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#1 AndreaRae


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:30 PM

I think I have allowed a virus into my system. Here is the history:

System: Windows XP SP unknown,
CPU: HP Pavilion dv4000
Search Engine: Firefox

A few months ago I encountered a Trojan virus in a win32.exe file. I followed some on-line instructions and seem to have deleted it. This morning I was searching in Firefox, through Google, for a drug class action law suit. I typed in Raglan medication and when the new web page popped up, so did a Windows Media Player. I quickly closed the Media Player, as I hadn't opened it. A few minutes later a dialogue box popped up that said "Spooler Subsystem App isn't responding and needed to be closed". It gave me the option to send the information to Windows, which I did. This happened at least three more times. As I started searching the internet to find out what this was, I realized I was being redirected when using the search engine. (Also, I recently downloaded the newest version of iTunes and have been plagued by phishing emails the past few weeks.)

I am currently running an AVG virus scan, as I don't think this really has anything to to with my printer (it is not even turned on). I'm fairly sure this is a virus that is redirecting my searches and would like some help in getting rid of it.

Thank you.

Edited by hamluis, 26 September 2010 - 12:40 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

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#2 ice2921


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:34 PM

I am sure it is too. You probably should post this in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.

#3 AndreaRae

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:44 PM

Thank you. I ran the AVG (free version) but it came back with a clear report.

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