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Every time I start WinXP and connect to the Internet I get a blank
screen poping up on my browser. After I delete rundll32.exe from my
processes the screen disappears. Is there something that is causing
this in my start up? Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Spyware.

Ted Zieglar

<teresa3480@cs.com> wrote in message
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> Every time I start WinXP and connect to the Internet I get a blank
> screen poping up on my browser. After I delete rundll32.exe from my
> processes the screen disappears. Is there something that is causing
> this in my start up? Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Hi Teresa,

As Ted has mentioned, without giving a solution, this is likely spyware.

1) Install, update, and run AdawareSE from www.lavasoft.de

2) Install and run Spybot from www.safer-networking.org

3) Install and run Spyware Blaster from
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

4) Turn on the native firewall or install a third-party one (a third party
firewall will notify you of outgoing traffic as spyware programs "phone
home", the native one won't).

http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN

5) Also check these links for helpful advice on removing garbage:
http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm
http://aumha.org/win5/a/parasite.htm
http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm

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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

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> Every time I start WinXP and connect to the Internet I get a blank
> screen poping up on my browser. After I delete rundll32.exe from my
> processes the screen disappears. Is there something that is causing
> this in my start up? Any help would be appreciated.
 
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 06:09:01 -0500, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org>
wrote:

Just a comment from experience.. You can have too much paranoia software
running.
Best to find a good one, learn what you can about it, and learn how to use it.
You shouldn't need 2 or more programs that do the same thing.
Too much paranoia software can cause problems that aren't visible like Trojans
and other stuff.

>Hi Teresa,
>
>As Ted has mentioned, without giving a solution, this is likely spyware.
>
>1) Install, update, and run AdawareSE from www.lavasoft.de
>
>2) Install and run Spybot from www.safer-networking.org
>
>3) Install and run Spyware Blaster from
>http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>
>4) Turn on the native firewall or install a third-party one (a third party
>firewall will notify you of outgoing traffic as spyware programs "phone
>home", the native one won't).
>
>http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
>http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
>http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN
>
>5) Also check these links for helpful advice on removing garbage:
>http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm
>http://aumha.org/win5/a/parasite.htm
>http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm

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On the contrary, for spyware it is usually necessary to have more than one
detector/remover.

How does having too many spyware detectors/removers cause "Trojans and other
stuff"? A trojan horse is a virus.

Ted Zieglar

"Husky" <cbminfo@toast.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 06:09:01 -0500, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"
> <rick@mvps.org>
> wrote:
>
> Just a comment from experience.. You can have too much paranoia software
> running.
> Best to find a good one, learn what you can about it, and learn how to use
> it.
> You shouldn't need 2 or more programs that do the same thing.
> Too much paranoia software can cause problems that aren't visible like
> Trojans
> and other stuff.
>
>>Hi Teresa,
>>
>>As Ted has mentioned, without giving a solution, this is likely spyware.
>>
>>1) Install, update, and run AdawareSE from www.lavasoft.de
>>
>>2) Install and run Spybot from www.safer-networking.org
>>
>>3) Install and run Spyware Blaster from
>>http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>>
>>4) Turn on the native firewall or install a third-party one (a third party
>>firewall will notify you of outgoing traffic as spyware programs "phone
>>home", the native one won't).
>>
>>http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
>>http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
>>http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN
>>
>>5) Also check these links for helpful advice on removing garbage:
>>http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm
>>http://aumha.org/win5/a/parasite.htm
>>http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm
>
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 06:09:01 -0500, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"
<rick@mvps.org> wrote:

>Hi Teresa,
>
>As Ted has mentioned, without giving a solution, this is likely spyware.
>
>1) Install, update, and run AdawareSE from www.lavasoft.de
>
>2) Install and run Spybot from www.safer-networking.org
>
>3) Install and run Spyware Blaster from
>http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>
>4) Turn on the native firewall or install a third-party one (a third party
>firewall will notify you of outgoing traffic as spyware programs "phone
>home", the native one won't).
>
>http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
>http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
>http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN
>
>5) Also check these links for helpful advice on removing garbage:
>http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm
>http://aumha.org/win5/a/parasite.htm
>http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm

Thank you, Rick. I have Spybot, Adaware, CWShredder, and Yahoo
Anti-Spy. I've used all of these and it still keeps happening.
 
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Spyware can be notoriously difficult to remove. If you previously tried to
remove it manually, then a software tool may not be able to pick out the
remnants. Here are your choices:

Try yet another removal tool.

If you know the name of the spyware, check the web sites of the major
spyware removal organixations; they sometimes publish specific removal
instructions.

