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Posted: 4/1/2006 1:56:26 PM EDT
Ok I'll admit it I was looking at porn so I should have know better. Anyway I got infested by some crap that I can't get rid of. The files I need to delete are all in the C:\windows\system32 file
they are
\mssearchnet.exe
\hp5c68.tmp
\stickrep.dll

these are the ones Mcafee keeps finding but I can't quarentine them, delete, or clean them.
I found them in my C directory and can't delete them because they are in use. Can I get at them in the registry and if so where would they be located?

So much for my first day off in 4 weeks. I should've gone to work
ETA
Oh and how convienient I'm getting hammered with anti spyware ads by Quake and a few others
ETA # 2
My homepage keeps getting changed no matter what I do
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:58:41 PM EDT
Crabs? Herpes?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:00:38 PM EDT
Download some anti spyware programs, and AVG free(I hate Mcafee) reboot in safe mode in then scan
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:02:52 PM EDT
You may ahve to partion your hard -drive and start from scratch.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:07:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 2:07:56 PM EDT by southeast_scrounger]

Originally Posted By spectre7:
You may ahve to partion your hard -drive and start from scratch.



If he'd leave his 'hard drive' alone, he wouldn't have this problem.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:09:27 PM EDT
http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:14:09 PM EDT
Alt+Ctrl+Del and close everything except taskbar and explorer.

Delete your troubles then.

If they keep respawning themselves just close them faster or restart in safe mode and "find" them.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:19:08 PM EDT
Nuke it from orbit Format your harddrive. Its the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:29:35 PM EDT
I thnk its time for a ND, right into the tower.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:53:31 PM EDT
A few to try ..

AVG Free

Trend Micro home scan

Hijack this ( sometimes allows you to manual delete the files )

CW Shredder ( works wonders for browser hi-jackers
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:08:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Nuke it from orbit Format your harddrive. Its the only way to be sure.



Format and reload
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:10:52 PM EDT
Get AVG Free It will "Quarantine" the affected software and stop giving you headaches
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:14:17 PM EDT
AVG is good, but you may have to be in safe mode.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:18:48 PM EDT
If you are running Windows XP you can return to yesterday or the day before and lose your problems along with your porn files. I had to do this to lose a "bug".
I don't remember the procedure but you can dig it out of the manual. I think NT and maybe 2000 has this option also.
DITTO on AVG Free and AdAware. Be careful where you download from. try Cnet first.
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