Please help!

  lizzyr 18:59 02 Feb 2003
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I've just started up my pc and there is an icon on my desktop called 'orgasm.exe', which is a shortcut to a pornographic site. I've looked at the history and my brother has been using my pc to access porn sites. I've tried deleting the application, but a message comes up saying the specified file is being used by Windows. Does anyone know how to delete the application? I just want this crap off my computer, and as I'm not very IT literate I'm having trouble. Any suggestions would be much appreciated thanks.

  VoG™ 19:00 02 Feb 2003

Try booting into Safe Mode, then deleting it.

  JoeC 19:02 02 Feb 2003

in Safe Mode, but download Ad-aware ( now out of date but still works ) to remove any spyware. Go into MSCONFIG to see if it is enabled in your Startup items - if it is, take the tick out of it.

  JoeC 19:04 02 Feb 2003

give your brother a big slap !!

  lizzyr 19:06 02 Feb 2003

It's not in Startup items. How exactly do I 'boot into Safe Mode'?

  VoG™ 19:10 02 Feb 2003

Reboot the computer and, before the Winows logo screen appears, keep tapping the F8 key. You should be presented with a menu of start up options. Select "Safe Mode".

  lizzyr 19:16 02 Feb 2003

All sorted, thanks for the advice (And my brother will be getting a big thump....)

  exodus 19:19 02 Feb 2003

Some machines with Windows 98, like mine, you need to press the Ctrl key to get to safe mode.

  « Ravin » 19:19 02 Feb 2003

which operating system?

coz you can try pressing ctrl+alt+del and if the program appears in the list of running programs you can end it and then delete the file.

  « Ravin » 19:20 02 Feb 2003

oh well...

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