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#1 portvale

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:51 AM

Hi there.

This is a problem that started only this morning. Im using windows xp and internet explorer 6. My history is set to be kept for seven days, but is now being automatically deleted after around seven seconds !! Ive checked in my options and it is still set to seven days, and i checked in advanced settings and nothing is different there. I also noticed that the arrow which is used to hide the running program icons on the taskbar has also dissapeared so im now left with a long row of these along the bottom of my screen ???????

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:49 AM

Hi portvale.
Has someone been using your system just prior?

My history is set to be kept for seven days, but is now being automatically deleted after around seven seconds !!

In IE, go to tools>Internet Options.
Under "Temporary Internet Files" on the "General" tab, click the "Settings" button.
Under "Amount of Disk Space to Use", has it been changed to 0?
It's a bit of a long shot but worth a look.

I also noticed that the arrow which is used to hide the running program icons on the taskbar has also dissapeared so im now left with a long row of these along the bottom of my screen ???????

Right click on the taskbar and select "properties".
Make sure the "Hide Inactive Icons" selection is ticked.

Edited by HitSquad, 10 May 2006 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for the reply Hitsquad.

Nobody has access to pc apart from me, and problem only started today. Ive checked settings and disk space is set to 2442mb so thats ok.

In response to the taskbar problem , i logged into outlook express to check mail and for some reason the arrow returned onto the taskbar !!! ???

As regards to internet history problem im still lost !!!!

Edited by portvale, 10 May 2006 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:41 AM

It's possible the History folder may be corrupt.
Exit IE first.
In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Documents and Settings\"your user name"\Local Settings.
Delete the History folder itself. IE will build a new one when you re-launch it.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Hitsquad !!!

Cheers works fine now, no problems, thanks for all your help. I can go back to deleting the porn myself.

Thanks Again

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo !!!!

It was just lulling me into a false sense of security, it's still doing it !!!!!!!!

Im close to suicide now !!!

Edited by portvale, 10 May 2006 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 01:07 PM

Well that lasted about 15 minutes. :thumbsup:
I'm beginning to think something nefarious is going on here.
Are you the only user of this PC?
If you have any anti-spyware, adware, AV programs, etc running, temporarily disable them for testing purposes.
Have you given this system a complete nasties scan as well?

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 02:15 PM

Thanks again Hitsquad

Yes, ive gone through the hijack this procedure on here, must of done at least seven or eight scans now, all trojans etc deleted, but still getting same problem.

Yes well me and the rest of the family are the only users, and it's been just me all day today.

Totally stumped, even tried repairing IE with xp disk etc but still nothing.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:07 PM

Hi portvale :thumbsup:

You should never run Highjack This and then try and attempt to analyse it yourself.
One must go through training, before one is experienced enough to do so.
One wrong move could severely cripple your computer.

Please visit the link below and follow the detailed instructions.
It will lead you step by step through the process' before and up to posting A Highjack This log.
Once your log is posted, one of our Highjack This Team members will help you.

Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log


One more thing, just please keep in mind, that all Highjack This Team Members are volunteers.
One must practice a little patience, when waiting for help.
I promise you though, that they will get to you as soon as they are able.


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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:34 AM

Thanks for the message scarlett.

I think you may have misunderstood my message. All that i have done is go through the step my step process that one of your administrators suggested. ie, run spybot, bitdefender scans etc as set out in the forums on this site.

Im just in the middle of this at the moment so i'll keep you informed.

Thanks again for all the help.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:34 AM

SUCCESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finally found the bugger and deleted it.

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe


That was the swine deleting all my history.

Gone forever until next time.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:56 AM

Now that's bizarre, who'd a thunk it. :thumbsup:
It's just a color calibration utility.
Now that I think about it, I wonder if profiles has anything to do with it?
Oh well. You're happy, I'm happy.
Thanks for the info. :flowers:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for the message scarlett.

I think you may have misunderstood my message. All that i have done is go through the step my step process that one of your administrators suggested. ie, run spybot, bitdefender scans etc as set out in the forums on this site.

Im just in the middle of this at the moment so i'll keep you informed.

Thanks again for all the help.


Oh ...ok.. you had me scared there for a moment. ;)

And you are so welcome. Happy to know that all is well.
Although, I still find myself wondering if it was indeed malware,
and not,
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
You did state that you had removed certain trojans.
No matter though. :thumbsup: Things are back to normal.
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