suspect trojan

  KPC 19:27 14 Jun 2003

im connected to the internet via ntlworld and we have been told by their helpline that we could have a trojan on the computer. he has told us to check and we need a reliable program, FREE, off the internet to check. ntl has tested the line and we have a very slow connection and he says there seems to be a program hogging the whole bandwith....please help.

  hugh-265156 19:35 14 Jun 2003

have not tried speedometer but adaware used in conjunction with spybot click here is very effective.

just update them both after install and scan.

  hugh-265156 19:36 14 Jun 2003

simple speed test click here

  KPC 19:39 14 Jun 2003

thanks, i'll try these.

  KPC 20:07 14 Jun 2003

downloaded spybot and has found 3 items that adaware could colour = real threat.has anybody come across ALEXA related which is one of the items in the list.

  hugh-265156 20:12 14 Jun 2003

yeah its marketing spyware.

in spybot just click it and it will give you more info.

  hugh-265156 20:13 14 Jun 2003

not a real threat but annoying nontheless.

  hugh-265156 20:15 14 Jun 2003

after you scan with spybot and remove all it finds,click imunise and install the helper at the bottom.

it will stop a lot of this from being installed in the first place.

  KPC 20:17 14 Jun 2003

we removed these three items and then went to and started to download a program and its not cured the problem, download rate is between 9 and 10 KB/s. by the way we have broadband connection speed is 150 kb/s

  hugh-265156 20:19 14 Jun 2003

note\if you have items in quarintine in adaware then spybot will pick these up.

i have been using adaware for a while and just delete them all.

or else just run spybot first.

  KPC 20:29 14 Jun 2003


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