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#1 holden583

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:30 AM

I HOPE I'M DOING THIS CORRECTLY - PLEASE BEAR WITH ME, I HAVE A DOWNLOAD COMING INTO MY MACHINE VIA AN EXTERNAL MODEM, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO STOP IT...OR WHAT THE HECK IT IS...I HAVE USED ADAWARE BY LAVASOFT TO SCAN IT AND HAVE FOUND 3 CRITICAL PROBLEMS, 3 TRACKING THINGS....WHICH I THEN REMOVE, THEN I USE ANOTHER PROGRAM CALLED CLEANUP, WHICH REMOVES THE UNKNOWN DOWNLOAD, THEN AS SOON AS I GO ONLINE THIS THING, STARTS DOWNLOADING AGAIN, THE REASON I KNOW IT'S COMING IN, IS JUST THE INCREASED ACTIVITY ON THE MODEM..I HAVE WINDOWS XP HOME SP2 - IS THERE A WAY TO INDENTIFY UNKNOWN DOWNLOADS, I GET NOTIFIED OF UPDATES BY MICROSOFT, BUT THIS DUDE IS AN UNKNOWN FACTOR, WHICH MAKES ME VERY UNEASY, I ALSO HAVE A PROGRAM FOR VIRAL INFECTIONS, WHICH IS CONTINUALLY SCANNING MY MACHINE, AT CLEANUP THE FILES UNKNOWN ARE IN THE VICINITY OF ABOUT APPROX 30 MEGABYTES.
BOY! I REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK ON HOW YOU GET TO KNOW WHAT IS COMING IN, IF NOT AN UPDATE.

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#2 fozzie

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:36 AM

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What you can do is the following :

1) Allow the download
2) After it ended rightclick the file and go to propperties
DO NOT DOUBLE KLICK
Post what you see under propperties

Edited by fozzie, 24 February 2007 - 07:37 AM.


#3 jgweed

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:00 AM

Check the log---if it has them--- in your firewall;This should tell you at least what application is attempting to download the file.
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John
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