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July 8, 2005 1:28:02 PM

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How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to DSN
server. Kids downloaded spyware.

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July 8, 2005 3:13:03 PM

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I would do the following (first)
Empty your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files and make sure the
maximum size for this is small enough not to cause trouble in the future.
Empty your Temporary Internet Files and shrink the size it stores to a
size between 10MB and 360MB..

- Open ONE copy of Internet Explorer.
- Select TOOLS -> Internet Options.
- Under the General tab in the "Temporary Internet Files" section, do the
following:
- Click on "Delete Cookies" (click OK)
- Click on "Settings" and change the "Amount of disk space to use:" to
something between 10MB and 360MB. (Betting it is MUCH larger right
now.)
- Click OK.
- Click on "Delete Files" and select to "Delete all offline contents"
(the checkbox) and click OK. (If you had a LOT, this could take 2-10
minutes or more.)
- Once it is done, click OK, close Internet Explorer, re-open Internet
Explorer.

(Second) This web site should help you get started at looking through this
list:

How to Uninstall Programs
http://snipurl.com/8v6b

A word of warning - Do NOT uninstall anything you think you MIGHT need
in the future unless you have completed Tip (1) and have the installation
media and proper keys for use backed up somewhere safe!

(Third) I recommend you use at least the first 5. I know that sounds like a
lot,
and you may be saying "But you said earlier that I should clean my system,
now you are telling me to install more software - 5 pieces in fact!" Okay,
I get your point, but please consider that this stuff has prevented the
install of the latest service pack for some people, it has the potential
to slow and crater your PC, it can send your private information around
the world to people you do not know - it is all around BAD.

First - make sure you have NOT installed "Rogue AntiSpyware". There are
people out there who created AntiSpyware products that actually install
spyware of their own! You need to avoid these:

Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

Also, you can always visit this site..
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
For more updated information.

Then, my suggestion again is that you at least install the first five of
these: (Install, Run, Update, Scan with..)

Lavasoft AdAware (Free and up)
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
(How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdn )

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free!)
http://www.safer-networking.net/en/download/index.html
(How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdk )

Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner (Free!)
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/
(How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate3 )

SpywareBlaster (Free!)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
(How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate6 )

IE-SPYAD (Free!)
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
(How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate7 )

CWShredder (Free!)
http://www.softbasket.com/download/s_8114.shtml

Hijack This! (Free)
http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/
( Tutorial: http://hjt.wizardsofwebsites.com/ )

ToolbarCop (Free!)
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm

Browser Security Tests
http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/

Popup Tester
http://www.popuptest.com/

The Cleaner (49.95 and up)
http://www.moosoft.com/

If used properly, you should have a malware free system now. The last
two of the first five I suggest you install are immunization applications.
None of these programs (in these editions) run in the background unless you
TELL them to. The space they take up and how easy they are to use greatly
makes up for any inconvenience you may be feeling.

If still want to remove the .exe file you can find most if not all by
clicking start, run and typing MSCONFIG the clicking OK and selecting
processes

--
Don Kendrick



"Craig" wrote:

> How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to DSN
> server. Kids downloaded spyware.
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 9:37:11 PM

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Hi

Have you checked 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


"Craig" <Craig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to
> DSN
> server. Kids downloaded spyware.
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July 8, 2005 9:37:12 PM

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Have Spysweeper and it does not detect it. A tech from Dell got me into all
of the files and we renamed them so they would not work but I do not remember
how.

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Have you checked 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
>
>
> "Craig" <Craig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F465B1DA-DAE7-4CEC-85EA-A1BB74E70FE4@microsoft.com...
> > How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to
> > DSN
> > server. Kids downloaded spyware.
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 12:26:22 AM

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"Craig" <Craig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to DSN
>server. Kids downloaded spyware.

Download and install the free Microsoft Antispyware (Beta) from
http://download.microsoft.com

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 8:14:55 AM

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You just rename them. You can rename files that are open. You reboot and as the names are changed the system can't find them so can't run them so you can then delete them.

