Secondary Internet Explorer Window

  alB 22:19 28 Jul 2005

Over the last couple of days, everytime I log onto the internet I get my ISP homepage (Tiscali) but then another window opens up for adult friend or find old or something or I'm using Zonealarm, AVG antivirus, I've also run AdAware and SpybotSD but I don't seem to be able to get rid of this pest, any ideas please, Windows 2000 O/S and IE6.0 sp1 ...alB

  VoG II 22:24 28 Jul 2005

Try AntiSpyware click here and a² click here

  alB 22:29 28 Jul 2005

Thanks for the quick reply, downloading both programs now, will post back after I've scanned the PC, ...alB

  alB 23:04 31 Jul 2005

Sorry for the delay posting, weekend away, I ran both of the programs you suggested but both came back with an "all clear", the problem still persists, I've noticed the first address that loads is to a site called and then after a few seconds it redirects to some really nasty sites, searching Google does give some answers but I'm still not sure how to rectify this problem. I've also tried another prog. called Trojan Hunter but again this tells me my PC is clear of any nasties but something must be hiding away in a corner, any more help would be greatly appreciated...alB

  alB 20:16 01 Aug 2005

I've managed to come across a solution to my problem, trawled through many hits on Google and found this fix, downloaded and ran Hijack This and from the results fixed the following...

Close all Windows and Browsers, run HijackThis and fix this item.

O21 - SSODL: SystemCheck2 - {54645654-2225-4455-44A1-9F4543D34545} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\vbsys2.dll

Open Windows explorer and delete this file.

Reboot to reset the registry.

Follow up with a Trojan Scan at any of the follow sites to remove any trace of the trojan.

click here
a2 Scanner
click here
Trojan Remover
click here
At first I couldn't delete the C:\WINDOWS\System32\vbsys2.dll as it was still being used by windows but it did remove after a reboot, also downloaded and ran CWShredder, seems to have done the trick...alB

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

Illustrator Sylvain Tegroeg created thousands of intricate line drawings for the mobile game…

Best iPad buying guide 2017

Comment télécharger une application indisponible en France ?