Has my computer been hijacked?

  [DELETED] 14:17 14 Oct 2003

Hi all,
I would appreciate some assistance, I am currently working online with my laptop as I am having problems logging on with my desktop. I have both Norton Antivirus and Norton Firewall installed on both machines but I am unable to log onto either e-mail or the Internetas a program is requesting information from messenger.hotmail.com. It looks like the programme is "[freeprograms][email protected] "that is all the information I have at the moment. I assume that it is trying to direct me to a pornographic site. Any help of ridding this from my computer would be appreciated. Would a system restore get rid of this?.

  johnnyrocker 14:26 14 Oct 2003

probably, but run a search for any qhost files and delete, check your home page in internet options, d/load and run swatit from click here and run with system restore dis abled.


  [DELETED] 14:27 14 Oct 2003
  [DELETED] 14:30 14 Oct 2003

Press"Cntrl,Alt,Del">Processes>Find"Freeprograms">End Process>Then Delete program with explorer

  [DELETED] 14:31 14 Oct 2003

Are you using XP, if so ..system restore should rectify the problem.

I encountered a similar problem when a dialler had installed itself..everywhere- System restore rectified it.

  [DELETED] 14:42 14 Oct 2003

Thanks for all the help, I am in the process of trying them out. I'm surprised I got caught out as I'm using broadband with Norton Firewall as well, I'll let you know how I get on.

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