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beetle
28-09-2005, 11:53 PM
sigh...
This is out of my league big time.........

A friend rang up in a panic, seems her partner has been visiting some Picture sites of the unclothed female and some much kind...... :yuck: and she now has thousands of these images on her comp................ she has young children and is going to clearly create a scene with her partner.......about these items very much visible on the family comp.

after this bit i got blurry vision cos i was lost in the graphic details she was giving...so missed what windows she is using, but its IE, and she doesnt know what firewall they have, she muttered about AVG..... and temp files.


I looked at the FAQs, but am not sure what to define these items as?
popups and the way to deal with these is?
I dont know whether she opens a prog and they their or just when connected to net or what.........
what info do i need to find out?

Are they likely to be embedded somewhere in her comp?
Will adaware / spybot find them?

may need to reread that faq a bit...... tomorow.... after the shock has gone...:p


is this an easy thing to get rid of or does it need the work of a fluffy slipper man?


:(

scares me silly this sort of thing....i have no wish to veiw this type of material...... and the idea of children seeing it is terrifying....

Help please.

No scathing comments please, it is not my comp and not my partner..... i have never dealt with this subject matter before on any ones comp....


:waughh:

sigh......

beetle

Metla
29-09-2005, 12:02 AM
First thing to do is hit it with crap cleaner, then spybot and the usuals.

If kids are going to use the comp then I think it should probally be done properly, if porn sites have been visited then there is bound to be multiple nasties in the background.

Murray P
29-09-2005, 02:12 AM
Beet, clean it out whilst diconnetced to the net. As met's says, hit it with the usual cleaners as listed in the FAQs, use Spybot in Administrator Mode. Make sure AV, etc, is up to date (download fresh ones and burn to disc to take with you). Include Opera or FF & Thunderbird, regcleaner, a firewall and MS Antspware on your fixit disc, the MS one does pretty well on IE and other MS stuff, not so good on 3rd party.

Are you confident in Control Panel, Manage Computer [sic], Services? If you are, disable Windows Messanger.

Or, you could send Met's around, I'm sure he wouldn't mind.

pctek
29-09-2005, 07:06 AM
Just run the usual antispyware, antivirus stuff as usual - cause it will be infested. Then delete all the pics that have been downloaded. Search for .jpg or .bmp or whatever formats they may be in.
Having a firewall etc won't help much if the person is deliberately downloading the stuff.
Perhaps he should get his own PC if he is going to continue to view stuff the kids shouldn't see.

personthingy
29-09-2005, 08:29 AM
Find them all, delete them all, or better still, get the dude who D/loaded them to delete them, or move them to his own machine. If he doesnt have one, send him to see Mr Fluffy Slippers

Scouse
29-09-2005, 10:10 AM
Hi Beetle. The free Picassa2 will run through the machine and catalogue all grahics in to one main area of folders and subfolders. Then very easy yo quickly view the contents of each folder and delete whole folders at a time. I did similar for a friend recently, although her miscreant was the older of several sons.

Metla
29-09-2005, 10:19 AM
Picassa wont search through temp or cache files, This would leave potentially thousands of porn images on the comp, granted they are under the hood but easily found...

Chilling_Silence
29-09-2005, 10:26 AM
The only way to truly clean out is to go through a lot of the folders yourself manually

Nero7 which is coming out soon has NeroScout which AFAIK can scan the entire HDD for images, sounds like what you're after :)

Greg
29-09-2005, 10:38 AM
Most graphics programmes can show a page of thumbnail images - pretty sure Irfan can. So using that (after enabling Show Hidden Files and Folders) to browse through all the directories she can discover any images that need deleting.

Or, do a search of the computer's entire contents from Windows search utility - select Advanced and include hidden files, and do a search for *.jpg. The image names will almost certainly reveal which are the nasties, where they are, and they can be deleted outright from there.

Remember to clear the Recycle bin after.

plod
29-09-2005, 11:13 AM
It's been along time since I have come across this, it could be the cookies that's she's seeing from memory they keep a small thumnail of each page visited??/

Thomas01
29-09-2005, 11:25 AM
You need to get rid of the down loaded files.
Go to Documents and Settings\administrator\local settings\temporary internet files\content IE5\
This or a similar path (administrator may have ben replaced by another name)
will lead you to a batch of folders with strange names like FnFc7ckjl
This will have graphic & other files from the internet. These folders can safely be erased - ignore the warning about needed for windows - they will be replaced automatically (well mine are!!).
You may have difficulty in seeing some files - make sure your program shows up hidden files first.
And of course check all the other good advice given. The files can be anywhere!
Tom

Metla
29-09-2005, 11:35 AM
Cookies?

Cookies are text files that indicate what sites have been visited, The images are entirely different and stored in the cache, The idea being that they load directly off the hd when you next visit the site, making the site load faster.

Which just happens to be another completely bollocks idea, as after a boatload of files are cached it takes longer for many systems to find and display them then it does to just download the image.

At the worse end of the spectrum i see people with 2GB or more assigned to temp internet files.



I have 1mb dedicated to it, and even then i resent it...

personthingy
29-09-2005, 12:01 PM
Doesn't windows have a "clear cache" facility any more?

Metla
29-09-2005, 12:07 PM
yes....and.....no....

The data is also collected under the user profiles, quite deep in the folder tree.Crap cleaner will get rid of most of it, yet the folders still have to be manually cleaned and inspected.

Porn sites are also notorious for installing dialers, regenerating shortcuts, toolbars,browser hijacks, malicious Active-X controls and Browser Helper objects, Trojan horses, add-serving software etc etc etc.


etc etc etc

etc etc etc

and so on and so forth....

stu161204
29-09-2005, 01:33 PM
Or, you could send Met's around, I'm sure he wouldn't mind.

I agree That would be your best bet here :)

CorbinH
29-09-2005, 05:32 PM
i would suggest go to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files and delete everything i would then look through the windows folder... then hit start<run<type regedit, then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE<SOFTWARE<MICROSOFT<WINDOWS<RUN and then look for suspicious stuff in there... Also run avg ad-aware spybot s&d and any other scanner u might wanna run.

Murray P
29-09-2005, 07:41 PM
Just run the usual antispyware, antivirus stuff as usual - cause it will be infested. Then delete all the pics that have been downloaded. Search for .jpg or .bmp or whatever formats they may be in.
Having a firewall etc won't help much if the person is deliberately downloading the stuff.
Perhaps he should get his own PC if he is going to continue to view stuff the kids shouldn't see.

No, but it can be useful to prevent popups, dialers, block sites, back doors, activieX, etc. It's to kill the symptoms and protect the wee ones sensiblities, more than anything else. Plus it's just good policy to have one, properly set up.

beetle
29-09-2005, 09:49 PM
ok

ill pass this on tomorow..............as way to crook to think about it now............

thank you for your help.

beetle :groan:

Speedy Gonzales
29-09-2005, 10:00 PM
Or scan with this

http://www.paretologic.com/products.aspx

It will scan, but u cant remove whatever appears. Unless u register.

BUT at least u can see what maybe nasty / causing the prob/s on that PC.