[kegswindows] Casino pop-ups

  • From: "Lee Gentry" <lee.gentry@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 20:26:10 -0700


Got a Win98 computer with a mind of it's own.  Internet Explorer will
suddenly open and start downloading assorted casino websites. Of course
everytime you try to close a screen more will pop up ..the task bar
fills with pop up screens.

Have used Task Manager to close EVERYTHING listed except Windows

Have run and re-run Norton AV 2001 to see if it could pick up anything
with no luck.  I cleared the Exclusions list in case the "nasty" was
hiding from Norton that way.

Computer is inline with DSL thru a NAT "firewall" router (Linksys).

Whatever triggers the "nasty" to start opening casino sites does not
seem to be related to internet use.  Simply booting the computer and
waiting a while is enough.

Right now I am using a pop-up killer to suppress the casino
screens...the computer is unusable without it.

Anybody else seen anything like this?  We have no idea where the "nasty"
came from.  The computer user swears she has never visited a casino

Regardless of how we got it, we have some sort of malicious program that
uses IE and web sites to make the computer unusable and I really need to
get rid of it.

HELP...any ideas less painful than "fdisk"

Lee Gentry

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