Yellow 'Warning' Triangle in Taskbar

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After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to the
Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on my
taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main porn
and dating sites.

I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have
tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail. Can anyone help?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 03:08:01 -0700, nairevilo wrote:

    > After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to the
    > Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on my
    > taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main porn
    > and dating sites.
    >
    > I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have
    > tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail. Can anyone help?

    Try the steps outlined at http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm.
    --
    Tom Porterfield
    MS-MVP Windows
    http://support.telop.org

    Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
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    What Security tools do you have running on your computer ?
    By that I mean which Anti-Virus & Firewall - which provide
    Real Time protection. Also, you need a cocktail of Malware
    tools that includes AdAware, SpyBot, CW Shredder and the
    Microsoft AntiSpyware application.
    It's a process that uses a number of different approaches. 1st
    you have to rid your machine of any "Baddies" already present.
    Then you have to harden the security, to prevent re-infestation.
    Using TaskMgr, you can isolate the process that is responsible
    for the icon you describe. There are a few on-line scans that
    might help you to "Catch" your particular "Baddie".
    If you're using Broadband you can adjust IE (assumption) to
    empty the TIF cache when each IE session is completed. I
    would also override the default Cookie handling. As a starting
    point, I would run Panda's Activescan. It does a good job of
    finding viruses and "Baddies" that some other AV/Scanners
    tend to miss. It requires a ActiveX component and a User ID
    process to access the Scan.
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

    "nairevilo" <nairevilo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:35578F62-DBEC-4146-A2A3-37618D6A234F@microsoft.com...
    > After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to
    > the
    > Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on
    > my
    > taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main
    > porn
    > and dating sites.
    >
    > I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have
    > tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail. Can anyone help?
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi

    Have you tried all these programs to check your system for spyware?

    Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com
    Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.or­g/
    CWShredder - http://forum.aumha.org/downloa­ds/cwshredder.zip
    Spy Sweeper - www.webroot.com

    Try SpyWareBlaster to stop intrusions:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.co­m/spywareblaster.html

    Also see the following links:

    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.ht­m
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/un­wanted.htm

    --

    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "nairevilo" <nairevilo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:35578F62-DBEC-4146-A2A3-37618D6A234F@microsoft.com...
    > After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to
    > the
    > Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on
    > my
    > taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main
    > porn
    > and dating sites.
    >
    > I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have
    > tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail. Can anyone help?
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eZH2VXKeFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    <snip>

    > http://aumha.org/a/parasite.ht­m
    > http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/un­wanted.htm
    >
    Both these links give 404. It could just be my dns, but try these:
    http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

    Bob Vanderveen
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thanks for your replies...

    I have Norton Anti-virus software and Personal Firewall running. I also run
    Spybot and Ad Aware - but these are not getting rid of this irritating
    triangle. If it goes on much longer I might have to do a full system restore
    from the start-up disk - it's that s


    "Will Denny" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > Have you tried all these programs to check your system for spyware?
    >
    > Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com
    > Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.or­g/
    > CWShredder - http://forum.aumha.org/downloa­ds/cwshredder.zip
    > Spy Sweeper - www.webroot.com
    >
    > Try SpyWareBlaster to stop intrusions:
    >
    > http://www.javacoolsoftware.co­m/spywareblaster.html
    >
    > Also see the following links:
    >
    > http://aumha.org/a/parasite.ht­m
    > http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/un­wanted.htm
    >
    > --
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    >
    > "nairevilo" <nairevilo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:35578F62-DBEC-4146-A2A3-37618D6A234F@microsoft.com...
    > > After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to
    > > the
    > > Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on
    > > my
    > > taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main
    > > porn
    > > and dating sites.
    > >
    > > I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have
    > > tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail. Can anyone help?
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    what is that "everything" you have done thus far? have you scanned your
    computer with several spyware scanners like microsoft antispyware, spybot
    and ad-aware? scanning with only one scanner is not enough. none of
    available scanners detects all nasties. i assume you have also up-to-date
    virus scanners. last thing to do is to use hijackthis and post report to
    newsgroups where specialists analyze it. use google with "hijackthis" to get
    some links to start with.


    "nairevilo" <nairevilo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:35578F62-DBEC-4146-A2A3-37618D6A234F@microsoft.com...
    > After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to
    > the
    > Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on
    > my
    > taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main
    > porn
    > and dating sites.
    >
    > I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have
    > tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail. Can anyone help?
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Bob Vanderveen" <bvanderveen@mail.co> wrote in message
    news:%23LWeDbMeFHA.1648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:eZH2VXKeFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi
    >>
    > <snip>
    >
    >> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.ht­m
    >> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/un­wanted.htm
    >>
    > Both these links give 404. It could just be my dns, but try these:
    > http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    > http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >
    > Bob Vanderveen

    Hi

    Both those links are working properly from here.


    --

    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:%235vnVeMeFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >
    > >> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.ht­m
    > >> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/un­wanted.htm
    > >>
    > > Both these links give 404. It could just be my dns, but try
    these:
    > > http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    > > http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > >
    > > Bob Vanderveen
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Both those links are working properly from here.

    The things that make you say hmmmmm.....

    Confession time<g>...I'm running treewalk (http://ntcanuck.com/ ) as
    primary dns with roadrunner dns4 (65.24.0.172) as backup.

    Your comments are welcome.

    Bob Vanderveen
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