Thinstaller taking over media player

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Calimero, May 30, 2004.

  1. Calimero

    Calimero Guest

    Can anyone tell me why my media player won't open.
    I recently had a virus and had to download msn messenger again as it
    dissapeared completley. Now when I try to open media player and my firewall
    tells me that a program called thinstaller is trying to access the web.
    What should I do

    Win XP Pro
    Zone alarm
    search and destroy
    adaware 6
    frayed nerves.

    Calimero, May 30, 2004
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  2. Calimero

    Scraggy Guest

    Scraggy, May 30, 2004
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  3. Calimero

    °Mike° Guest

  4. Calimero

    Unk Guest

    It's a trojan.

    Free online virus scanners

    Another possibility is to borrow a second computer with
    anti-virus software on it, and put that HDD in it as a slave, and run the
    anti-virus software to clean it up.

    Anti-trojan software

    Spyware resources:

    Ad-Aware by Lavasoft

    Spybot - Search & Destroy by Patrick Kolla
    SpyBot S&D guide

    NOTE: After you install the above, click "Online" and get the latest
    updates for the database. Update it regularly for new spy info.

    Spyware Blaster

    CWShredder (Removes browser hijacker known as CoolWebSearch)


    Advertising Spyware: Blackstone Data Transponder and its derivatives

    Here's an option to scan your PC under "Do You Have Parasites?"
    Unk, May 30, 2004
  5. Calimero

    Calimero Guest

    Ok so I took your advice guys, ran THe Cleaner and it deleted a virus called
    "small" which it found in 6 different locations
    I had to download both msn messenger and media player again but thinstaller
    is still there cos my firewall (zone alarm) tells me it is trying to call
    so I reboot and I got this popup asking me if I want ringtones for my
    Any ideas on this please.
    Calimero, May 30, 2004
  6. Calimero

    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, May 30, 2004
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