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Acrylic
02-24-2005, 09:56 AM
Well, I formatted my computer about a week ago because of a crazy virus, and I think I have one again.

Now, what happened was I had to use IE to view some sites, but then afterwards, AVG came up and said "VIRUS FOUND! se.dll"

And, whenever I open IE, a bunch of pop-ups come up, and it changed the homepage to something weird. Also, when I open folders like My Computer, My Documents, etc, this comes up. Same when I open Yahoo Messenger, MSN, or AIM, or anything like that.

I'm REALLY annoyed by this, and I'm wondering if anyone knows what it is, and how to permenantly get rid of it?

(I scanned the comp with AVG 2 times, Spybot once, and all that, but it doesn't help.)

And the thing that keeps coming back when I open it is "se.dll". I keep deleting it in AVG, but it keeps coming back. I tried manually deleting it, but it keeps coming back!!!

I would really appreciate some help here!

Thanks!

IG-64
02-24-2005, 10:12 AM
try this: http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index.php?showtopic=3058

And this: http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/s/se.dll.htm

Just googling se.dll and looking at random sites.

Hope you can fix it. :)

Redwing
02-24-2005, 10:30 AM
Step 1: Get "Hijack This". Follow directions.

Step 2: Post the log, and your problem, to a forum like the one IG linked to. Ask for interpertation/instruction.

This is assuming the solution in IG's second link doesn't work :)

Kjølen
02-24-2005, 10:40 AM
Delete all files named se.dll :p obviously there is something out there putting the file back to distract you from the REAL virus, perhaps.
Or replace them if you need them.

SkinWalker
02-24-2005, 11:52 AM
Download Ad-Aware Personal (http://www.lavasoft.com/) and use it regularly!

Black Knight of Keno
02-24-2005, 12:38 PM
Change to Linux. Nuf' said on my part

Or just use IE to get a better browser like Netscape or Mozilla Firefox

TiE23
02-24-2005, 01:29 PM
Eww, I used to have something like that. Where like, "My Documents" would open up everytime I started the comp, I had to close it 5 times before it was gone.
I blame the schools..... and IE.

AND HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE FORMAT THEIR COMPS? ITS A HUGE EVENT FOR ME!
For everyone, it seems like not such a huge problem.
:-/

TiE

SkinWalker
02-24-2005, 01:33 PM
I used to re-format all the time when I could back up my entire hard drive on a few dozen floppy disks...

Even with a program like Ghost, I hate doing that crap now. But the point for me was to re-install Windows or Dos (back in the day) to get a fresh install as well as a clean MBR.

I'm using Win2k and have considered going to XP, but I don't want the hassle of re-installing all of the software on my machine. I'm not sure how seamless the upgrade process is either...

Redwing
02-24-2005, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by SkinWalker
Download Ad-Aware Personal (http://www.lavasoft.com/) and use it regularly!

Unfortunately Ad-Aware doesn't always help.

ZBomber
02-24-2005, 03:42 PM
I've formatted all of my computers like..... twice. Both times because I screwed something up.

Haven't re-formatted this one yeh, a year and going.... >_>

Acrylic
02-24-2005, 04:56 PM
Well, I went on the site IG showed, and they helped me out.

My computer is totally fine now.

Change to Linux. Nuf' said on my part

Or just use IE to get a better browser like Netscape or Mozilla Firefox

I like to run .exe's and not use WINE or some other program.

AND HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE FORMAT THEIR COMPS?

Last time I did was sometime in 2002 or 2003.

Unfortunately Ad-Aware doesn't always help.

True dat.


Thanks all! :)

Joetheeskimo
02-24-2005, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
Eww, I used to have something like that. Where like, "My Documents" would open up everytime I started the comp, I had to close it 5 times before it was gone.
I blame the schools..... and IE.

AND HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE FORMAT THEIR COMPS? ITS A HUGE EVENT FOR ME!
For everyone, it seems like not such a huge problem.
:-/

TiE

I haven't formatted my computer, once, since I bought it. Nor have I once formatted the computer before that, which was brought into my house before I was born. I use Norton Antivirus, and my computer hasn't picked up a virus for a year. Formatting is pointless and unneeded.

Mike Windu
02-24-2005, 06:01 PM
Hijack This is a powerful tool.


I'd also recommend getting SpySweeper... gets rid of cookies without having to scan.

ET Warrior
02-24-2005, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by joetheeskimo5
Formatting is pointless and unneeded.

Only if you manage to avoid problems, which you seem to have so congrats to you.

But sometimes it's the easiest and most effective solution to a major problem, and sometimes it may be the ONLY solution.

BongoBob
02-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Only if you manage to avoid problems, which you seem to have so congrats to you.

But sometimes it's sometimes the easiest and most effective solution to a major problem, and sometimes it may be the ONLY solution.

Hehe, the spelling nazi said sometimes it's sometimes :p

Then again, I guess that's why you're not the grammer nazi.

ET Warrior
02-24-2005, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by BongoBob
Then again, I guess that's why you're not the grammer nazi.

Precisely! :p

wassup
02-24-2005, 08:21 PM
For those of your with Windows XP and want to reformat, use this Windows XP Tweaking Companion (http://www.tweakguides.com/XPTC.html) to optimize performance and security. It's quite extensive and covers many different areas.

Astrotoy7
02-24-2005, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by Acrylic
...Now, what happened was I had to use IE to view some sites....

yeah, you too ? ...damn pRon sites ! :p

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
02-25-2005, 12:18 AM
pffft... that porn not working in firefox thing is a total and complete lie. ... <_<

Black Knight of Keno
02-25-2005, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
pffft... that porn not working in firefox thing is a total and complete lie. ... <_<
I second that... >_>

Die you Microsoft dogs! We can beat you everytime...

jon_hill987
02-25-2005, 12:50 AM
If anythin pr0n sites work better with firefox, with IE you just get popup after popup, you just can't get rid of them, closing one down just makes 3 more come back in its place...

Or so I hear...

Astrotoy7
02-25-2005, 01:42 AM
look ya'all, I aint dissin firefox, I *do* use it now, but there are a few sites that come up real strange, or make firefox shut down altogether, and they happen to be a cpl of my fave ones :(

mtfbwya

Lady Jedi
03-03-2005, 05:07 PM
Then again, I guess that's why you're not the grammer grammar nazi.
Precisely! :p

Yeah, spelling nazi, I think you missed one. :p

As for reformatting, I've not done it at all on this system and I've had it since 2002 or so. Though, I think that I need to....