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June 16, 2004 4:01:01 AM

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I down loaded this game and when i whent on the internet it sent a short cut to my desk top for some casino now when i try to get on the internet i get this message that some other program is useing my modem?? i tryed to delete this but it still comes back and i cant find it under add/remove can anyone give me suggestions???
June 16, 2004 1:11:05 PM

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"gfunk" <gfunk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2FC01910-DA91-4FB4-A5F8-1EA8D2F178AD@microsoft.com...
>I down loaded this game and when i whent on the internet it sent a short
>cut to my desk top for some casino now when i try to get on the internet i
>get this message that some other program is useing my modem?? i tryed to
>delete this but it still comes back and i cant find it under add/remove can
>anyone give me suggestions???

Its spyware, and maybe is or acting like a Trojan back door.

Download Adaware 6:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

And install and update the reference files (read the how tos in the help
file). it will find probably more than just what you list, and remove them.

You can also get Spybot Search and Destroy, as this is more intensive, but
sometimes regards needed files as spyware, so pay attention to what it wants
to remove.

http://www.safer-networking.org/

Also run your anti-virus with recent updates if you have one, and if you
don't do a search for good free ones. Then get yourself a good firewall if
you don't have one. ZoneAlarm is good and has a free version, but don't get
the
newest version (#5) for now, until they get it fixed. here is the version
before the 5.0 which works great.

Go here
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/znalm...
and select the second from the top download (the 4.5.594.000 version)
June 17, 2004 2:38:01 AM

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Thanks will try the spybot only cuse a friend at work will burn it for me as i cant get on the internet but thaks for you help will let you know how it works out

"Tom" wrote:

>
> "gfunk" <gfunk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2FC01910-DA91-4FB4-A5F8-1EA8D2F178AD@microsoft.com...
> >I down loaded this game and when i whent on the internet it sent a short
> >cut to my desk top for some casino now when i try to get on the internet i
> >get this message that some other program is useing my modem?? i tryed to
> >delete this but it still comes back and i cant find it under add/remove can
> >anyone give me suggestions???
>
> Its spyware, and maybe is or acting like a Trojan back door.
>
> Download Adaware 6:
>
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
>
> And install and update the reference files (read the how tos in the help
> file). it will find probably more than just what you list, and remove them.
>
> You can also get Spybot Search and Destroy, as this is more intensive, but
> sometimes regards needed files as spyware, so pay attention to what it wants
> to remove.
>
> http://www.safer-networking.org/
>
> Also run your anti-virus with recent updates if you have one, and if you
> don't do a search for good free ones. Then get yourself a good firewall if
> you don't have one. ZoneAlarm is good and has a free version, but don't get
> the
> newest version (#5) for now, until they get it fixed. here is the version
> before the 5.0 which works great.
>
> Go here
> http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/znalm...
> and select the second from the top download (the 4.5.594.000 version)
>
>
>
!