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« on: December 27, 2004, 11:14:43 AM »

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Hi Folks,

I need some comments from you on a problem one of my very close friend is facing.

So the situation goes like this-they had a new computer installed at their office and it was meant for exclusively my friend's usage.
The person in charge of the comp section came installed it and went but they had lots of probs regarding getting connected to the internet ( it was a dial up connection) and also the comp seemed to shut down half teh time.

That was in fact ok coz my friend had to face another embarassing situation in which upon plugging in the network cable, a pop up window (error window) came up which referred to a p*rn site and that proves to be really embarassing.

This is a mystery coz only she and 2 other users had access to the machine and then the internet was also not functioning well.
What could the problem be due to?
Could it be some virus/trojans etc doing this act?

Please advise. It would be of immense help.

Thanks,
K
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 02:16:23 PM »

Hi kavithasmenon

Just because they are getting pop-ups referring to p*rn sites doen not mean they visited those sites. They are probably riddled with adware, spyware, malware or even hijacked.
I will give you some suggestions to clean up the pc alittle. Beings they are on dial-up you can burn these tools to a disc and then copy them to the hard drive.

Download / Install / Update / and Run:

SpyBot S&D 1.3  
And:
Adaware SE
Always check for updates before scanning the computer.

If they haven't scanned for viruses lately Update the virus definitions and scan the computer.

They may also Scan with this free online scanner Housecall

If you are still needing assistance, let us know we can have you post a HJT log to see if they are hijacked.

Hope this helped
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004, 03:49:26 AM »

Hi geekgirl,

Thank you so much. I shall advise my friend to run the checks that u have suggested...It would be great if you could give me some reference sites wherein it is indicated that popping up of such windows does not mean that an user has accessed those sites coz it seems she is in soup because of the matter having been taken to higher officials which is indeed very silly of them to do without having actually looked into the matter.
Her job is now at stake and the poor thing is very worried. I was suggesting that if she happens to catch hold of some relevent material to show it to the higher authorities and convince them of the same.
Thank you so much for the help indeed.
regards,
K


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Hi kavithasmenon

Just because they are getting pop-ups referring to p*rn sites doen not mean they visited those sites. They are probably riddled with adware, spyware, malware or even hijacked.
I will give you some suggestions to clean up the pc alittle. Beings they are on dial-up you can burn these tools to a disc and then copy them to the hard drive.

Download / Install / Update / and Run:

SpyBot S&D 1.3  
And:
Adaware SE
Always check for updates before scanning the computer.

If they haven't scanned for viruses lately Update the virus definitions and scan the computer.

They may also Scan with this free online scanner Housecall

If you are still needing assistance, let us know we can have you post a HJT log to see if they are hijacked.

Hope this helped

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2004, 04:15:16 AM »

Well heres a little bit of proof.
 
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One variant of the Fortnight worm even adds p*rn links to the infected user's Favorites menu, further embarrassing its victims.


Redirects victims to p*rn sites

Opening an email attachment uknowingly it is infected with something. Some Pop up banners have nasty code in it.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004, 04:17:45 AM »

Thanks a ton.....


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Originally posted by Geekgirl

Well heres a little bit of proof.
 
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One variant of the Fortnight worm even adds p*rn links to the infected user's Favorites menu, further embarrassing its victims.


Redirects victims to p*rn sites

Opening an email attachment uknowingly it is infected with something. Some Pop up banners have nasty code in it.



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