|Quote, originally posted by 602crew »|
|They ran updates and i installed them. Maybe i am missing something. The ad-aware quarantined a lot of things.|
It's not a virus because it doesn't infect then spread. It's a script.
I had the same problem. Everyone told me to update Norton (which happens twice daily sometimes anyway, and I did it manually too) and ran the updated AdAware files and nothing popped up.
I can't remember the name of the offending piece of code, but do a search in windows for the filename "hosts". You should find it in \Windows\system32\drivers\etc if you are running XP. Anyway, open it in notepad and it shouldn't look differant from this (unless you have special IT needs)...
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
If anything else is there, delete it. That will help you for the short-term..I think the script might re-write it after a restart. I'll keep looking for the name of it for you though