Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:49 AM
Hi, first of all: am i glad i found this site. I have an odd problem - well, i'm hoping some of you will have encountered it and it's not that serious. An Orange toolbar has appeared on the start-up page of my Outlook Express: it says 'search the web,' 'orange' and has a 'search' button. It also says 'enhanced by Google' but it doesn't look right and it certainly doesn't act right. I haven't clicked on it yet for fear of opening the floodgates of hell!
It has taken away all my files and menus in Outlook Express: i.e, Inbox, Outbox, Deleted, Sent etc to leave just a blank page - apart from the toolbar of doom. Other function buttons outside the page box seem to work, such as Create Mail, Send/Receive etc - i just can't access my e-mails or stored files in OE. The rest of the computer seems to be working fine but i want to nip this in the bud at an early stage because i know how quickly these things escalate.
I have an Orange Live Box and the Orange Tooolbar is in the list of programs when i open Add/Remove in control panel, although i have never actually used it to my knowledge. I clicked remove and a box came up saying Orange3.dll cannot be unregistered.
I'm guessing it's some sort of Trojan. Anybody out there know anything about this? All help gratefully received - we shall prevail!