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Pop-Up Windows That Contain Advertisements to Adult Web Sites Intermittently Appear on Your Desktop
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One or more pop-up windows that contain advertisements that invite you to visit an adult Web site may periodically appear on your desktop. You may also be prompted to download a phone dialer program to your computer. The text contained in these pop-up windows may be in a language other than English (for example, German).
Additionally, a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that is named "http://voyour-cams.xww.de" (without the quotation marks) may appear in the History list of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
This behavior occurs if the W32.DSS.Trojan program is installed on your computer. This Trojan Horse-style program inserts a Web page onto the computer that starts in a hidden Internet Explorer window. The W32.DSS.Trojan is typically contained in an e-mail attachment that is named Openme.exe.
Remove the Openme.exe file and its associated registry entry from your hard disk. To do so, follow these steps:
For more information about the W32.DSS.Trojan program, visit the following Symantec Corporation Web site:
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2002-042413-3031-99For additional information about Trojan programs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129972Microsoft does not provide software that can detect or remove computer viruses. If you suspect or confirm that your computer is infected with a virus, obtain current antivirus software. For a list of antivirus software manufacturers, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129972/EN-US/ )Description of Computer Viruses
List of Antivirus Software VendorsMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
Article ID: 810981 - Last Review: May 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.12