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Old 03-07-2005, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Keep getting porn homepage - not my computer!!

Hi. I haven't been browsing on any particularly dodgy sites but I've somehow managed to acquire http://www.hotoffers.info/179/ as my homepage, which then usually clicks onto http://www.hotoffers.info/179/adult/index.html

It's not illegal stuff (I don't think) just very hardcore, and not the kind of thing I'd want as a homepage. It get's worse though - as I'm currently using my mother's computer!

I've tried running AVG antivirus, AOL anti-spyware and NoAdware, and I'm using a pop-up blocker. However everytime I change to another homepage on Internet Options, it always seems to revert back to the one mentioned above.

I'm using Internet Explorer (possibly 6) and AOL 9.0, and I really do with some help, preferably in the next 2 or 3 hours. It would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download HijackThis from my signature.

Create a folder on your C:\ drive and name it C:\HJT.
Save HJT to that folder and run it from that location from now on.

Post back a HJT log and someone will take a look at it.

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First off, get Spybot and use it.

Second, ditch IE and get Firefox (or even Opera). IE is a magnet for this kind of thing.

Check "msconfig" and see what is set to start with Windows, as some of these things set themselves up as a program.

Delete your tempoary internet files. Do this often. Every time you finish surfing is not too often.

This may not solve your problem, but it has a good chance of it.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks rstones. I copied and pasted it. Didn't know if I could attach or not:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:56:06, on 07/03/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
D:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
D:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\ABox.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd\WinCtlAd.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
D:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
D:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
D:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aol\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
D:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\pndui1.exe
D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd\WinCtlAdAlt.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServSuit.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\pjlntprf.exe
D:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
D:\Program Files\AOL 9.0a\aoltray.exe
D:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
D:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
D:\Program Files\AOL 9.0a\waol.exe
D:\Program Files\AOL 9.0a\shellmon.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\aoltpspd.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/179/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://gb8l.hpwis.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.shopnav.com/sidesea...829&id=5.20013
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.shopnav.com/sidesea...829&id=5.20013
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://websearch.shopnav.com/sidesea...829&id=5.20013
R3 - URLSearchHook: transURL Class - {C7EDAB2E-D7F9-11D8-BA48-C79B0C409D70} - D:\WINDOWS\System32\SEARCH~1.DLL
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 n-glx.s-redirect.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 x.full-tgp.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 counter.sexmaniack.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 autoescrowpay.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.autoescrowpay.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.awmdabest.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.sexfiles.nu
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 awmdabest.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 sexfiles.nu
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 allforadult.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.allforadult.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.iframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 iframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.newiframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 newiframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.vesbiz.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 vesbiz.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.pizdato.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 pizdato.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.aaasexypics.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 aaasexypics.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.virgin-tgp.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 n-glx.s-redirect.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 x.full-tgp.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 counter.sexmaniack.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 autoescrowpay.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.autoescrowpay.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.awmdabest.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.sexfiles.nu
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 awmdabest.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 sexfiles.nu
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 allforadult.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.allforadult.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.iframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 iframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.newiframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 newiframe.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.vesbiz.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 vesbiz.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.pizdato.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 pizdato.biz
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.aaasexypics.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 aaasexypics.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 www.virgin-tgp.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 virgin-tgp.net
O1 - Hosts: 69.50.173.3 lycos.com www.lycos.com
O2 - BHO: &EliteSideBar - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - D:\WINDOWS\EliteSideBar\EliteSideBar 08.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "D:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] D:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE D:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] D:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] D:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] D:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] D:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ABox] D:\WINDOWS\ABox.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplScan] msc32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ServeAd] D:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ControlAd] D:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd\WinCtlAd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Media Player] msa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZIo8bF8oJ] D:\WINDOWS\uqsrsj.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ÖjœS˜VŠØUÑñT»£lnÄ;D:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe] D:\WINDOWS\uqsrsj.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [clfmon] D:\WINDOWS\clfmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [antiware] D:\windows\system32\elitevlt32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SvcH0st] D:\WINDOWS\shch.exe /i
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLSTATEXE] D:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] D:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [%FP%Friendly fts.exe] "D:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aol\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sais] d:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoLoaderAproposClient] "D:\DOCUME~1\CATH~1.CTI\LOCALS~1\Temp\cxtpls_loade r.exe" /PC=CP.IST /ForSupportedBrowsers /ShowLegalNote=nonbranded
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rn4i36j] pndui1.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [taxab] D:\WINDOWS\taxab.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NvCplScan] msc32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Windows Media Player] msa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] D:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvCplScan] msc32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Media Player] msa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [aCvsRWHpg] pjlntprf.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = D:\Program Files\AOL 9.0a\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = D:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Global Startup: BTTray.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://D:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To &Bluetooth - D:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - D:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - D:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - D:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - D:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - D:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - D:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - D:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-4017 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - D:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - D:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://gb8l.hpwis.com
O16 - DPF: {0E8D0700-75DF-11D3-8B4A-0008C7450C4A} (DjVuCtl Class) - http://www.lizardtech.com/download/f...trol_en_US.cab
O16 - DPF: {11120607-1001-1111-1000-110199901123} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\default.mht!http://www.hotoffers.info/v179/dropp...::/dropper.exe
O16 - DPF: {205FF73B-CA67-11D5-99DD-444553540000} (CInstall Class) - http://www.spywarestormer.com/files2/Install.cab
O16 - DPF: {24311111-1111-1121-1111-111191113457} - file://c:\eied_s7.cab
O16 - DPF: {33331111-1111-1111-1111-611111193457} - file://c:\ex.cab
O16 - DPF: {33331111-1111-1111-1111-611111193458} - file://c:\ex.cab
O16 - DPF: {42F2C9BA-614F-47C0-B3E3-ECFD34EED658} (Installer Class) - http://www.ysbweb.com/ist/softwares/...sb_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aolsvc.aol.co.uk/comput...up/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {D7BF3304-138B-4DD5-86EE-491BB6A2286C} (CParamWr Class) - http://toolbar.azesearch.com/install/azesearch.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C56710BA-7111-4BE6-B55C-BEB6230D61AE}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
O21 - SSODL: SystemCheck2 - {54645654-2225-4455-44A1-9F4543D34545} - D:\WINDOWS\System32\vbsys2.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Spyware Protection Service (AOLService) - Unknown owner - D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aol\AOLSPY~1\\aolserv.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - WIDCOMM, Inc. - D:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
O23 - Service: ISEXEng - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\System32\angelex.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - D:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - D:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service (WANMiniportService) - America Online, Inc. - D:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe

