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Old 05-19-2004, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I believe I have a worm. One day I opened internet explorer and my homepage was changed to something else, not sure what it was though. Then, a window for some download popped up, asking whether i wanted to download a certain program, i don't know the name of the program. It popped up three times and all three times i said "no" to the download. After the third time, I changed my homepage back to the orginal and began doing whatever i was doing. Shortly after this incident I started to notice that while I was on the internet I recevied numerous pop-us, even thought I have a pop-up blocker. I noticed some new programs have been added to my computer, some of these I can remove, others I can't. Most imporantly, my computer is running horribly slow, about a third of its normal speed. This is affecting everything I do. Lastly, whenever I try to shutdown my computer I get the blue screen. I think I may need to reformat my hard drive. On a side note, if I reformat the drive, do I get to chose what files my computer keeps and what it deletes?
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Old 05-19-2004, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have an antivirus? if so, download the latest virus definitions, and run a thorough scan.

If you do not have an antivirus, run an online virus scan, the link is in my sig

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Old 05-19-2004, 02:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes i agree do a virus scan - probably a worm of somekind or it's spyware.
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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when my friend's dog had worms the vet gave it some pills... maybe they do them for humans, but i dont know

but if you have a worm or worms you should prolly see a doctor...

oh have i missed the point again... oops sorry!
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I believe I have a worm. One day I opened internet explorer and my homepage was changed to something else, not sure what it was though. Then, a window for some download popped up, asking whether i wanted to download a certain program, i don't know the name of the program. It popped up three times and all three times i said "no" to the download. After the third time, I changed my homepage back to the orginal and began doing whatever i was doing. Shortly after this incident I started to notice that while I was on the internet I recevied numerous pop-us, even thought I have a pop-up blocker. I noticed some new programs have been added to my computer, some of these I can remove, others I can't. Most imporantly, my computer is running horribly slow, about a third of its normal speed. This is affecting everything I do. Lastly, whenever I try to shutdown my computer I get the blue screen. I think I may need to reformat my hard drive. On a side note, if I reformat the drive, do I get to chose what files my computer keeps and what it deletes?
Could be a load of spyware.

Get the best spyware destroyer in the land........*DRUM ROLL* ADAWARE!!!*END DRUM ROLL*

www.adaware.com

You wont regret it, and its nice to have even if you DONT have a ton of spyware.

Good luck!
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