This I think is happening on a friends Packard-Bell Win98 machine, circa 1998. It has been worked without good security programmes running and viruses only came to light when I installed AVG7 and other software today - 7 in total! To make matters worse, most of the important CDs that came with the machine are missing, not that they would solve the dilemma at this time.
I tried to run CW Shredder to check for trojans but the WinSystem Oleacc.dll wouldn't start it up. I replaced it twice with good copies but still get the same message. Now, when I go online in IE6 there comes a stream of error reports needing to be sent to Microsoft, which itself says "restart IE" each time. None get sent of course and more pop up 'til they just freeze up the IE page. Any suggestions on how to overcome this would be much appreciated.
This machine was loaded with spyware and other junk which Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE and SpywareBlaster have removed. The hard drive had not been defragged for years and a boot-up took ages! The owner lady has been shown the error of her ways in no uncertain terms! :o) TC.
I've used various tools and am now satisfied there isn't a virus or anything nasty on this computer. It's running near perfectly now, save for a couple or so glitches which I can't fully eradicate. I really wanted to do a format and complete install of everything, using the two Master CDs which the lady has found. What's still missing is the computer's documents and the special boot disk which, from DOS, starts the automatic format and install. Puts the PC back to the state it left the factory in. I've searched the P-B Europe website, downloaded a recovery file to floppy, but I'm not sure it will be the right one! I'll try it later and see if it triggers the master cd into life. TC.