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23-06-2004, 11:28:56
This is an error message I got when Norton One Button Check Up ran last night:

The shortcut Documents and Settings/Administrator/Application/Data/Microsoft/Office/Recent/FOBLZBRI.LNK is invalid. Reason: C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5/FOBLZBRI cannot be found.

Same message regarding three other similar things (just different than "FOBLZBRI". Does this just mean that when I click on various things (like "Documents" in the start menu), some of the shortcuts for things I've recently used won't work? Or is it something else I should be worried about?

23-06-2004, 15:47:52
Temporary Internet Files

It's just a link trying to start up a trojan, but it looks like you deleted it anyway. Well either that, or it deleted itself after running.

I'd stay away from the pron sites if I were you. You never know what you agree to when you click a link to somewhere.

23-06-2004, 18:06:02
Sounds like it's time to reformat and reinstall windows :D


23-06-2004, 18:51:56
Ok, but I don't see why that's so funny. I suppose I'll waste the evening doing all that nonsense.

23-06-2004, 19:10:04
I don't know if you really need to do that. It's just the standard response to any windows problem

23-06-2004, 19:16:23
Ooh, gotcha!

23-06-2004, 19:20:16
You can probably get away with sticking the windows cd in and telling it to repair

23-06-2004, 19:29:05
You didn't say where to stick it. :D

23-06-2004, 19:31:32
Exactly ;)

23-06-2004, 22:38:47
You could run programs/accessories/system tools/disk cleanup and delete the temporary internet files. Then see if you still have a problem.

24-06-2004, 00:01:23
It looks like a link in some kind of "recently opened files" folder for Office. The link points to a file in the IE cache. Probably harmless, though I'd make sure that macros can't execute if I were opening Office documents straight from the web.

24-06-2004, 00:07:40
Update your virus software, update adaware, download hijackthis!, download spywareblaster, download mozilla/firefox

Go to safemode with networking and run all the programs in that order. Write down all the names that are listed for malware/adware/viruses for each of these and make sure you check to make sure the programs will work (example CWSshreder is needed for Coolwebsearch even if your programs think they got it). THen open firefox and download the adblock extension and never worry again.