Help - Intrusive web site -

  Red Herring 17:54 09 Jul 2003

In her browsing trips, my daughter has obviuosly hit this site. The result - it forces a toolbar onto the desktop at start up, it imposes a toolbar on launching IE6 and OE6 and it also writes itself to the favorites folder and tries to establsih itself as Explorer home page. I have tried deleting cookies, favorites etc but to no avail. I am runnign Windows 98SE. Any help on how to remove it gratefully received. Thanks in advance

  Jester2K II 17:55 09 Jul 2003

USe Ad Aware click here and / or Spybot click here

You can alos use SpywareBlaster click here to help prevent it in future.

  Gaz 25 18:21 09 Jul 2003

As above, I dont think there is anything else to it.

  Red Herring 19:09 09 Jul 2003

Many thanks to Gaz 25 and Jester 2K II - I installed the downloads (and updates)and found quite a few nasties which have now been removed. Unfortunately the lttle toolbar critter that loads onto the desktop on start-up has avoided detection/removal and still remains - any ideas?

  Jester2K II 19:14 09 Jul 2003

OK Get HijackThis - you need to remove the BHO (Browser Helper Object) click here

Hit Scana and then look at the list tick any O2 items usually BHOs) and then hit the fix button. Close IE and Windows Explorer first.

Then have a look at IE.

SUGESSTION. If there is more than one BHO only delete one, then check IE and then repeat.

  VoG II 19:14 09 Jul 2003
  Jester2K II 20:06 09 Jul 2003

First there were BPS and TrekData. Now a third one: SpyFerret. SpyFerret is a tool on Their product uses exactly the same threat names as Spybot-S&D. While this is no evidence, they have copied imaginary threats from my database that couldn't be found in the wild, as well as some other intentional mistakes to detect such thefts. One file (Wsock.dll) is even a direct copy of our file Tools.dll

SpyFerret - allegedly a copy of SpyBot

  VoG II 20:58 09 Jul 2003

Thank you for that. I was in a hurry, did a quick Google and found that site. A lesson learnt...

  Red Herring 21:27 09 Jul 2003

To Jester2K II - all fixed and many lessons learned!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

3D illustrator Billelis on how to promote yourself on social media

iMac Pro review

Apple Music : comment obtenir 3 mois gratuits ?