Unwanted internet porn

  Faser 10:46 17 Mar 03
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While searching for a new keyboard on the net I left my pc for a couple of minutes. To my horrer when I came back pages of illegal porn had loaded & a warning from the fire-wall that an attempt had be made to access a c.c number. I have cancelled card but am now concerned that the vile crap is still on my hard drive; help needed urgently!

  Peverelli 11:00 17 Mar 03

In IE, go to Tools > Internet Options and under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Files. Tick in box 'Delete all Offline Content' You'll probably want to download 'Spider' to clear your index.dat as well. Have a look here: click here

  vaughan007 11:10 17 Mar 03

From what I can gather you dont need this with IE6. Maybe I am wrong? You can also download one of these disk cleaning utilities from here click here

  AndySD 11:25 17 Mar 03

No need to panic it sounds like its a dialer. First go to Control Panel and ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS and look for a dialer or similar and remove it. Now go to Network connections and see if there is a new entry there.

Also download AdAware and run it .... click here update it before running it.

When done you should be OK.

  TimC 11:54 17 Mar 03

I agree with AndySD

How did you know:
a. That it was illegal porn? Unsavoury and unwanted, yes, but illegal? A lot of content that appears, when you get your search strings wrong may purport to be illegal when I suspect it isn't - sick advertising I guess. It might be worth installing software to block pop-ups as AndySD suggests.
b. That someone had attempted to access a credit card number? What firewall software was telling you that, and how did it know that credit card data was being attacked?

You may have been the victim of these annoying pop-ups that some vendors use to sell their disk cleaning software e.g. "Everything Your Computer running WIN XP IP address xxx.xx.xx.xxx is broadcasting its identity, your credit card info is at risk etc".

I hope for your sake this is the case - and you may be reassured by this?

  cheapskate2k 13:24 17 Mar 03

For piece of mind you could try installing and runing adware, that should check your system for anything like that and delete it. Its a free download, do a google search for it as I cant rememeber off the top of my head where you can get it from.

  €dstow 14:56 17 Mar 03

I think cheapskate2k meant Ad-aware, not what he wrote click here

You may want to load Spybot S&D click here and Spywareblaster click here

All are similar but distinctly different in what they do. Only small downloads.

€d

  Faser 21:25 17 Mar 03

Thanks everyone. I,m working late so have not had a chance to try your suggestions yet.
The reason I am so pissed is as I tried to clear the pages I saw one that appeared to involve kids!
Also the firewall didnt seem to work as it should.
Once again thanks for your help I'll let you know what I find on my pc.

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