Originally Posted by Baintz
OK, after restarting my laptop I was able to install the security task manager from neuber.com.
It's bringing up a list of stuff with a 'rating' and how much memory they are taking up, but what am I supposed to be looking for here? Would be obvious to a computer spazz if it had found something serious?
Does the program automatically get rid of anything bad? I can't view the program's help file because I have Vista and apparently cannot therefore access it.
The items at the top of the list all have a 'seems to be harmless' Rating. Presumably this is good news?
First. If you are getting issues with Vista not letting you run stuff, right click on where the program (what you'd normally double click to run the program), right click on that and choose 'run as admininstrator'
So what the program does. It lists all the processes running on your PC.
If gives you a rating of how potentially dangerous these programs are. If you click the rating column you can sort by most dangerous.
See if you can find one that looks like the trojan mcafee found.
remember that it may not be there, because hopefully mcaffee quaranteened in time, we're just checking.
dont just remove stuff that you dont know what it is, you can disable important part of your Vista.
if you want, use vista's snipping tool, take a pic of the screen, upload that to imageshack.us
and post that here. i'll have a look at it for you.
there no need to panic, you're probably ok, were just gonna check. but the nature of trojans is they can often sneak past virus checkers. i had one the other day, no idea how the little ****er got on there.