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It looked like that before on my desktop ( hijackthis.com ) but its still an exe file.
Is that ok? If it is its still not making any difference. Originally it was just hijackthis but now its hijackthis.com. <_<
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OK I did what you said and its still not working. In task manager it says hijackthis.com.exe while on the desktop it says hijackthis.com. It has 98 CPU usage in TM but nothings happening.
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Where did you get that copy of Hijack This? Sounds like it's likely malicious. Delete it from your desktop, and download a fresh copy from our server here: http://www.geekstogo...n=download&id=3
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I got it from your server originally.
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Hi tommkell

Sorry for the delay on replying to your posts have had a big problem with my copy of XP Home. I was having problems staying connected, E-mail stopped working, problem now resolved my isp in local area.

Please follow the post from admin.

Please delete all HijackThis.exe and HijackThis.com from your system.

Then download HijackThis from admin link

kc :D

Dont <_<
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Sorry also about the delay in replies but i've been working evening shift this week so havn't had the time. The computer is sorted! I got so fed up with it I just took it to my compuer shop and told them to format the drive and they re-installed the software for me with updates like sp2 and office. Thank you all for your help. By the way I have no protection of any type on the computer and would like to know what you recommend, and is it worth buying some or are the free downloadable ones just as good.

Thanks again, Tom Kell <_<
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Sorry to hear about that. Everything I use is free:

How do you prevent spyware from being installed again? We strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use) Click Here.

Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.

It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks. Click Here to make sure that you have the latest patches for Windows.

These next two steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection.
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox Posted Image.
2. Install Sun's Java. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .

For a free antivirus: you can use

www.grisoft.com

For free firewall, there's Sygate and Zone Alarm.

Good luck. <_<
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