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told its a virus

By chickenlegs ·
my server said its got to be a virus. i can go on line but cant go to any home page as it nocks me of line as soon as i try. i ran all kinds of scans but come up with nothing. how can you fix it if you cant find what it is? i have dialup as i live in a rural area. im using e-trust antivirus now but tried norton, panda, ect. nothing is finding it. i use mozilla as home page with firefox. have sygate for firewall. whats the new virus,s that cause this?

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by chickenlegs In reply to told its a virus

forgot to mention i use ME as o/s.

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by SimY In reply to told its a virus

It may not necessarily be a virus - try scanning for spyware as well. Get hold of adaware or spysweeper to remove spyware from your PC

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i use spybot all the time.

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by dmiles In reply to told its a virus

View the following pages for help:

http://tinyurl.com/5m5kg - W32.Korgo.P

http://tinyurl.com/6k5mf - W32.Korgo.V

http://tinyurl.com/fcvw - W32.SPYBOT.WORM

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by chickenlegs In reply to

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tried all three. none helped my problem

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by willcomp In reply to told its a virus

As previously mentioned, it's most likely adware or spyware. In addition to Ad-Aware, install Spybot Search and Destroy. In combination, these 2 will remove nearly all adware/spyware and they are free.

Both are available at download.com.

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by willcomp In reply to

If I read question correctly, you are using Firefox and Mozilla.org is your home page. That being the case, IE is not in the loop.

Adware/spyware purveyors have not sat idly by while Firefox grows in popularity. It is now being affected also.

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by willcomp In reply to

Good info from jkaras. I may or may not have fully understood problem. If you can connect to ISP via dialup but get a 404 error when trying to go to a web site, Windows sockets are probably corrupt and/or missing.

Someone gave you the manual fix (edit registry, uninstall and re-install DUN). There's a simple little utility that will do the dirty work for you in 98, Me, W2K, and XP. WinsockFix.exe is the program. Just Google file name.

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by OTL In reply to told its a virus

Negative ! Saw this several times ( 5 years on ME), bad download corrupted driver/DLL/ini file. Turn off virus scanner/auto-updates/firewall dialup and manually update all systems (including Windows. On dial up if 3 programs are trying to update at the same time, IE takes a back-seat to the system required updates.

Make sure you have nothing in your scheduled tasks.

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by chickenlegs In reply to

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pc has worked fine till this past fri. have added nothing new as far as programs or hardware. have ie 6.0 installed

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