Help, Program trying to connect me online

Engineer

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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 careersteps.com. 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: www.careersteps.com

Any help on removing this would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

Ded Morozh

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#2
Google gives no answers, might be new. Probably reboot to safe mode and run adaware/spybot, or uninstal from add/remove programs.
 

Engineer

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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.

Engineer.
 

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