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Fast Loans Virus / Spyware

By bldsm ·
I have fallen victim to either a virus or spyware that will not go away. Two icons appear on my desktop at various times when I am browsing the net. One says "Fast Loans" and the other"ONline Pharmacy". Also a bookmark appears in my IE 6 called VIP Porn. This is something I have never looked at or subscribed to. I delete the 3 entries, runb Spybot S&D, it remnoves the registry entries and says all is well but the next time I log in the 3 things come back.

I haven't found an anti-virus program that can remove it. Now it hangs my internet connection up and dials a porn site.

There are no dialer programs listed in control panel - add or remove programs.

HELPPPPPPP.

Thanks Bruce

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by pierrejamme In reply to Fast Loans Virus / Spywar ...

As Tim said, sometimes you need to disable system restore for ME & Xp. If you don't know how to do this check this link:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm
I would also check yours hosts file, see:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326155

the file is located in your 386 directory and it should only contain the following:
127.0.0.1 localhost
If there is anything else in there, delete it and reboot, with system restore off.
Hope this helps,
Peter

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