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Old 05-18-2005, 03:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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roomates laptop got hit hard with virus/spyware, i deleted them in the running processors, then deleted them form startup, and deleted about 17 of the icons of porn and etc on the desktop, then downloaded firefox and ad-ware SE, scanned, deleted all 200+ bs on it, then got zone alarm suit and scanned and deleted more again, then next then u know, boom a bunch of bs icons on the desktop after all that, what should i do? i dont want to reformate because i dont want to install wireless net again and etc

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Old 05-18-2005, 04:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go to the folders C:\, C:\windows, C:\windows\system32, and C:\program files\internet explorer
right click > view > list
right click > arrange icons > modified

the .exe's which have recently been put on there are likely to be the spyware/viruses you are looking for.
if in doubt, check the author. if it doesn't have one, it is likely spyware or viruses.
99% of non-malicious .exe's will have an author name

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Old 05-18-2005, 04:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Also try Webroot Spy Sweeper 3.5
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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still broken, i did it , but the icons still pop up in the desktop, just as "unknown" shorcuts
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