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#1 Apocalypse1972

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:30 AM

While on the internet, suddenly software was being installed, now I have desktop icons appearing and web windows opening up all over, I've tried running the usual spybot and cws shredder, which just crashes, no adware, which cannot remove the problems, any help would be greatly appreciated, thnx in advance ;)

By the way, I run windows xp and Internet Explorer is my browser

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:04 AM

If Spybot and Ad-Aware cannot get rid of the problem, I suggest you post an Hijack This Log. Please read the pinned instructions before downloading the application and posting to:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

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#3 Apocalypse1972

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:08 AM

Will do, thank you very much

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:09 PM

For some reason Install on demand is enabled by default in IE causing problems such as yours. To protect yourself against this problem do this:

In Internet Explorer go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and take the check mark from Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer) and Enable Install On Demand (Other). The consequence of this will be that you will begin to see Security Warnings when something tries to install on your computer. Unless it is something you want to install (which happens rarely) always say no.

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:18 PM

Excellent advise Leurgy :thumbsup:
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