mega nasties!!!

  0000jb0000 13:22 31 Jul 2004

Here we go again, I asking on behalf of my mate who is running Windows XP home. She has 3 separate logins for the family. Suddenly Outlook express wont open, just shows the blue screen and then says O E has encounted a problem. We tried system restore taking it back to before the problem, but it didnt work. In the favourites list there is loads of porn pics!!But when they are deleted they just come back. Also the desktop pics on 2 of the logins are ok but on the other, its changed to a black screen with some kind of advert saying 'YOU ARE IN DANGER' it seems to be advertising spyware but it wont close and in display in the control panel it wont restore the original background. What manner of nasty has she got? And how do we get rid? Please help.

  stalion 13:49 31 Jul 2004

have you run a virus and adware check.Try in safe mode keep pressing f8 when you boot up and select safe mode.If you need more help, post

  TommyRed 14:38 31 Jul 2004

Run this online virus scan click here If you find a virus which cannot be removed by trend micro, download and run this click here . To check for spyware and adaware download and run these click here and click here and finally download and run this which will stop most nasties getting on your system in the first place click here BTW these are all free. HTH TR

  0000jb0000 18:46 31 Jul 2004

You are a brill bunch out there!!! I will take all this info round to my friends a see how we go.
Watch this space.

  woodchip 19:06 31 Jul 2004

The best bet when it gets to that state is clear the drive and start afresh

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