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Fuck. i have 6 desktop icons that usually appear every onece in a while. whatever.i just delete them. now they're back, and i can't delte them, or move them. what the fuck?
each one is :
Website Hosting
Bingo
Casino Online
Printer Cartridges
Card Games
Poker
Travel


any diea how to get rid of them????? i did a ssytem restore to 4 days ago, and they were gone for a few minutes, but now they are back. i ran the trend micro online virus thing and didn't come up with anything also.


i ran spybot and ad aware and didn't do shit.

WTF?!
 

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Are they the new versions of spybot and adaware (spybot 1.3 and adaware personal or somethin) update them also. After that, if you're good with computers you may want to try cwshredder and hijack this.
 

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download hijack this... then post what it finds for me, I'll show you what is safe to remove. If we're ever on at the same time and you have highspeed I could also remotely control your PC, but some people are not comfortable with that, so it's your choice. As for the hard boot highanddry.... I prefer a resistance to gravity test.
 

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Hey Daisy - I finally got off my over-sized toilet and downloaded spybot, stinger and hijack this.

There were no viruses on my computer, as diagnosed via stinger, somehow. But man, I had 16,000 temporary internet files (I thought my scheduled maintenace would have kept this number much lower, but apparently not).

Spybot found 64 items, which I removed. The computer speed improved but still didn't seem as fast as I need it to be, with my super sized Cray 2 brain and all.

So I went for Hijack This.

It found 10 or 11 data miners (Danger = Minor Annoyance) that Spybot didn't find and one trojan (Danger = Threat) that Spybot didn't find. I couldn't remove them without registering, which I didn't do. However, I also didn't wanna delete them in case that wasn't a wise move. The only one that concerns me is the trojan, as follows:

Vendor = W32/IRCBot-N
Object = C:\Windows\System\winupd.exe

1. Should I remove it? If so, I guess I have to register with Hijack This, right?
2. How come Hijack This found data miners that spybot didn't?
3. How do I keep the number of Temporary Internet files smaller?
4. Why are you so gay?

Thanks in advance.
 

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4. With a name like Daisy, would you expect any less? He seems to take his frustrations out by hitting me in the nutsack. I don't appreciate it, but I expect it from a guy like him.

3. From internet explorer, go to Tools, Internet options, Settings. Then there's a scroll bar to control the size of temporary internet files. I was told to keep it around 10-15MB to help load pages faster. Not sure if this is true or not.

1 and 2 Daisy can take care of. I'm sure he'll either edit this post to make me sound dumb or kick me in the nads.
 

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Yoda said:
4. With a name like Daisy, would you expect any less? He seems to take his frustrations out by hitting me in the nutsack. I don't appreciate it, but I expect it from a guy like him.

3. From internet explorer, go to Tools, Internet options, Settings. Then there's a scroll bar to control the size of temporary internet files. I was told to keep it around 10-15MB to help load pages faster. Not sure if this is true or not.
Yeah, I know why he's so gay actually. I was just advertising it. He seems to love your nutsack for some reason.

I think my Temporary Internet files size limit is 650 MB or something. I already made it smaller than the recommended limit, so I thought this would be sufficient. Apparently not! When you scale down the slider bar, it only wnats you to go as low as 195 MB. Why is the recommended space alottment so enormous (like Yoda's wang)?
 

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Sometimes spybot doesn't have all of the updates in it... things come up every day. As for the removing things with spybot... the one seems to be the windows automatic update, but it really isn't. It is a virus, stinger doesn't search for all viruses. It's kinda like Yoda's brain... it can do basic functions, but anything that requires 20+ braincells, it's too much work. I would say that almost any virus scanner can get rid of that file, but removing it with hijackthis won't work cause it will just come back each time you start the computer. Ask me anymore questions you want.


Your secret lover,
Daisy.
 

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Thanks Swigger and Daisy.

I am not prepared to switch to Firefox right now. I will certainly look into this in a couple of weeks.

I currently have no virus protection, other than stinger, which I just downloaded yesterday. What should I get in order to eliminate that trojan or how do I eliminate it? Free stuff is great. I'm cheap.
 

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Just try the cheap shizat and see if it removes it... if not, u gotta go to Norton eventually. Spend some of ur $25,000.
 

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no, hijackthis will remove it until u restart the computer... it's not a virus removal program. I don't think that you have to register it either.
 

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just find a free program like avg or panda or somethin. they aren't as good, but they might work.
 

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OR! You can be illegal and goto a Serials or cracks website and get a serial number or crack for the program. Thats how I got Registry Mechanic, Diskeeper, and a bunch of other stuff to work. The reason some programs don't detect things while others do detect them it the fact that they have different lists. The program doesn't look for random things. It runs from a list and searches the hard drive for each of those specificed threats/miners. If it's not in the list, then it won't find it. With each new update they add more stuff, but it may take them a while to get to it. Adaware SE is a good spyware tool.
 

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Well, I've been on a bit of a computer clean-up rampage, thanks to the help of you guys.

Good advice on the Adaware SE! I had been using Adaware 6 routinely (which I downloaded half a year ago), but Adaware SE found tons of stuff that Adaware 6 didn't find. Guess I better continue to check for update on Adaware. I've also been using Stinger and Spybot.

I ran AVG and PANDA. PANDA couldn't clean up any of the 7 items it found. AVG only found one of these 7, but was was able to disinfect it. Of the 6 outstanding items that PANDA found, Adaware SE found and cleaned up 4 of them.

However, two items remain from the PANDA scan that I have been unable to deal with. They are both adware and are both resident in my WINDOWS registry. They are MediaTickets and SuperSpider.

Anybody know what I have to do to get rid of these or what kind of trouble they could present? It seems my comp continues to have its problems (occasional slow internet access and occasional crashing) despite the efforts to date.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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