This icon keeps appearing on my desktop!

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  1. DJ_Nicol

    DJ_Nicol Registered Member

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    Hi!
    In the last couple of weeks this shorcut icon has appeared on my desk top the target is:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" http://www.casinopalazzo.com/index.php?sourceid=103093
    the name of the shortcut is "qwicki"
    if anyone can help me to remove this it would be much appriciated!!
    cheers
    DJ
    p.s. i'm using windows 98 SE and AOL 8.0 :doubt: i already have spybot S&D but its not picking up any threats i've also got spyware blaster
     
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    Not sure what's ailing you, but at this point SpywareBlaster is not going to help. I believe that app only keeps malware from installing. Once it's there, SB can't do anthing about it (it's not a scanner). I use S&D too, but I had more luck with Webroot's SpySweeper. Give it a try.
     
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    Thanks for your help guys! :) I ran ad-aware with all the modified settings suggested on the other forum and it seems to have cleaned it up. What do you recommend to stop this sort of thing happening again?
    Cheers
    DJ
     
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    sorry didnt see your last post there Blackspear!
     
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    This is what is set up on my system and they all play together nicely:

    1. Nod32 Beta - Anti-virus
    2. Zone Alarm (free) - Visual outgoing alerts
    3. Spyware Blaster (free) - Spyware Prevention
    4. Spyware Guard (free) - Browser Hijack prevention
    5. Spybot Search and Destroy (free) - if running the above 2 programs, should remain fairly clean
    6. Adaware (free) - same as above
    7. Script Defender (free) - Script protection
    8. System Safety Monitor (free) - Registry change warning
    9. File Checker (free) - Monitors important ".exe" files of various programs
    10. Mozilla Firefox (free) - Safer Web Browser - try some of the exploit tests in the "Polls" section here at Wilders, it's scary stuff, enough to have most people looking for better solutions...
    11. Proxomitron (free) - With Kye-U's filters installed
    12. Ewido (free) - anti-trojan
    13. For email - Mozilla Thunderbird (free) - I don't use it because I only have Hotmail.
    14. Netgear ProSafe Firewall - Hardware firewall.

    The above will give you a fairly tight system. Ultimately it comes down to safe practices, still, it is always best to practice and think of safety, otherwise it will remind you and it won’t hold back in doing so... it's a bit like gravity, very unforgiving...

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     
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    haha! thanks a lot mate, much appriciated!
    good job!
    DJ
     
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    My pleasure DJ

    Cheers :D
     
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