auto correct appearing everywhere!

By haggis ยท 14 replies
Apr 25, 2006
  1. this is becoming a real pain
    no matter where i type, some sort of auto correct changes the word "them" to "the M are crap". this happens here, google, MSN messenger, renaming files and everywhere else ive typed so far.....
    im on Windows XP Sp2 on a compaq presario

    does anyone know whats goin on?

  2. URANium238

    URANium238 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Well you definitely have spyware/trojans and other crap. Go to the Security and Web forum, there are stickies on how to clean that stuff. ;)
  3. haggis

    haggis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im not so sure uran - ive got AOL spyware protect running, could it get thru that?
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    This one HERE in particular.
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    That's cool and the funniest thing I've heard here in awhile. Who are the "M" I wonder? Definately a virus or trojan and you need to get this cleared out before it starts turning "They" into "The Y are not the M are crap".
  6. haggis

    haggis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the M are probably some band that someone doesnt like and is being a pleb by hacking my computer and annoying me with this lol

    the M are crap
    the M are crap
    the M are crap
    the M are crap
  7. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Spyware protection is not the same as active virus protect. Spyware in fact usually pretty harmless and just creates pops and redirects while web surfing and really more annoying then harmful.

    A virus or a nasty trojan on the other hand can delete files and maybe even format the HDD for you.
  8. haggis

    haggis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i aint getting any redirects or anything, im running an Antivirus as we speak with updated definitions - i'll post the outcome
  9. haggis

    haggis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nothing showed up when i ran scans of the computer at all - but the problem fixed its self!
    i wonder what it was.....
  10. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    There was a batch file that was going around over MSN. What it did was every so many seconds it would type "Is this you? link here to download of batch file". So basically if you had MSN open it would send that message to everyone in your contact list. It was a harmless but quite annoying one :p
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hi guys.

    Just so you know.

    haggis, has posted a HJT log in the security and the web forum.

    Amongst other things, his system is infected with Spysheriff.

    He is at the moment following the fix/s I have given him.

    Regards Howard :)
  12. haggis

    haggis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this was before all this appeared howard, but it may be an underlying cause - MSN has a tendancy to be full of crap like that because the majority of people using it don't know what they are doing.....
    thanks for all your input guys
  13. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    WOW that was quite the scan or your CPU is in disperate need of an upgrading. :) So that's it, it fixed itself? Ahh, I was wanting to know what is was. So you're saying Howard's post is incorrect and it wasn't Spysheriff?
  14. haggis

    haggis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol - i forgot i had started this thread

    it cant have been, because it had all gone before i got infected with spysheriff
  15. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Hmm, that's weird then. I don't know anything about spysheriff , I wonder if it has some sort of sleep mode? It won't be the first time a virus pulled that little trick.

    Oh well glad to hear it's good no more "the M are crap". (dab corner of eye).

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