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Posted on 2006-06-14
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I'm using windows xp service pack 1.when i loads internet explorer it opens very late,  normally when I'm not connected to internet.when I 'm connected to internet then it opens late, when I type http://www.mail.yahoo.com in address bar it shows a status bar message."Downloading the site from.http://www.mail.yahoo.com".and takes a long time there..then opens the browser.
I found SQL.text file in every partition in my system...which I have never made.If I delete this file it appears again when i restart the system
My computer is secured by mcafee antivirus 10.


Question is:
is it spy ,worm or virus? how can I get rid of it?
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Question by:zapsin
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by:callrs
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Run a spyware/adware scan
http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

Make sure your virus definition are up to date.

Use this utility to manage your startup programs & disable unneeded programs from starting up an login:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/strun.html     StartupRun v1.22 - Startup Manager for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP

See my post at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21885511.html     "My programs that load on XP startup are out of control!" For more great tips like this. It may well fix your problem.

Good luck.
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by:callrs
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Also, you should get Service pack 2. It's free.
Either download it http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx
O get it from Microsoft for a $2 shipping fee: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx

If you don't get Sp2, at least go to www.windowsupdate.com to get the critical updates (if you don't have auto-update option set in XP)
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by:r-k
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If the above has not fixed it, then please do the following:

Download and run HijackThis from http://www.hijackthis.de/
Copy-and-paste the resulting log back to that same web site (not here)
Click on "Analyze", and then click on "Save Analysis" at the bottom of the next page.
Finally post a link here to the saved analyzed page.

Also, see this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/IEtopten.mspx

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by:zapsin
ID: 16937469
I've
1. run adware
2. update windows
3. update explorer
4. visit hijackthis.de and here is the analyzed page
http://www.hijackthis.de/logfiles/6d1d2161673f0357699e2a350d4bcd7f.html


PROBLEM IS STILL THERE.
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r-k earned 250 total points
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Run HJT again and have it fix this entry:

 O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Runonce] C:\WINDOWS\System32\runouce.exe

Also fix the following unless you know what it is:

 O8 - Extra context menu item: WackGet it! - C:\Program Files\WackGet\wgbho.js

Then reboot and see if the problem is fixed. In any case run HJT again and make sure the entries you fixed are gone.
Let us know what happens. Thanks.

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by:callrs
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http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm     IEFix - General purpose fix for Internet Explorer for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(My post at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_21890097.html has more info on IE repair)
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by:phototropic
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Do you have a firewall enabled? If so, does the problem persist when it is disabled?
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