gcac.exe file

  tony43 14:01 04 Jan 06
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gcac.exe file tries to access the internet from my pc then shows warning that i may be connected to a premium rate line
i cannot delete the file
i can only keep blocking it but the firewall warns me every 3 mins that it is blocking
please could someone help

  Hamish 14:25 04 Jan 06

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  Hamish 15:22 04 Jan 06

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  anthony01 00:15 03 Feb 06

I have got exactly the same problem with this gcac.exe program. Did Tony 43 get it sorted and if so, how. First I knew of it was when I got a prompt from BT to tell me about unusual useage of my telephone to access premium rate number.

  badhair1963 01:08 03 Feb 06
  anthony01 09:16 03 Feb 06

thanks for the info. as a complete beginner, how do i go about getting rid of the culprit file.

  badhair1963 13:59 03 Feb 06

Turn off System Restore by clicking Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> System Restore -> Turn off System restore. Reboot your computer into safe mode (hold down the "Del" key while you reboot. It's near your right-hand "Shift" key. Under the options that come up when the computer starts, choose "Safe Mode".

While in Safe Mode, run a virus check with up to date virus definitions. This should clear the virus. Re-enable System Restore (see above). Restart your computer.

If that doesn't do the trick, get back to us. Someone else might have a better idea.

  anthony01 22:11 03 Feb 06

Couldn't find System Restore on my Windows 98 machine but ran virus and spybot check in safe mode - nothing much turned up. But then went into Windows Explorer, found gcac file and deleted it. The system didn't previously let me delete it but it did this time ?because I was in safe mode? Anyway, things seem to be OK now. Very grateful to you for taking an interest. Fingers crossed and I'll see what happens next.

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