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    Hi,

    Well I switched my PC on this morning and decided to go on FS. I had to connect to the internet in order to use Real World Weather. When I connected to the internet I checked my emails and all of a sudden IE whent off and it whent onto my desktop I thought "WTF!?" when I looked on my desktop I saw 3 icons, one with a women, a casino and a loan... I deleted them then asked Soren on MSN what to do, he told me to look in my hard drive and delete anything that was un-familiar and the old cookies, so I did and re-started the PC. When I logged back on it came on again but this time it disconnected me and connected me to another server at 34.5kbs and it also said it was charging me ... Im the only one that uses the computer and I haven't been on Porn, I haven't looked for a loan and I haven't tryed gambling at a casino!!!

    At the moment it hasn't happend again but I am expecting it to Does anybody have any idea's please!?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by RingwaySam
    Hi,

    Well I switched my PC on this morning and decided to go on FS. I had to connect to the internet in order to use Real World Weather. When I connected to the internet I checked my emails and all of a sudden IE whent off and it whent onto my desktop I thought "WTF!?" when I looked on my desktop I saw 3 icons, one with a women, a casino and a loan... I deleted them then asked Soren on MSN what to do, he told me to look in my hard drive and delete anything that was un-familiar and the old cookies, so I did and re-started the PC. When I logged back on it came on again but this time it disconnected me and connected me to another server at 34.5kbs and it also said it was charging me ... Im the only one that uses the computer and I haven't been on Porn, I haven't looked for a loan and I haven't tryed gambling at a casino!!!

    At the moment it hasn't happend again but I am expecting it to Does anybody have any idea's please!?

    Thanks
    sounds like a browser hijacker/spyware to me. right now I'd scan the heck out of the comouter, and if you dont already have it, get Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal (Its Free)
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    • #3
      Go to start/search and run a search for all files "DIALER" and report.
      Also go to control panel/add-remove programs and see if there is a dialer.
      Invest in DSL.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Greg Wilson
        Go to start/search and run a search for all files "DIALER" and report.
        Also go to control panel/add-remove programs and see if there is a dialer.
        Invest in DSL.
        Thanks. I did that but it didn't search anything, I whent into Add/Remove programmes and this came up -


        I deleted it and thought that would be that, but when I logged back on IE a site came up with links how to buy Viagra etc...

        Christian, I will do that now

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        • #5
          alright, and get FireFox
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          Forever New Frontiers

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          • #6
            Looks like it changed your homepage.......so change it back. Close IE and make sure your correct home page is still set on re-opening
            Download lavasoft as Chris sugested an do a full scan.
            Usually these casino/loan/dialer set up are more anoying than harmful and easy to delete.
            Stop opening emails that promise big boobs or the addition of 4 inches in a week.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Greg Wilson
              Stop opening emails that promise big boobs or the addition of 4 inches in a week.
              I don't get them, I get emails like "BJFBSAFABFGDSABIGIGBYAYGYB" lol

              Thanks for the help guys!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                Stop opening emails that promise big boobs or the addition of 4 inches in a week.
                LOL
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                  Looks like it changed your homepage.......so change it back. Close IE and make sure your correct home page is still set on re-opening
                  Download lavasoft as Chris sugested an do a full scan.
                  Usually these casino/loan/dialer set up are more anoying than harmful and easy to delete.
                  Stop opening emails that promise big boobs or the addition of 4 inches in a week.
                  Greg, What does this Dialer do ? Does it capture the browser, and fvck ups the front page ???

                  Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                  Stop opening emails that promise big boobs or the addition of 4 inches in a week.
                  Hahaha

                  Edit: So it only change the setups on your IE ??
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                  • #10
                    Okay well I scanned my PC and found 110 files that were critical it said... I deleted them anyway and started IE up again and the silly site didn't come up so I assume everything is now ok!!!


                    Thanks for the help guys!!!

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                    • #11
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialer

                      110 critical!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is a lot of porn sites.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialer

                        110 critical!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is a lot of porn sites.
                        LMAO

                        I don't go on them, and they were all the same files, I think 15 were Dialer's

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RingwaySam
                          Okay well I scanned my PC and found 110 files that were critical it said... I deleted them anyway and started IE up again and the silly site didn't come up so I assume everything is now ok!!!
                          Thanks for the help guys!!!
                          Glad you got rid of it !
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialer

                            110 critical!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is a lot of porn sites.
                            LMAO!!!!!

                            glad we could help Sam
                            Christian Vlček Sullivan | Through The Fence Photography
                            Forever New Frontiers

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                            • #15
                              Okay, It's come back, AGAIN! Grr! Im going to re-set my settings to last weeks, hopefully that'll work...

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