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fern
24-09-2005, 11:50 AM
Had a phone call this morning from a friend running windows XP and his user name to the internet has a new default setting. Instead of his name there now appears "less form wanders on and on" This started a couple of days ago. When he found he couldn't get on the Net. And it also said his firewall was down. He eventually spotted the name change and changed it back and has no problem getting on the net now which means his password is still okay. However whenever he shuts down and restarts it reverts back to the new name. I don't know enough to fix this. He also has Norton antivirus. He said everything else seems okay.

johnboy
24-09-2005, 01:54 PM
Have a good look thru the faq on spyware etc.
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/faq.php?faq=pressf1_faqs_security#faq_pressf1_faq_ 16
Grab this program and see if you can find whats starting it on startup.
http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/autoruns.html
hth