Thanks - I searched each file and deleted it where it was located - however when i got to lspak.dll it wouldnt let me delete it - I got a message telling me that I did not have access or that the file was in use. Any suggestions... ??? Thanks in advance.
For future referance, you can also try running your anti virus and/or anti spyware apps in Safe Mode. That way, it won't start the unwanted programs from starting as running applications, which causes the "Cannot delete" message in your removal programs.
Zaphod, that's true in most cases.
- some AV programs don't work in safe mode.
- some malware programs do run even in safe mode - the latest Virtumondo variants for instance. Lspak.dll belongs to Virtumondo.
Thank you Yoyo - the LSP-Fix worked as advertised. My computer is now clean of vermine as far as i can tell. The only problem now is something called VBS. It downloads a small window that looks like something has been minimized - if I leave my computer on [cable modem + wireless router] for any length of time I will find 10 or 12 of these downloads on my desktop. Got any Ideas? This VBS thing doesnt show up with Adaware or Norton Antivirus.
After consulting everyone on here for advice about helping a friend get his computer up and getting instructions on doing a few things I need to ask a question in another vein. I was trying to get my computer up in the safe mode and for some reason it would not come up in the safe mode. I am running a little box I built - ShuttleX Small Form Factor / AMD / XP Pro ... I also want to go ahead and install the recovery screen from XP Pro. I know this is like falling off a ducks back to everyone who monitors this site - and I glad everyone doesnt mind sharing their knowledge. If anybody has an electrical question - especially generators please dont hesitate to ask me. Oh and one other thing I did was download Firefox. Its working wonderfully and the only thing that I have noticed is printing a Web screen - everything locks up and I have to shut down Firefox and cannot print - does anyone know of any issues with Firefox in that area???
Thanks in Advance
I forgot to add: An easy way to fix printer problems is to go into Control Panel->Printers and delete the printer. Then just click add printer and add it back on. You might want to reboot after deleting the printer to make it as clean as possible, then add the printer. Also, make sure you have the latest printer drivers.
Aswell as Ad-aware, I run spybot and spyware blaster, and between the 3 of them I seem to be kept pretty clean. Spybot is much the same as ad-aware but it tends to pick up the odd thing that ad-aware misses and vice-versa. Spyware blaster stops a lot of the bad stuff from being installed in the first place, and doesn't need to be running all the time so uses 0 resources.
Check them out if you get time. Here are the links: