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4 Irritating Problems

By SixxSixxSixx
Jul 10, 2005
  1. My computer is running fine except for 4 very small, but ANNOYING things.

    1) When I right-click on the desktop, click on Properties, and try to access the Desktop tab the whole window just dissapears.

    2) When I click on Library in Windows Media Player, the whole program closes.

    3) After I put in my screen name and password in AIM, the program closes

    4) " " Yahoo Messenger " "

    COuld one of the tech guys please help me with this problem. I've run AdAware, Spybot, PCRescue, and posted a HiJack Log. I red the hijack this log tutorial, and deleted only things that had to do with startup. could someone please help. Im going crazy.
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    What about Anti-Virus?

    Where did you post your log?

    Try Ewido maybe that may score.
     
  3. Kaziglubey

    Kaziglubey TS Rookie

    It looks like you're having problems with some executables. That is virus (or virus-like) activity lIke IronDuke suggested. Do not trus your antivirus software already installed in your system. Try a online virus detection program like Trendmicro's house call at http://housecall.trendmicro.com

    I beleive Symantec (Norton AV) and Mcaffee web sites may offer the online scanning but not sure. Hope that helps =)
     
  4. SixxSixxSixx

    SixxSixxSixx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I downloaded Ewido and it found 99 Infected Items! With that taken care of, I managed to download the TrendMicro AntiSpyware for Web *BUT* it wont let me open the set-up file. Any other suggestions? Thanks to both of the guys who responded to my thread. SixxsixxSixx
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    You need to run trend micro's housecall antivirus, it downloads a defination to your computer, but it you don't execute it, all you do is hit scan. It all takes place inside your webbrowser (probably Internet Explorer).
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    aaaagghhh. Never run messenger programs..... that's an invitation for viruses! puke:
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Oh gee.. I am running four IM programs right now here in Linux. Do you think I'm infected?

    Unless it is worms combined security holes then the things that infect computers with viruses are people not programs.
     
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