Hi-jacked by: somewebspace.com & PestTrap

Compaq / Presario 4850 mod 6.5gb d...
February 5, 2010 at 21:42:51
Specs: Windows XP2000 Professional - Version 5.0.2195, 128MB -?-
Please Help! My computer has been taken over by: "somewebspace.com". I use NetZero with Internet Explorer & Google/Yahoo search. While I am working on the computer I will see down on the bar that has the programs I am running, a message opening that says, "Domain Name not found." When I click to open the page, I see my search page with the entry: "somewebspace" in the search box, or sometimes: "somewebspace.com" in the search box, yet I did not type it in the search box - I was working on something else & had not been "searching" at all! This thing (whatever it is) is aggressive & persistent! Often times it will simply boot me off whatever I am doing when I try to right click on it to "close group" or close individually. Another outfit that consistently interrupts (by way of an "in your face" on-screen: "SECURITY ALERT!") is "PestTrap" letting me know that the trial version of PestTrap is unable to remove possible security breaches and to "click here to get full version of PestTrap now!" or: "click here to continue unprotected." I never signed up for this service and don't want it! Yet I don't know how to stop these messages from constantly appearing and they dont seem to have a website (nor does: "somewebspace.com"). Even as I am typing this right now, I am getting Internet Explorer message that says "Domain name: somewbspace.com cannot be found" and I did not initiate such a search. Also while I have been typing this, I have had to click countless times on: "continue unprotected" with PestTrap in order to get the giant message box off my screen so I can get back to typing this question. Therefore my question is (I bet you are way ahead of me by now): What in the world do I have to do to STOP THIS MADNESS??? Any Help you can give would be Greatly Appreciated!

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February 6, 2010 at 12:58:57
Try downloading and running Malwarebytes from the link below. Also look at the second link.


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February 6, 2010 at 21:00:37
Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your suggestions and your expertise. I intend to try your recommendations as soon as I clean up my administrator account's lost password mess.

If you feel like a good chuckle, you can view my post # 17099 about it in the DOS forum. It's a saga of what can happen when the DrunkUser virus infects your computer. It would be a lot funnier, if it hadn't caused such a problem. Anyway, thanks again.

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