xxx pop-ups. desktop shortcuts to xxx sites

  Belfix 19:39 01 Jun 2005
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not my pc but a friends and just trying to help..
running xp sp2 and now not connected to the internet. On start-up a red circle with a X in it appears on the active task bar and displays a balloon containing something like "Attention Desctop and Homepage now autorized..." yes the speeling is as. Additionally shortcuts to xxx web pages are displayed on the desktop and I cannot remove them. If you let the mouse hover over the red circle - it kicks off one of the xxx web pages - any ideas or more questions as to how I/we can help

  VoG II 19:41 01 Jun 2005

Try AntiSpyware click here

  Belfix 13:28 03 Jun 2005

AVG, spybot, Adware and the ms beta version do not detect anything wrong!

  Indigo 1 13:47 03 Jun 2005

Try Ewido click here

  Belfix 14:35 03 Jun 2005

I'll try this one over the next few days - thankyou for your interest

  ChrisRLG 14:54 03 Jun 2005

You need to use hijackthis under expert guidance.

Try MalWare Removal (MWR) click here or one of the other ASAP support sites from click here

HJT is available from the downloads page at that site.

MWR is a teaching school for this type of thing.
(PS. In case of someone else posting this, I am the owner of that MWR site, I and Nellie2 along with 4 other teachers check all posts at that site.)

  Belfix 17:00 03 Jun 2005

Thanks all..after a little more delving and diving I have found some spurious entries in the registry that point to a site click here and other similar ones ie click here will try and give more information when next off - that is Monday 6th pm

tks one and all

  VoG II 17:06 03 Jun 2005

click here but you would be better to do as ChrisRLG suggested.

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