Am no angel
but rest assured it's been many years, and several computers since I had any illegal software. Had routers for like 7 years now, never could get my head around the port forwarding etc - so I'm a very good girl these days - no worries - recent hours of trawling forums for advise about malware has opened my eyes A LOT - seems nobody's really 100% safe from online nastys nowadays
The last 10 weeks - I have had trojans, many! Only Microsoft software has been able to tell me about - Onecare Scan was the 1st to detect anything, ran it overnight - half acknowledged the message in the morning saying I had a 'win32.agent' - ASSUMED it had cleaned it, turned laptop off, went to work and forgot about it ..... been removing - re-formatting and re-installing ever since...
Guess my AV got broke somehow, it was finding bad stuff, it just never told me
What can you do if you can't rely on your software to let you know? How do I keep getting re-infected in spite of trying some of the most sopsticated AV software recently to try and stop this damn thing - it's cost me a fortune!
Suspected Windows Live is the culprit since I found (see attached) Hate the thing - meh, if 80% of my friends and family weren't overseas, I would NEVER install that software again. Although I suspect Jens never obtained any of the software himself - doubt he would even know how to - I have suspected a connection somehow almost since day 1.
the only other way I can think of would be *shudders* the terminal server at work, eek? I used to regularly use RD to work at home evenings........
I'll get those scans run on my laptop as soon as I get 5 mins - and try to get hold of Jens, I'll be very certain to keep things seperate too and let you know what's what.
Again, thanks for your time
ps. attachment's a .jpg - took a screenshot of one particular file I found hidden a few formats back...was mostly encrypted, at least any useful info was - I removed all those bits to try and see between the lines. Onecare appeared to do nothing but freeze everything.
Ok - never mind the attachment *sigh* that button stopped working for me now
hmm I'll think on another way...[EDIT] Nevermind - re-start fixed my screen.