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"Craig" <Craig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:244722CA-D5EF-46B8-BF83-F2BC4324FD98@microsoft.com...
> Have Spysweeper and it does not detect it. A tech from Dell got me into all
> of the files and we renamed them so they would not work but I do not remember
> how.
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Have you checked 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
>>
>>
>> "Craig" <Craig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F465B1DA-DAE7-4CEC-85EA-A1BB74E70FE4@microsoft.com...
>> > How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to
>> > DSN
>> > server. Kids downloaded spyware.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 8:23:13 AM

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The IE programmers say it can take up to 20 minutes to empty a large cache. People who report hangs aren't seeing hangs but a looooong operation that was assumed to be quick (and it was many years ago) that blocks UI. There is a programmer working on this (making it a background task) for IE7.

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"Unrepper" <Unrepper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:550A833A-DCDD-470A-A646-59FCE813967C@microsoft.com...
>I would do the following (first)
> Empty your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files and make sure the
> maximum size for this is small enough not to cause trouble in the future.
> Empty your Temporary Internet Files and shrink the size it stores to a
> size between 10MB and 360MB..
>
> - Open ONE copy of Internet Explorer.
> - Select TOOLS -> Internet Options.
> - Under the General tab in the "Temporary Internet Files" section, do the
> following:
> - Click on "Delete Cookies" (click OK)
> - Click on "Settings" and change the "Amount of disk space to use:" to
> something between 10MB and 360MB. (Betting it is MUCH larger right
> now.)
> - Click OK.
> - Click on "Delete Files" and select to "Delete all offline contents"
> (the checkbox) and click OK. (If you had a LOT, this could take 2-10
> minutes or more.)
> - Once it is done, click OK, close Internet Explorer, re-open Internet
> Explorer.
>
> (Second) This web site should help you get started at looking through this
> list:
>
> How to Uninstall Programs
> http://snipurl.com/8v6b
>
> A word of warning - Do NOT uninstall anything you think you MIGHT need
> in the future unless you have completed Tip (1) and have the installation
> media and proper keys for use backed up somewhere safe!
>
> (Third) I recommend you use at least the first 5. I know that sounds like a
> lot,
> and you may be saying "But you said earlier that I should clean my system,
> now you are telling me to install more software - 5 pieces in fact!" Okay,
> I get your point, but please consider that this stuff has prevented the
> install of the latest service pack for some people, it has the potential
> to slow and crater your PC, it can send your private information around
> the world to people you do not know - it is all around BAD.
>
> First - make sure you have NOT installed "Rogue AntiSpyware". There are
> people out there who created AntiSpyware products that actually install
> spyware of their own! You need to avoid these:
>
> Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
>
> Also, you can always visit this site..
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> For more updated information.
>
> Then, my suggestion again is that you at least install the first five of
> these: (Install, Run, Update, Scan with..)
>
> Lavasoft AdAware (Free and up)
> http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdn )
>
> Spybot Search and Destroy (Free!)
> http://www.safer-networking.net/en/download/index.html
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdk )
>
> Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner (Free!)
> http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate3 )
>
> SpywareBlaster (Free!)
> http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate6 )
>
> IE-SPYAD (Free!)
> https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate7 )
>
> CWShredder (Free!)
> http://www.softbasket.com/download/s_8114.shtml
>
> Hijack This! (Free)
> http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/
> ( Tutorial: http://hjt.wizardsofwebsites.com/ )
>
> ToolbarCop (Free!)
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
>
> Browser Security Tests
> http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/
>
> Popup Tester
> http://www.popuptest.com/
>
> The Cleaner (49.95 and up)
> http://www.moosoft.com/
>
> If used properly, you should have a malware free system now. The last
> two of the first five I suggest you install are immunization applications.
> None of these programs (in these editions) run in the background unless you
> TELL them to. The space they take up and how easy they are to use greatly
> makes up for any inconvenience you may be feeling.
>
> If still want to remove the .exe file you can find most if not all by
> clicking start, run and typing MSCONFIG the clicking OK and selecting
> processes
>
> --
> Don Kendrick
>
>
>
> "Craig" wrote:
>
>> How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to DSN
>> server. Kids downloaded spyware.
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 8:30:41 AM

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He is also advocating that the large cache bug be fixed. But it's not his area.
http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffdav/default.aspx
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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message news:uYg5do%23gFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
The IE programmers say it can take up to 20 minutes to empty a large cache. People who report hangs aren't seeing hangs but a looooong operation that was assumed to be quick (and it was many years ago) that blocks UI. There is a programmer working on this (making it a background task) for IE7.

