. It's as good an idea to have THIS program installed on your machine (and running it regularly) as it is to have a good virus-checker.
     
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