was this a virus or spyware

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by MrAVenez, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. MrAVenez

    MrAVenez Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Something strange happened with my computer, and although the problem is solved
    I can't figure out what it was exactly. Ok, about 2 weeks ago, I noticed these
    2 new icons on my desktop screen called "play poker live" and "golden palace
    flash casino".. Last night, I decided to delete them. When I did this, it said
    Deleting iexplore.exe. I should have trusted my instinct and left it alone, but
    I ended up deleting both of them and emptying the recycling bin.

    The next day, when I tried to open up IE, it said "cannot find iexplore.exe. I
    panicked for a few seconds, than I went upstairs to my sisters computer and
    made a copy of her iexplore.exe and copied it to my computer. Everything is
    fine now, but I still don't understand what happened. How can a desktop icon
    that was only a shortcut be my internet.exe file. Has this happened to anyone
    else??

    Sincerely, Anthony
     
    MrAVenez, Jul 4, 2004
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  2. MrAVenez

    HF Guest

    You deleted Explorer yourself and you clicked something when online without
    reading the small print. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
    "MrAVenez" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > Something strange happened with my computer, and although the problem is

    solved
    > I can't figure out what it was exactly. Ok, about 2 weeks ago, I noticed

    these
    > 2 new icons on my desktop screen called "play poker live" and "golden

    palace
    > flash casino".. Last night, I decided to delete them. When I did this, it

    said
    > Deleting iexplore.exe. I should have trusted my instinct and left it

    alone, but
    > I ended up deleting both of them and emptying the recycling bin.
    >
    > The next day, when I tried to open up IE, it said "cannot find

    iexplore.exe. I
    > panicked for a few seconds, than I went upstairs to my sisters computer

    and
    > made a copy of her iexplore.exe and copied it to my computer. Everything

    is
    > fine now, but I still don't understand what happened. How can a desktop

    icon
    > that was only a shortcut be my internet.exe file. Has this happened to

    anyone
    > else??
    >
    > Sincerely, Anthony



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    HF, Jul 4, 2004
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