Internet Explorer Worm/Virus famous_downloader

  Newuser1651 11:10 21 May 2004

Help. starting the computer re boots a couple of times, not that unusual with windows 98, then starting up explorer tries to go to the home page them multiple pages open from various sites till it stop at a page inviting any key to acess. I was not tempted to enter this site but Task manager lists many unknown programmes running and the web pages can not be shut down. Programmes include famous_downloader. I have tried deleating from tempoary internet files and downloaded programmes all files for the day but on restarting the pc it repeats.
Can any one help!!

  jbigmoff 11:35 21 May 2004

try downloading stinger from click here. search box top right corner. Its only 0.75mb. I had a similar (but not the same) problem, stinger sorted it.

  Newuser1651 09:07 24 May 2004

thanks for the help no virus listing but all now seems ok, off to buy some upto date virus protection!!

  g0slp 09:11 24 May 2004

Use AVG, as used by many on this forum.

click here

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