A friend of mines eldest teenage son whilst left alone with his parents PC visited a couple of sites "reccomened" by a friend from school. Now things get a bit complicated from here as the sites he visited were in Polish and to view them further you needed to download "*******.EXE" file onto your PC. He now has a program which is un-viewable via Win98 Add/Remove programs and thus un-removable and when he has attempted to delete it with a sledgehammer (delete via explorer) it has proved resistant to this. He's running Win 98 with no firewall and out of date AV, thats his problem but has anyone got any ideas how to remove this garbage from his PC?
"*******.EXE" could just be the Microsoft "Polish Menus and Dialogs for Internet Explorer 6, Download size: 1.6 MB. In which case all is not lost, as it's quite harmless. But in case it isn't here are a few links to some useful freeware :-
does an icon for this program appear in your task bar? if it does look in your start up menu. run>msconfig>startup. look for a file you don't recognise or disable them one by one and see if that works. it could be a file name sysR C:\WINDOWS\sysmd.exe m.
Thanks very much for your help he will try these suggestions tonight I did suggest to him that had not had kids then this would never have arisen but for some reason it fell on deaf ears. Thanks as always to the people on the pcadvbisor board. Keep well.