I have been using 'Counterspy' for about a month, mostly all I get are cookies. Recently however some one on a PC connected to mine (via Netgear router)visited some XXX sites, since then both machines have been inundated with unwanted and seemingly hazardous junk. Can anyone tell me if a port has been opened and what I can do about it. My Windows Firewall cannot even be accessed " do you want to start the Windows firewall/ICS" yes "Cannot start ICS".
I have a netgear router with firewall plugged into the micro filter and the other pc is connected to the router, am I doing something wrong, madPentium????
I am getting rather desperate here, things are worse every time I bootup, Can anyone help. I have more task bars forced on and popups which I never got. Am I looking at a XP Pro reinstall? Any simple answers for a simple guy.
but even if I did read all that I doubt if I would understand it and with all the stuff I am getting I am beginning to feel that these sites may be doing the same thing (if they are 'free', you get my drift?)
Shields Up has scanned my PC and of 1056 ports, all are found to be STEALTH. I will register with Malware removal and hope I manage to use it properly but as I have a few other little problems I am still thinking of a reformat (they are only minor irritations but this stuff is getting too much).
I am glad that my (evermounting) problem has been of help to someone. Ty VoG but the scan looked like a lawn, I am at a total loss. Counterspy just ran and apart from the odd cookie, 43 severe and hundreds of infected registry keys. What would your suggestion be? no no a waste of a bullet :-)
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