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I've just been told I need to do this!

Description
Comload is an ActiveX control placed on web sites to load and run executable files, notably premium-rate diallers.

Distribution
One of the types of dialler installation used by Coulomb, through ActiveX drive-by-download on porn-related pages.

What it does
Advertising
No.

Privacy violation
No.

Security issues
Yes, critical. After the control is installed, any web page has the ability to run any executable file on the local machine.

Stability problems
No.

Removal
There is no uninstall option, but Spybot S&D update 2-2-03 can remove it automatically.

Manual removal
Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u comload.dll

Then open the System folder (inside the Windows folder, named 'System32' under Windows XP/2000/NT or just 'System' under Windows Me/98/95), and delete the file 'comload.dll'.

Ta,
Peter
 

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I genuinly don't know. There was a thing a couple of months ago I fu**ed around trying to get off but it ended up costing me 20 odd quid on my bill.

Manual removal
Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands:(WHERE DO I ENTER THESE?)

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u comload.dll

Then open the System folder (inside the Windows folder, named 'System32' under Windows XP/2000/NT or just 'System' under Windows Me/98/95), and delete the file 'comload.dll'.

I've really not got a clue what to do here!!!

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I have to second the question of how it arrived on your machine. If you genuinely do not know, then you need to have a word with whomever else uses your machine. Comload is a porn dialler, pure and simple, and worse than that  it works as a trojan and allows exe and bat files to be run remotely. Bad news. Get rid of it.

In the future, to avoid things such as this you have a few options. The primary preventative measure has to be "user training". When certificate messages pop up with "do you want to install and run blah blah blah" just click no.

Make sure your internet options are set to PROMPT for activeX controls, rather than just install them automatically. You can do this by opening internet explorer, going to TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS , clicking the SECURITY tab and just make sure the internet option is set to MEDIUM and not low.

Oh, and try to avoid www.donkeylovers.com in the future


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Hi Troops,
            Right OK, I've got the wee Spybot picture thingy on my front page(The bit with IE, OE, etc). When I try to get into it I get this message in a wee box with an OK button beneath;

A required .DLLfile,WS2_32.DLL, was not found.

Basically, it'll no let me open it. WTF do I do now?
Thanks Guys! I gather these a bad for my computers health and it ain't done my bank balance much good either.

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PEST PATROL is an automatic detection / removal program. Download it and then install it. Close all windows instances (browser windows etc) then run it. That should cleanse your system. If it doesn't then as again.
 

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Ok - not being sarcastic but which bits of the following can't you do?

Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u comload.dll
Then open the System folder (inside the Windows folder, named 'System32' under Windows XP/2000/NT or just 'System' under Windows Me/98/95), and delete the file 'comload.dll'.
 

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (Heads Up @ Nov. 13 2003,15:17)]Ok - not being sarcastic but which bits of the following can't you do?

Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u comload.dll
Then open the System folder (inside the Windows folder, named 'System32' under Windows XP/2000/NT or just 'System' under Windows Me/98/95), and delete the file 'comload.dll'.
Hi Jay,
        When I do the Start>Programmes>Accesories There isn't anywhere to type the stuff in. It's just a big list thingy with Communications at the top and a weird Uninstall Getsmilie thing at the bottom. Nowhere to actually type.

Peter
 

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (peter k @ Nov. 13 2003,15:21)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Heads Up @ Nov. 13 2003,15:17)]Ok - not being sarcastic but which bits of the following can't you do?

Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u comload.dll
Then open the System folder (inside the Windows folder, named 'System32' under Windows XP/2000/NT or just 'System' under Windows Me/98/95), and delete the file 'comload.dll'.
Hi Jay,
        When I do the Start>Programmes>Accesories There isn't anywhere to type the stuff in. It's just a big list thingy with Communications at the top and a weird Uninstall Getsmilie thing at the bottom. Nowhere to actually type.

Peter
Peter,

Try Start->Run

This should open a run program dialog.

Type 'command' (Without the quotes) this should open a dos window.

HTH
Rob.
 
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