Newuser3068 19:12 18 Nov 2004

I have suddenly started having all kinds of problems whenever I'm connected to the internet. The most obvious of these is a new toolbar that's been added to my homepage (I use Google's search page). The toobar gives me new buttons for premium sites, adult sites, online dating, casinos etc. etc.
I'm also getting all kinds of strange popups and mystery buttons appearing on my taskbar. Quite often these casue the computer to hang.
I've looked in the file c:\windows\temp and there are several application files in there that worry me, as follows:
uninst84 (this one is an ms-dos batch file)
There are also several .tmp files in this folder.
Is it safe simply to delete all these files in the temp folder? Do you think this is the right thing for me to do to solve my problems?
Incidentally, I've run a full system scan with Norton Antivirus and it has found nothing that it recognises as a virus.
Thanks for any help.

  VoG II 19:17 18 Nov 2004

Download Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here update them then scan.

Also CWShredder click here

Install SpywareBlaster to keep spyware at bay click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:12 18 Nov 2004

...and mercilessly delete all in the temp folder. Try downloading Ccleaner click here and this will do a thorough job of deleting all the crud.


  Jackcoms 20:36 18 Nov 2004

If you're running an OS with System Restore (such as XP), turn it OFF before running full scans. This will ensure that any nasties caught in memory between restore points will be cleaned by the various scanners.

Note, however, that you will lose all your current restore points when turning System Restore off.

Don't forget to re-enable it when you've completed all scans.

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