Dot Explore! - way-to-find.com

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by hermazoid, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. hermazoid

    hermazoid Registered Member

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    I've suddenly got these pop-ups when I start IE6. Can't find any info on these. Are they new? They have shown up since I used BitTorrent to download some files from a reasonably upstanding website (Valve-Halflife). Spybot S&D & Adaware SE don't nail them.
     
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    What website did you download the thing from?
    Why did you download it?
    What does it do?
    When did this thing happen?
     
  3. hermazoid

    hermazoid Registered Member

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    I believe I found the offending file "jfkag.exe" in my C:/Windows/System32 folder using Hijack This. I looked at it with UltraEdit32 and could see some text about Internet windows etc. It hijacks IE and pops up in sequence: (2) search windows, "Dot Explore!" and "WayTo Find.com" when you close the first window. Anyway, since I moved it and renamed it the popups are gone. I'll delete it shortly, unless anyone wants it :p
    I'm not certain how it planted itself. I think it may have come after I used BitTorrent to download a file. The file I DL'd was an update to CounterStrike for Halflife, the game. Or it may have got in while I was searching some of the game websites? I have since uninstalled BitTorrent. I have the latest IE6 and I have it set to prompt before cookies, etc., but it got in.
     
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