Is this only a link?

  Diemmess 16:05 16 Nov 04
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This is a parallel thread and concerns only a detail.

This is the target string to an unwanted shortcut on the desktop of a family computer. I have shoved in some spaces to avoid it becoming a link in this post.

"C:\Program Files\lnternet Explorer \ lEXPLORE. EXE" http: // www .prrnvvuogpxrkwnjix. ukANzMOT4pBLghribOluKno/ggtGAwU/G/FimR3d9Niz3AvGO87M8uib5ZU6nT4sNC3EAH VujIDV21 MMt49TIE8fOrQgLAynX8l.cgi

I now think it is only a link and deleting the shortcut should get rid of it all?

  TomJerry 16:08 16 Nov 04

get free Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here to get ride them properly.

It will come back if you only delete the link

  fredski 16:33 16 Nov 04

No Diemmess,it is not just a link and probably will not allow you to delete. It also disables diskcleaner. It also hides in inetrnet temp folder.
If Lavasoft fails, try Spy Sweeper click here

  fredski 16:34 16 Nov 04

No Diemmess,it is not just a link and probably will not allow you to delete. It also disables diskcleaner. It also hides in inetrnet temp folder.
If Lavasoft fails, try Spy Sweeper click here

  Diemmess 16:47 16 Nov 04

Just one point (showing my ignorance) This is a computer mess. Trying sort it for family.

They didn't have Spybot, AdAware should be there in the background like ZoneAlarm? (they didn't have that either).

Do I keep all three on that computer or which would you keep?

  fredski 16:49 16 Nov 04

You lot me there. What do you mean? can you explain?

  Cook2 16:50 16 Nov 04

Get Spywareblaster too. click here

  Cook2 16:51 16 Nov 04

and keep the others.

  TomJerry 17:03 16 Nov 04

they do almost as good job as other paid product.

You may also need to check virus as well.

  Diemmess 17:13 16 Nov 04

An earlier thread now well down the list "clearing a mess and unwanted links"........led to this simpler post.

When I saw this computer earlier today it had only AVG for protection, no virus found.

I ran CClean and then installed Spybot and ran that. Spybot fixed about a dozen items.

There still remains Mysearch and 6 shortcuts to other sites including another version of IE (maybe connected with MySearch)

I have assembled a CD of recommended tools -AdAware, SpyBot, CW shredder, Spyblaster, and Zone Alarm (which might have prevented all this nonsense).

Quite simply, which of these worthy cleaner/preventers would you install on tomorrows trip to save the computer, (and my reputation in the family)?

  fredski 17:30 16 Nov 04

Zone Alarm is a firewall and might not nesserily detect spyware. the rest do a good job but spy sweaper will always alart you to attempts at registry changes and changes to brouser setting among other things

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