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malicous web site keeps changing icons on dektop and trying to access net

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i am using win 2000 prof, with ie 6. i somehow have got to a site that has either put a small program on my pc or changed some settings or somthing.
every to mins or so a load of icons (approx 15) will apper on my desktop which are short cuts to the net and trying to direct me to some poxy advertisment site. this includes porn,electrical goods,software etc etc etc.
if i delete the icons they will reapear after about 10 mins again....
also it has put a icon on my toolbar which i can't delete and whatever i try to do be it right or left click it just connects to this bloody advertising web page.......
i have tried ctl alt delete to go in the task manager and go to the running processes but nothing seems to stop it when i end the tasks....
please please please someone tell me how to eradicate this crap!!!!
thanks
andy
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Follow these

Check for spywares and virus in the system

virus scanner:
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When you scan for virus,do all the below in both Normal mode and Safe mode.

a) Update your virus definitions in your Anti-virus and run it.

b) Download Stinger from here : http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/  and run it.

c) Use this Online virus scanner also : http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 

Spyware:
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Please donot run spyware before running Anti-virus tools and making sure there is no virus in the machine.
Run spyware both in Normal and Safe mode to be sure that the system is free of spywares,adwares and Malwares.

PLEASE GET THE SPYWARE REMOVAL TOOLS FROM THE BELOW WEBSITE. THAT PAQ IS CREATED SO THAT ALL THE TOOLS ARE NOT GUMMED UP IN THIS THREAD.

Some of the experts here have helped in compiling all the important spyware tools and they are listed in this thread
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Browser_Issues/Q_20975384.html

My recommendation would be to start with Spybot ,Ad-ware ,CWshredder.After installing them, First Update them and then run

Once running all the above tools and others given in that thread, download and run Hijackthis.
Download Hijacthis from here http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-69.shtml.
Get the log from Hijackthis and save the log and paste it here
http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english to analyze it.
 The analyser site is used so that you donot gum up the thread with the entire log.

Check this tutorial aswell : http://aumha.org/a/hjttutor.php

Remove the bad ones that the site reports. If it says unknown process, then use a search engine to check if those are bad ones. If bad remove them , if you still cannot find then post those files alone here.
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