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Posted: 10/5/2004 9:33:42 AM EDT
I've got this damn program that has somehow installed itself on my computer. I know it has something to do with the internet, because it keeps trying to connect when I am browsing. I delete the files, but they keep coming back. They are, at least what I have found, deleted, and shown up again on my local drive C: dir:

124782, The icon shows a womans partial face. It says the digital sig is a "browser plug-in.
hooks.dll , Application Extension, Unknown application
124782.EXE-00874CE2.pf , this is located in windows/prefetch

I'll be browsing, click on a link and at odd times a windows window will pop up and start "installing." Just as if you were installing a file. Then my firewall will ask for permission to access the internet, I click "no." Then the web page was was looking at changes to this message:

There seems to be a problem preventing you from proceeding at this time.
The error that occured was:

-Download error #2
-Please try again later.

and the url changes to:

" http://www.dialeradmin.com/cgi-bin/err4.cgi?prog=ldr&ver=4.000&code=2&info=0,2ee7&aid=124782&skid=sk001&langid=&winver=Windows+NT+5.1;2600;6.0.2800.1106&ci=1-12 "

I'm done my virus scans using both Panda and Norton... I've also done the spyware thing using AdAware. I delete the files and they just reappear later. How do I get rid of this crap.

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:39:33 AM EDT

You need to download and run ad-aware and spybot search & destroy. Get both from download.com.

If that doesn't fix it, get someone who knows wtf they are doing to run HijackThis to clean the registry.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:41:02 AM EDT
Looks like someone's been visiting Russian porn sites . . .
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:42:29 AM EDT
Heh heh...

Thanks I'll try those programs.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:43:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:44:11 AM EDT
Do a little research on PC Hell. I followed the directions on there to get rid of homepage hijacker and it worked well. AdAware is only good for detecting spyware on your computer, it does nothing for finding what is allowing it to get there in the first place. Try downloading Hijack This, its good for detecting spyware.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:30:37 AM EDT
So far, seems to have worked.

Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:32:36 AM EDT
Google is thy friend


Do some more searching and make sure the keylogger (If there was/is one) is gone as well.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:25:22 PM EDT
Knoppix and Morphix are thy friends too.

Folks, if you want your PC to be safe, just use them while browsing the web. You don't have to install them on your hard drive, you can keep your existing Windows installation, and you can visit pretty much every nasty site you want to without worrying about your machine getting nuked.

Just boot the Knoppix (or Morphix, if your machine has an nVidia chipset) CD, let it load, browse merrily away, and shut down your machine when you're done. No worries.

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 6:11:50 AM EDT
The exe's that are giving you the trouble are not the source of the program. Trojans, viruses, and spyware are hidden way down in registry, or other hidey holes, and reinstall themselves on a regular basis, either on reboot, or just every so often. This is why they resist removal. The spyware removal programs find the source of this PITA and remove it there, cleaning it out of registry or whereever.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 6:14:48 AM EDT
Porn pa porn porn porn.

Yeah bastard hahaha
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 6:34:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By BenDover:

You need to download and run ad-aware and spybot search & destroy. Get both from download.com.

If that doesn't fix it, get someone who knows wtf they are doing to run HijackThis to clean the registry.


I was having all kinds of problems with spyware and popups, running those two programs several times (you can't just run them once each and be done, you have to run them both unti they both go through complete scans without finding anything), not a popup since. It was so bad that I had even switched to Mozilla/Firefox, and would still get popups with no browser open. after running those I run IE with no annoying problems at all.

If using XP, there is that system Restore function. I have had a few bad ones, and after doing all of the above, it would still re-occur. System Restore may help you find the way........
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:40:54 AM EDT
TrojanHunter is a good program for removing such things. 30 day free trial, available here: www.misec.net/

Also, get Spywareblaster, available here: www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:46:59 AM EDT
make sure you have the latest IE and XP patches
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