getting rid of a porn dialer

  reina 00:20 20 Jan 05
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I have been infected with a porn dialer that keeps popping up randomly. Luckily I have broadband and it seems to fail whenever it tries to dia. However due to the explicit nature of the pop-up I can no longer allow my children to use the computer. In my numerous attempts to get rid of it I have used the following software:
Ad-aware, Spybot, AVG, CWShredder, Spysubtract and Hijack This. All of them have come up with different results and have supposedly eliminated the offending files but each time it reappears and takes up 98% of my CPU usage. I have used all these progs in normal and in Safe Mode. There are a number of files involved which seem to re-produce even after a complete scan and deletion by any or all of the above software. The files are:
ese.exe
protect.exe
add.exe
top.exe
winexe.exe
dial.exe

They seem to be impervious to any attempt to get rid of them. Surely someone can help me? I am desperate and don't want to have to reformat.

  Noelg23 00:28 20 Jan 05

try using A2(thats A squared) do a google search...or even AVG...also do a google search..these should do the trick for u...

  Cook2 00:28 20 Jan 05

Enter dialers in the Search on the left and you'll find numerous threads with the answers.

  reina 00:42 20 Jan 05

I have used AVG (see my origianal post and it detected 21 viruses which it was unable to get rid of, perhaps one of these is the offending dialer.
Have entered A2 in googel search engine, got the results, clicked on the A2 url and waited....and waited...and waited. That was 5 mins ago.

  reina 00:45 20 Jan 05

Noel, that was the first thing I did when I came on site. but not one of them offered anything new.

  bof:) 01:03 20 Jan 05

Hi reina, have you tried turning off system restore before you run AVG, rebooting your PC and going into 'safe mode' (usually by continually pressing the F8 button/ or holding down the ctrl button as your pc reboots) and running AVG from there.

Make sure AVG is set to scan all files.

Mike

  Sonic21 01:06 20 Jan 05

Sorry I just noticed you said the virus checker picked up 23! virus I dont think you have much option but to reformat. Its not so bad a nice fresh start for the computer. Also when you do reformat get norton or Macafee. I have Norton which i got after having some virus its blocked every one since but Mcafee has had some good reviews recently.

  ened 06:38 20 Jan 05

I don't like Symantec but for an up-to-date scan try this click here

  reina 12:00 20 Jan 05

Hi bof, yes I have tried all those things (as you will see from my post) none of them got rid of it.

Just one question. If I do re-format I will need to save my present settings and passwords for email and broadband. I know I can transfer them from an old computer to a new one using a cable but in my case I just want to transfer them to my D: partition. Can I do this? How do I recover them from there? And is there a danger of transferring the dialer? Any help will be appreciated.

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