View Full Version : Computer Help Needed Again!

08-18-2005, 11:16 AM
Well, let's get straight to it. Remember the MSN Messenger Plus 3 thing? Well it was supposedly removed. But, every once in a while, my Mozilla Firefox homepage is reset to a billion weird letters and numbers. Also, the desktop gets icons like "Find a Date" and "Tune Up PC." I found one virus file in the Java folder today, and I had found ither before. I had some weird folder called "ref mem something-or-other." I deleted it and everything in it. There is also a weird file called "ford settings.exe" that I cannot delete in the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\Majin Revan\Application Data\BoltFile

Also, I have found iexplorer.exe constantly running in the processes. If I end it, another one starts. Also, once, instead of being named iexplorer.exe, it was named something like "BLAH BLAH.exe."

WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?! How do I fix it?!?! Has anyone else had the same problem?

This all started after I installed that stupid thing for MSN Messenger. Also, I get some weird thing from Microsoft AntiSpyware everyday, and it asks to block or allow a browser helper object. I always block it. But, I get something from SpyBot to allow or block a registry change to block it. I allow it (only option).

Please, someone, help me and get rid of this...stuff!

Many, many thanks in advance!

- Majin Revan

El Sitherino
08-18-2005, 12:31 PM

Black Knight of Keno
08-18-2005, 12:44 PM
Yeah, dude...Lots and lots of viruses... You better format or just let them be and die a nasty death of brain-exploding

08-18-2005, 05:06 PM
Like...re-format? No way, I have too many important things. My Dad would automatically blame me for it too (it is my fault). But, it might have been extended more due to the fact that just about everyone uses my user and only my Dad and I qualify as computer experts in our house (my Mom knows just about nothing, and my brother is 8, sister is 10).

Any other better options?

- Majin Revan

ET Warrior
08-18-2005, 05:54 PM
Not when you're computer is that screwed. If a hardcore anti-virus / anti-spyware sweep isn't doing the trick, you're more or less out of options. It's either re-format that puppy or live with the problems.

08-18-2005, 08:06 PM
get hijackthis and run it, then post your log on their forums and see what they say.

08-18-2005, 10:17 PM
Just format. You are going to do it sooner or later. Might as well be now and save yourself the time.

El Sitherino
08-18-2005, 11:59 PM
Blame it on your mom.

Mike Windu
08-19-2005, 12:29 AM
HijackThis is a good tool to use.

Hmm...this reminds me...

I should start backing up stuff <_<

08-19-2005, 06:33 AM
Run these, in this order, and if there's still anything on your computer... then it's definitely time for a re-format...

1) CW SmartKiller
2) CWShredder
3) Ad-Aware (or other spyware/adware sweeper)
4) Hi-Jack This
5) Rapid Blaster Killer

A Google search should turn up some download sites for you, but if you're having probs, let me know and I'll host it for a short period. Also, look into "Spybot: Search & Destroy".. pretty good prog to have in your 'arsenal' as well ;)