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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by RyKnoz, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. RyKnoz


    Dec 22, 2001
    Someone had sent me a link saying "Hey Brian I think this bass looks hot" and a link, I clicked the link and it had the option save, open, cancel. I pressed enter and it was some kind of European porn site. I closed it and later that night i found an extra icon on the taskbar. It was a porn icon. I tried to delete it but the programs not in any search or file that I can find. Everytime I right click it the window just pops up. Does anyone know how I can delete this thing?
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    you click on everything people send you? :rolleyes:

    ps: get ad-aware just in case
  3. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    the only thing i can think of is go back to the site...and sumhow try and get a file name from the site

  4. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    Click and drag the icon onto your desktop. then, right click it and go to properties. See where the target leads. The target is where the program is, so now that you know, you can delete it.
  5. I've had that before. Clean out your cache, Tempory Internet files, C:Windows\Temp, go into the windows folder and scan for that icon. Go into your windows System folder and scan down the list to see if that icon is in there.

    It might be in the Add/remove section in Control Panel check that first.


  6. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Take care, you may have installed a program that connects you to a pay site. Don't click the new icon. Nasty surprises may show up on your phone bill. I'd get rid of it before doing anything else. And, definitely don't go back to the site again as bp13 suggested, it may only cause more problems or costs. Other than the suggestions above you could try to search your harddrive for files that have been created or modified lately, to get some clues to what new files and folders were created, and then delete the offendors.
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    So it's in the task bar in the lower right corner?

    Do CTRL-ALT-DEL and a window opens that shows all running processes. One of them will be the porn linker. Cancel it.

    Now check the start -> program files -> autorun folder for a similar shortcut. If it's there, delete it.

    Go start... and type msconfig and hit enter. A program opens that also shows you the programs that are started automatically.
    Search for the porn program and delete or inactivate the entry.

    Sorry if I didn't get the names right, my Windows is German.
  8. RyKnoz


    Dec 22, 2001
    I've done everuthin that you guys have suggested and it might go away, but everytime I turn on my computer it's there again. I think this thing might be a virus so I'm going to run a scan right now. Thanks for the comments, keep'em coming.
  9. RyKnoz


    Dec 22, 2001
    No virus...
  10. Did you try going in to the add/remove programs utility in the control panel. I've gotten those things before, usually I just uninstall it with that.
  11. RyKnoz


    Dec 22, 2001
    That was the 1st thing I did, it's not there.
  12. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    If I was you I would take dave's advice on this one, download and run ad aware. Heres a direct download link (so it will pop up asking you to download it) just download it and run it.

    Click Here

    Good luck.:)
  13. basslax


    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    another vote for Ad-Aware
  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i thought we were tryin to get the point across not to click on everything

    nah seriously though...get ad-ware


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