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« on: December 12, 2006, 03:13:12 AM »

Today when I clicked on Internet Explorer, the first time it came up with p*rn pictures  Evil and told me that if I clicked on a removal tool, it would be fixed. I didn't want to do that and I couldn't get rid of the page so I had to restart my computer.  Later I tried to open Internet Explorer again and this time I got a page saying:  "Virus Infection.  You are infected by Spyware.  Download scanner and removal tool".  Again, I was afraid to download anything!  I ran a scan on my computer with Spybot and also Ad-aware, but the foolish ads still show up when I open Internet Explorer. 

I am using AVG ....the free version.  My system is Windows ME.

I'm not sure what I should do.  If I ignore all of this, will it just go away?  Is it a legitimate message I am getting  and should I follow the instructions to click on the removal tool?

Thanks for any advice you can give me and I hope it won't be too complicated  Laugh

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 03:05:52 PM »

I guess I am supposed to let you know if I solved this problem  Huh?.  This morning the p*rn stuff was still there when I clicked on Internet Explorer and on alternate clicks I would get notice that my computer had spyware and if I clicked on the removal tool (shown), it took me to a website trying to sell me spyware protection.  What a racket!!

I tried to get help on the Microsoft site but they no longer support Windows ME.  I guess it's high time that I thought seriously about upgrading this old machine!!

Thankfully I was able to get some advice from someone today.  He told me to click on tools and then options and to reinstall my browser.  I did that and voila  Grin...everything is back to normal.  Such a simple solution.

So thanks for reading my post but I think it is now no longer a problem and can be deleted.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 11:09:32 PM »

Just incase its still on your computer I suggest a check...

Please download HijackThis.  It will create a directory folder for you in C\Program files. Run a scan and save the log file.  Post the whole log file here.  Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required).  This program will help  determine what,if any, spyware/malware is on your computer.
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