Well getting rid of that spoof scanner was easy but the toolbar is a lot more tricky due to the fact it doesn't seem to be found by spybot, ad-aware or a-squared, and spy doctor which usually sorts bull like this out now has a 'problem unpacking'. Final clue to what might be going on is the fact Ikeep on getting this 'windows firewall message' talking of unusual activity. Now on windows 98se with zone alarm it doesn't take a genius to realise this is a load of rubbish. So, any help would be greatly appreciated, and maybe there might be a free trip to New york to sort out the guy behind this
Bless the Whois database
If you arn't sure, go control panel > administrative tools > Services > then scroll down to messenger and right click and disable it.
This will stop ads that just flash up no matter what you are doing in the middle of your screen, this works on win 2000 computers as well.
Spyware doctor and reg mechanic still aren't working. maybe a needed dll is missing or something, but pc tools email isn't working so I can't find out what a code4 error is. Oh well, at least the computer isn't actin' drunk
Try an online [URL]http://www.pandasoftware.com/home/default.asp[/URL] scan that gets rid of most trojans.
> nope, but it's better if i know how to get rid of things like this
> before i get them :)
So THAT'S why Stridman saw you working down at the STD clinic. ;D
From your desktop:
1. Click the Start button, and select Run
2. Enter this command line:
regsvr32 /u c:\windows\system\searchtoolbar.dll
then do it again with
regsvr32 /u c:\windows\system32\searchtoolbar.dll
as the command line and press ok
Then follow the rest of the removal instructions from that link.
In the command lines i have written c:\windows\ assuming that is your system root so change those to what ever your current root is eg i think windows 2000 has something like c:\win2k\ as it's root.
Marzman did you find searchtoolbar.dll on your computer?