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- 24-10-08, 04:00 PM #1
Hi! Frequently, recently, when logging on to bband I get a window opens with title octet-streemer. application. There is option to save or browse. It purports to come from Sky email tools. I always close it but am then left with a blank page except for tool bar,so unable to log on to sky. Sometimes i have to give up for several hours. I can log into and use outlook express ok. Am i right in thinking this is an intruder and what can I do about it.
- 24-10-08, 07:17 PM #2
have a look at this link, RegCure Registry Cleaner
Have you by any chance tried to install this tool lately?
Hope this helps.
- 24-10-08, 07:56 PM #3
Could be a number of things on the system my best advise can give you is to download install and update run full scan and see if it picks anything up. you might have got something that attaches itself to your computer like a hijacker or tool bar for IE or Firefox
download the following run updates and do a full scan.
also have a look in control panel goto Add or Remove Programs and see if they is any toolbars installed on it if they is any uninstall if it don't allow you to try uninstalling in safe mode.
Let me know how you get on
- 24-10-08, 10:36 PM #4
How long has this been happening? If it is not too long, try using System Restore to backdate your system.
Also try running the System File Checker. Open the Run box and type sfc /scannow note the is a space between the c and the /. You will need your installation disk.
You might also want to check that your file associations are correct. The easiest way to do this is to run the batch file available from here.
Easy File Associations
This will correct any that are corrupted, which I think may be your problem.
- 25-10-08, 12:26 AM #5
you have to open the command window to run sfc... type cmd first, hit enter then type sfc /scannow at the command prompt
- 25-10-08, 01:18 PM #6
Sorry to disagree on 2 counts! SFC can be run from the Run box in XP and to run it from the Command Prompt in Vista you have to right click CMD.EXE and select 'Run as Administrator' or it will not run.
The OP does not say what he is running, it may be Linux.
- 25-10-08, 02:05 PM #7
It is possible that this is from browser helper object that has become corrupted. If you can open IE (I presume that you are using IE7), click on Tools - Manage Add-Ons - Enable or Disable Add-Ons. Disable them one at a time until you identify the problem.
- 26-10-08, 12:47 PM #8
could also try ccleaner CCleaner - Home
and use its registry cleaner fix tool on it
- 26-10-08, 05:26 PM #9
If you really mean 'octet-stream' then Google will provide you with some answers!Geoff, York.
Can't call me a Luddite now!
- 26-10-08, 10:38 PM #10
Thanks for help. Took simple option and did system restore. Working OK at moment