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http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
=================================================
"Unrepper" <Unrepper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:550A833A-DCDD-470A-A646-59FCE813967C@microsoft.com...
>I would do the following (first)
> Empty your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files and make sure the
> maximum size for this is small enough not to cause trouble in the future.
> Empty your Temporary Internet Files and shrink the size it stores to a
> size between 10MB and 360MB..
>
> - Open ONE copy of Internet Explorer.
> - Select TOOLS -> Internet Options.
> - Under the General tab in the "Temporary Internet Files" section, do the
> following:
> - Click on "Delete Cookies" (click OK)
> - Click on "Settings" and change the "Amount of disk space to use:" to
> something between 10MB and 360MB. (Betting it is MUCH larger right
> now.)
> - Click OK.
> - Click on "Delete Files" and select to "Delete all offline contents"
> (the checkbox) and click OK. (If you had a LOT, this could take 2-10
> minutes or more.)
> - Once it is done, click OK, close Internet Explorer, re-open Internet
> Explorer.
>
> (Second) This web site should help you get started at looking through this
> list:
>
> How to Uninstall Programs
> http://snipurl.com/8v6b
>
> A word of warning - Do NOT uninstall anything you think you MIGHT need
> in the future unless you have completed Tip (1) and have the installation
> media and proper keys for use backed up somewhere safe!
>
> (Third) I recommend you use at least the first 5. I know that sounds like a
> lot,
> and you may be saying "But you said earlier that I should clean my system,
> now you are telling me to install more software - 5 pieces in fact!" Okay,
> I get your point, but please consider that this stuff has prevented the
> install of the latest service pack for some people, it has the potential
> to slow and crater your PC, it can send your private information around
> the world to people you do not know - it is all around BAD.
>
> First - make sure you have NOT installed "Rogue AntiSpyware". There are
> people out there who created AntiSpyware products that actually install
> spyware of their own! You need to avoid these:
>
> Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
>
> Also, you can always visit this site..
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> For more updated information.
>
> Then, my suggestion again is that you at least install the first five of
> these: (Install, Run, Update, Scan with..)
>
> Lavasoft AdAware (Free and up)
> http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdn )
>
> Spybot Search and Destroy (Free!)
> http://www.safer-networking.net/en/download/index.html
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdk )
>
> Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner (Free!)
> http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate3 )
>
> SpywareBlaster (Free!)
> http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate6 )
>
> IE-SPYAD (Free!)
> https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
> (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate7 )
>
> CWShredder (Free!)
> http://www.softbasket.com/download/s_8114.shtml
>
> Hijack This! (Free)
> http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/
> ( Tutorial: http://hjt.wizardsofwebsites.com/ )
>
> ToolbarCop (Free!)
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
>
> Browser Security Tests
> http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/
>
> Popup Tester
> http://www.popuptest.com/
>
> The Cleaner (49.95 and up)
> http://www.moosoft.com/
>
> If used properly, you should have a malware free system now. The last
> two of the first five I suggest you install are immunization applications.
> None of these programs (in these editions) run in the background unless you
> TELL them to. The space they take up and how easy they are to use greatly
> makes up for any inconvenience you may be feeling.
>
> If still want to remove the .exe file you can find most if not all by
> clicking start, run and typing MSCONFIG the clicking OK and selecting
> processes
>
> --
> Don Kendrick
>
>
>
> "Craig" wrote:
>
>> How do I access .exe files to remove because they are tring to connect to DSN
>> server. Kids downloaded spyware.
!