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mandoleer Tech: Prev thread on virus diconnecting (21) RE: Tech: Prev thread on virus diconnecting 01 Apr 05


Do try switching the modem connecting wires before getting into too much heavy stuff. Put a cable you know is good in and see if the problem stays. Then consider changing the modem. They're only about 12 or 15 from a computer fair. Modems CAN go duff, as can cables. You will then have the latest v dot whatever into the bargain. As to the machine that had never been connected, SpyBot and AdAware are not known for giving false positives. There are quite a few programs that do - and a good site like Major Geeks bans them - but they're all commercial ones trying to frighten you into buying. Let me know what they found on the unconnected machine. I'm interested... But do try BHO Demon and WinPatrol - both can be downloaded onto CD easily and put on to the affected machine. WinPatrol can stop any process running if you tell it. Put it on and let me know what it's finding. (I'm part of an unofficial crusade to put a stop to the bastards that put this stuff out - no financial gain in it for us but a great satisfaction when another machine is secured against them.)


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