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#1 elahmo

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:55 AM

Just like the topic says :thumbsup:

I've deleted all traces of LimeWire from my hard drive (or so I think). I tried following instructions from other sites, all of which say to try and run "regedit", but a pop-up appears saying 'another program is currently using the file'. My AV subscription ended last month, so I can see how this it totally my fault, but that aside, I've run a spyware scan and a malicious threat scan via the Microsoft website and they've not detected anything. Anyway, I know theres something wrong, but have no clue. I suspect it may be the Alcra worm, though I don't know which type.

Any help on this would be much appreciated. But you'll have to "dumb" it down for me. :flowers:

Hell, I don't even use LimeWire! Thats the last time my brother uses the computer... *shakes fist*

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:18 AM

Hello elahmo and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
Please follow the advice on this page and this problem should be resolved.
Hope this helps,
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:39 AM

elahmo, welcome to BC.
I recommend you download one of the freeware AV programs recommended here. I like, use, and recommend AVG free Edition.
I also recommend you install and run the following programs at a minimum.

AVG free
Spybot S&D (Enable the Tea timer)
Ad-Aware SE
SpywareBlaster
SpwareGuard (Enable active scan)
Ewido After 14 days you have to run itmanually, but still a good program)


These are just for starters. This will get you good protection. See the link below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:36 AM

Ewido After 14 days you have to run itmanually, but still a good program)


These are just for starters. This will get you good protection. See the link below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html


Thanks guys! That Ewido program (which was also mentioned on the gnutella link rookie provided) found and removed them all. All 752 of them :thumbsup:

Again, thank you so much. You're all life savers.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:41 AM

We try. Glad it worked out.
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