I agree that mIRC is the villian, but some villian is using it the wrong way. I have a screen capture of the mIRC running on my machine with channel numbers, chat names, IP addresses and verbage of "Bombing and Attacking IP Address xxx.xxx.x.x" I did get the program uninstalled and 6 Trojans showed up! I am back in working order now, but it took almost 18 hrs to get me there. debbe -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Gabriel Vasquez Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 9:59 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] mIRC mIRC is not spyware. It's a program that many people use as a way to chat, download and share files, etc. This is the first that I've heard of anything bad comming from mIRC. I think it's not the program that's giving you trouble, but more of a script that is in your computer doing it. I would suggest going to http://mIRC.com and trying to contact someone about your problems. ----- Original Message ----- From: "ted serbinski" <tss24 at cornell.edu> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 6:21 PM Subject: RE: [thelist] mIRC > > Is there software out there that prevents programs from being > > installed on your computer without your knowledge or > > permission? I would pay for this! > > Check out SpyBot: > http://security.kolla.de/ > > It's a freeware app that gets rid of spyware on your computer and it also > has an immunize function that prevents certain actions from occuring on your > computer, which I believe includes installing spyware apps like you > mentioned. > > Anyways, give the product a whirl, it is a great program and is extremely > good at what it does. Highly recommended for anyone who downloads and > installs stuff from the net. > > ted > > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !