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Hypertext Protocol Worm?

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#1 vjgkam


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Posted 08 June 2006 - 02:44 AM

As of yesterday, every web page I visit has various words that look like they are web links. They are always small words such as and, the, be, are, etc.
They are a different color, and they all link me to Yahoo!
when I right click on properties, here is what I see:

HyperText Transfer Protocol
COM/ File

Anyone know what the heck this is???

(Moderator edit: thread moved to a more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 11 June 2006 - 08:08 AM.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:48 AM

Welcome to BC.

Which browser are you using, and can you give us an exact example of what is appearing?

Have you tried scanning for viruses, spyware, etc.? If so what did you run.

Not knowing what you have I'll just go ahead and suggest that you run the following, if you don't have it there will be links to them, and they are all freeware.

Ad-Aware SE from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Spybot Search & Destroy from http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10122137.html

A-squared complements anti-virus software by specializing in detecting Trojans, Dialers and Spyware.
It is free for private use but registration is required. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html

Ewido Security Suite complements anti-virus software by specializing in detecting
Trojans, Dialers and Spyware and lots of other stuff. It is free for private use.

Edited by dc3, 11 June 2006 - 02:04 AM.

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