Remove the startup entry from the so-called 'run keys' in the registry. This
is risky (make a wrong move in the registry and you could be in deep
trouble), and it may not make any difference anyway. But here is the
information you'll need:

"A Definition of the Run Keys in the Windows XP Registry"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314866

Reinstall Windows.
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<teresa3480@cs.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 06:09:01 -0500, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"
> <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
>
> >Hi Teresa,
> >
> >As Ted has mentioned, without giving a solution, this is likely spyware.
> >
> >1) Install, update, and run AdawareSE from www.lavasoft.de
> >
> >2) Install and run Spybot from www.safer-networking.org
> >
> >3) Install and run Spyware Blaster from
> >http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
> >
> >4) Turn on the native firewall or install a third-party one (a third
party
> >firewall will notify you of outgoing traffic as spyware programs "phone
> >home", the native one won't).
> >
> >http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
> >http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
> >http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN
> >
> >5) Also check these links for helpful advice on removing garbage:
> >http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm
> >http://aumha.org/win5/a/parasite.htm
> >http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm
>
> Thank you, Rick. I have Spybot, Adaware, CWShredder, and Yahoo
> Anti-Spy. I've used all of these and it still keeps happening.
 
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On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 23:19:08 -0600, teresa3480@cs.com wrote:

>Every time I start WinXP and connect to the Internet I get a blank
>screen poping up on my browser. After I delete rundll32.exe from my
>processes the screen disappears. Is there something that is causing
>this in my start up? Any help would be appreciated.

I've installed and ran multiple spyware programs, now this blank
screen will still appear after an hour or so and covers the center of
my screen. All I can do is run the task manager deleting all the
rundll32.exe files I see and then it disappears. So now what do I do?
 
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On 04/12/2004 teresa3480@cs.com wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 23:19:08 -0600, teresa3480@cs.com wrote:
>
> > Every time I start WinXP and connect to the Internet I get a blank
> > screen poping up on my browser. After I delete rundll32.exe from my
> > processes the screen disappears. Is there something that is causing
> > this in my start up? Any help would be appreciated.
>
> I've installed and ran multiple spyware programs, now this blank
> screen will still appear after an hour or so and covers the center of
> my screen. All I can do is run the task manager deleting all the
> rundll32.exe files I see and then it disappears. So now what do I do?

You need the opposite of a spyware program, it's spyware that causes
the problem.

Make sure you have a firewall installed and turned on (the XP one will
do), get Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and Spybot Search and Destroy
from http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html. You should also have an
anti-virus program, AVG is well regarded from:
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php.

These are all free for home users and will pick up and protect you from
most problems.


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On 4 Dec 2004 09:47:23 GMT, "Jeff Gaines" <whitedragon101@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>On 04/12/2004 teresa3480@cs.com wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 23:19:08 -0600, teresa3480@cs.com wrote:
>>
>> > Every time I start WinXP and connect to the Internet I get a blank
>> > screen poping up on my browser. After I delete rundll32.exe from my
>> > processes the screen disappears. Is there something that is causing
>> > this in my start up? Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> I've installed and ran multiple spyware programs, now this blank
>> screen will still appear after an hour or so and covers the center of
>> my screen. All I can do is run the task manager deleting all the
>> rundll32.exe files I see and then it disappears. So now what do I do?
>
>You need the opposite of a spyware program, it's spyware that causes
>the problem.
>
>Make sure you have a firewall installed and turned on (the XP one will
>do), get Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and Spybot Search and Destroy
>from http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html. You should also have an
>anti-virus program, AVG is well regarded from:
>http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php.
>
>These are all free for home users and will pick up and protect you from
>most problems.

I have the Windows firewall activated and Zone Alarm and I have Spybot
and Ad-Aware and a couple others.
 
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>On 4 Dec 2004 09:47:23 GMT, "Jeff Gaines" <whitedragon101@hotmail.com>
>wrote:
>

>>Make sure you have a firewall installed and turned on (the XP one will
>>do), get Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and Spybot Search and Destroy
>>from http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html. You should also have an
>>anti-virus program, AVG is well regarded from:
>>http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php.
>>
>>These are all free for home users and will pick up and protect you from
>>most problems.
>
>I have the Windows firewall activated and Zone Alarm and I have Spybot
>and Ad-Aware and a couple others.

Anymore suggestions?? I have Norton anti-virus installed.
 
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On 05/12/2004 teresa3480@cs.com wrote:

>
>
> > On 4 Dec 2004 09:47:23 GMT, "Jeff Gaines"
> > <whitedragon101@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
>
> > > Make sure you have a firewall installed and turned on (the XP one
> > > will do), get Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and Spybot Search and
> > > Destroy from http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html. You should
> > > also have an anti-virus program, AVG is well regarded from:
> > > http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php.
> > >
> > > These are all free for home users and will pick up and protect
> > > you from most problems.
> >
> > I have the Windows firewall activated and Zone Alarm and I have
> > Spybot and Ad-Aware and a couple others.
>
> Anymore suggestions?? I have Norton anti-virus installed.

I am fast running out of ideas. You could try 'hijack this' if you
haven't already. It is good at finding problems but you mustn't delete
everything it finds, you need to spend some time looking at each entry
individually.

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