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Dear newsgroup, It appears that one of the websites I visited in last month or so put something in my computer so that it registers a request to open internet explorer and tries to go to websites I haven't requested and don't recognize. Sometimes this includes attempting to download files. Website names include "specials4you.com" When I try to locate where the request is coming from, I found at least one time that it was listed under "properties" at following location: windows/system32/shdoclc.dll/offcncl.htm#[url]http://specials4y[/url] ou.com Any ideas about how to get this out of my system? Thanks, Ethan Mark...

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    Default Unwanted/unexpected opening of internet explorer/windows (not normal "pop ups")

    Dear newsgroup,

    It appears that one of the websites I visited in last
    month or so put something in my computer so that it
    registers a request to open internet explorer and tries
    to go to websites I haven't requested and don't
    recognize. Sometimes this includes attempting to
    download files. Website names
    include "specials4you.com" When I try to locate where
    the request is coming from, I found at least one time
    that it was listed under "properties" at following
    location:
    windows/system32/shdoclc.dll/offcncl.htm#[url]http://specials4y[/url]
    ou.com

    Any ideas about how to get this out of my system?

    Thanks,

    Ethan Mark
    Ethan Mark Guest

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    Default Re: Unwanted/unexpected opening of internet explorer/windows (not normal "pop ups")

    Do a google search for "Adaware" and "Spybot" download and run these
    programs to rid your machine from spyware.

    hth,

    aaron
    "Ethan Mark" <ethan.markwxs.nl> wrote in message
    news:3fc501c3408c$aa1bbed0$a401280aphx.gbl...
    > Dear newsgroup,
    >
    > It appears that one of the websites I visited in last
    > month or so put something in my computer so that it
    > registers a request to open internet explorer and tries
    > to go to websites I haven't requested and don't
    > recognize. Sometimes this includes attempting to
    > download files. Website names
    > include "specials4you.com" When I try to locate where
    > the request is coming from, I found at least one time
    > that it was listed under "properties" at following
    > location:
    > windows/system32/shdoclc.dll/offcncl.htm#[url]http://specials4y[/url]
    > ou.com
    >
    > Any ideas about how to get this out of my system?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ethan Mark

    aaron Guest

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    Default Re: Unwanted/unexpected opening of internet explorer/windows (not normal "pop ups")

    Your browser is hijacked by some spyware:

    SpyBot S&D searches your harddisk for Spyware and Adware
    [url]http://security.kolla.de/[/url]

    and

    Adaware (similar)
    [url]http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/[/url]
    (Remember to perform a Webupdate to have the latest definitions installed)


    _______________________________________
    Ramesh Srinivasan
    MSWindows OS- Poweruser
    eMail: [email]SRamesh2khotmail.com[/email]
    Aim: SRamesh2k
    INDIA


    "Ethan Mark" <ethan.markwxs.nl> wrote in message
    news:3fc501c3408c$aa1bbed0$a401280aphx.gbl...
    Dear newsgroup,

    It appears that one of the websites I visited in last
    month or so put something in my computer so that it
    registers a request to open internet explorer and tries
    to go to websites I haven't requested and don't
    recognize. Sometimes this includes attempting to
    download files. Website names
    include "specials4you.com" When I try to locate where
    the request is coming from, I found at least one time
    that it was listed under "properties" at following
    location:
    windows/system32/shdoclc.dll/offcncl.htm#[url]http://specials4y[/url]
    ou.com

    Any ideas about how to get this out of my system?

    Thanks,

    Ethan Mark


    Ramesh \(XP Power User\) Guest

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