Hi folks, yesterday I ran a scan with a-squared and found a few medium risk threats alongside some tracking cookies, one of which was Surfairy. I quarantined it and thought that would be that as I have done this before. However, I have just been looking at Internet Options > Advanced Tab and was surprised to see Surfairy, with the check box beside it blacked out and under that the option, 'Replace error messages with Surfairy's data.' ticked.
I have never seen this entry in Internet Options Advanced tab before, never mind with the black box beside it, although I guess that's because it's been quarantined. Should I restore Surfairy again?
Ok, I have now deleted Surfairy from the a-squared quarantine folder and the black box is still beside it in Internet Options > Advanced tab. I tried to remove the tick from letting Surfairy use its own data instead of error messages, and this put my computer in hang mode with the egg timer cursor. So I shut the comptuer down manually by going to Start > Shutdown.
Is it ok to have Surfairy still in Internet Options > Advanced with the black box beside it or not?
Hi, I'm having trouble with MSCONFIG too, woodchip but no it doens't show in there. MSCONFIG, by the way, is allowing me to make changes in Startup but when I click on Apply I get the 'Access denied' error message.
Technotiger, I will install AdAware and also maybe SuperAntispyware as I've heard this is a very good too.
Hi again, I'm back to say I've successfully got rid of Surfairy in Internet Options > Advanced thanks to your help. I downloaded AdAware and SuperAntispyware and between them they found files in my registry and elsewhere. I then had to use Smart Restore to finally rid the computer of the dregs. (God how I hate bundled software on my PC)...
Thanks guys, cowgirl66
p.s. my mother, dear of her, she wanted to know what was up with the computer. When I told her she said, "why doesn't Bill Gates let you know all these problems that can happen befor you buy a computers?.." She just doesn't get the hang of if does she...