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Tagged by.. Help Me 12 years 4 months ago #4591

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WINDOWS XP PRO
AMD 2800 CPU
BIOSTAR MOBO
512MB DDR RAM

I keep getting folders that I did not create on my hard drive. The names are named C:\drivers\YOU\ HAVE\ BEEN\ TAGGED\BY.\ SuperZiggy\ I can only get rid of them by taking a copy of deltree.com from an Win ME Computer and putting it on floppy disk and removing that way. :twisted:

My question is where do they come from and how do I keep them from coming back.

Any comment or advice is helpful.

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Re: Tagged by.. Help Me 12 years 4 months ago #4598

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First, make sure all your security patches are up to date. http://www.windowsupdate.com/ I would also recommend some Anti-virus software. AVG is a pretty good freebie. You should download and run Spybot and/or Adaware which are both available on CNET. If you're still having issues, check the following places:

- Start menu --> Startup (anything suspicious?)
- Start --> Run --> type "msconfig" --> go to the "Startup" tab --> Anything suspicious???

And you should be behind a firewall too (if your are not already)...

Hopes this helps... Cheers!
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Re: Tagged by.. Help Me 12 years 4 months ago #4613

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Thanks for the comments but i have done all of those suggestions before this ever happend.

I am running

Anti-Vir
Spybot s&d
Adaware
Spysweeper

I have every patch available for XP pro.
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Re: Tagged by.. Help Me 12 years 4 months ago #4614

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hi

what do the folders contain?...aside from these folders making their way into your harddrive, have there been any alterations or abnormal activities happening in your system?

this may have been cause by a malicious code that is embedded within your system. if you have already done the preventive measures and still does not remedy the problem, i suggest that you back up your files and prepare for a reinstall...


but before that try looking within your registry, especially under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>SOFTWARE>>MICROSOFT>>WINDOWS>>CURRENT VERSION>>RUN. look for anything that should not be running when you boot up your system. to make the changes you've made on the registry restart your system..

also be sure that everything in your system is up to date and i mean everything, from windows patches, AV definitions, and Spyware and Adware updates.

well i hope that this helps in someways and goodluck
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Re: Tagged by.. Help Me 12 years 4 months ago #4619

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Did I forget to mention -- stop using Internet Explorer

www.mozilla.org/products/firefox


Cheers,
Sahir Hidayatullah.
Firewall.cx Staff - Associate Editor & Security Advisor
tftfotw.blogspot.com
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