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#1 kirkace2003

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:35 PM

Hello, This is my first post besides my introduction so i'm going to try to follow the guide lines right :thumbsup: .
Well here is my basic computer info.

System:Micosoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2

Computer: Intel® Pentium® 4 cpu 1.80GHz 1.79 GHz, 512 MB of Ram
(Thats what it says on my system Info)
Antivirus=Norton
I also know that i have a Geforce 2 (128MB) Graphics card (i'm a video game nerd)

My Internet Connection is Speed Stream DSL Anyways

Problem: I've noticed in the past couple of days that the images in my URL bar is just a white page with a Red square, Green Circle and a Blue Triangle. Also on my xanga http://www.xanga.com/kirkace2003 I've noticed that the video stream i put on there has the same symbols as well.

Procedures already taken (Don't Laugh): Before this happen i had done the system restore task because our norton Anti Virus expired (we havent re-registered it yet) and we contracted some virus from the net. i'm not sure what it was called but it brought all its little Friends with it (other viruses).
So our computer i thought at the time would be best if we did a system restore because of all my games i had uninstalled and re-installed and other minor things like that. (this is after i defrag the system)
Anyways I thought Active X or java was needed so i went to re-download them but i couldn't download java at all it just shows those three shapes again.

Misc: Other Images show up fine, like if i searched for images on google. But if i go to download like flash then it just shows a box with those shapes again and its making me angery :flowers: .

If anyone has any idea remotely close i am willing to give it a try Please Help.. Thanks Guys (and gals) :trumpet:

Edited by kirkace2003, 24 November 2005 - 11:38 PM.


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#2 tg1911

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:57 AM

Am I reading this correctly, you don't have an antivirus running?
The first thing you need to do is get one.
There are several free ones available from this link:
Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

Pick one, install it, update it , and run it.

Also run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

a˛ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a˛ fills this gap.
ewido security suite - offers protection against urgently growing threats like Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
Spywareblaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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#3 kirkace2003

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 02:36 PM

I'm sorry i do have norton running right now and i also have microsoft anti spyware but norton isn't registered so the definitions wont update but everything else works(scanning and such).... Sorry for the confusion.
Do you have any idea why those shapes keep on showing up instead of a picture or streaming video?
Also thank you for all the free antivirus sites :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 02:09 PM

I have found the answer to my problem, Thanks to anyone who tried to help me.
I found that just using firefox is for one More Secure than Exploer and that flash and quicktime is already included. Thanks all




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