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Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Somehow this web site got into my computer.

Basically, it would move the current browser to that web site. It's porn coming out of Panama, so don't bother complaining.

I searched the Internet for it and found that it has infested Italy and most of the complaints about it are in Italian, so as my Italian is only as good as a menu, that wasn't much use.

I did get the impression that it was caused by some sort of cookie, file or registry entry.

1. I ran my anti-spyware and virus check software and found nothing. Always do this first if you think you have been infected.

2. I then ran the Regedit program and searched the Registry for "sexyfootball". I found nothing. (If you want to know more about Regedit use Google to search.)

3. As the sexyfootballbabes turned up regularly, I looked up Scheduled Tasks in the Windows Control Panel. There were none.

4. Finally, I searched for any files with names contained "sexyfootball". I found several and I deleted them all.

The problem was now cleared, but I still don't know how I got infected.

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