Help, Program trying to connect me online

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Engineer, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Engineer

    Engineer OSNN Addict

    I have found in Program Files/Common Files/My Software folder a program called NewsFlash and a accompanying dll file that constantly tries to connect me to a site called no problem I just delete the files and folder, My Software, right? Nope, XP says that the file is in use and access is denied. I go off line and I still can't delete it.

    Norton IS, 2003 caught this, it gives me Security Alerts now (because I told it to block all attempts to connect, the NIS Security Alert details are;

    Application C:\Program Files\Common Files\My Software\NewsFlsh.exe. Protocol: TCP Outbound, remote Address:

    Any help on removing this would be appreciated.
  2. Ded Morozh

    Ded Morozh I don't DISlike you...

    Toledo, OH, US of friggin' A
    Google gives no answers, might be new. Probably reboot to safe mode and run adaware/spybot, or uninstal from add/remove programs.
  3. Engineer

    Engineer OSNN Addict

    Thanks Ded Morozh, love the Spider Jerusalem sig on your post by the way.

    I actually got rid of the pesky program through McAfee Uninstaller, I rebooted and program gone.

    Thanks again, all.