i did & alls fine. ty. i did the spybot & adaware thing and dont want to post to hjt forum till some one (you maybe?) refers me to that forum.
i have a log ready to post.
the avfree program sez there are many corrupted & infected files that cant be repaired or deleted.
about every other task performed on the pc prompts a window ( i think legit )
saying that the program has performed an illegal operation and must close. hard to get anything done.
the friend i'm helping is on dailup using a pc with, maybe, the speed of a snail. he also is on "life line" and cant tie up the phone for very long. so... on line scans cannot be done. he has cd drive and i have a burner and dsl. so i dl whats needed an walk it over to his pc and upload.
he still has mallware popping up and advising him that his pc is infected and prompts to go to an address where the pc can be cleaned (buy what bridge where?). there is a "wareout" program listed in add/remove.
we finnally got back online by removing and reinstalling the isp.
i'm not familiar with navagating in '98.
Edited by igonuts2, 18 August 2005 - 12:56 AM.