Think that's about it!
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally posted by Trotter
First off, get Spybot and use it.

Second, ditch IE and get Firefox (or even Opera). IE is a magnet for this kind of thing.

Check "msconfig" and see what is set to start with Windows, as some of these things set themselves up as a program.

Delete your tempoary internet files. Do this often. Every time you finish surfing is not too often.

This may not solve your problem, but it has a good chance of it.
Thanks trotter. Will try. You lot may be keeping me from being homeless (at least for another few weeks!)
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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blackninja

This is going to take a few fixes, let's start with this first.

We are going to need to remove a few things, but first I would like you do to the following: The reason I am asking for these first initial steps is that it can clear up some items in the first part of the fix if needed.

I have outlined some preliminary steps that we need to address. You may want to print out these intructions for reference. This process will take a few steps so please be patient and follow the provided directions.

[1.]
First Download CWShredder
And save it to your desktop.
Close all open browser windows and any other open windows.

Install CWShredder, then:

Open CWS and click Check for Updates
Then click "FIX"

[2.]
Please run at least one of these online scans, allow it to delete anything it finds:
You may have to select the auto-fix option prior to scanning, it should be a selection box on the screen. If you are a dial-up user just do one, this can take some time.
If you are a broadband user, I would suggest at least 2 of the 3. One extra scan is most often times enough.Please make a note of anything that wasn't or couldn't be fixed.
Reboot your machine when finished.


[3.]
You may have run these programs already, make sure they are up to date and run per provided instructions.
Current Versions are:
Spybot S&D Ver: 1.3 Download Here
Ad-Aware SE Build 1.05 Download Here

Download and install both Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware SE.

Instructions:

Spybot S&D:
Go to your Start Menu >> Programs >> Spybot S&D >> then choose Spybot S&D.

*Close ALL windows except Spybot S&D
*Click the button to "Search for Updates" and download and install the Updates.
*Close Spybot then launch it again
*Click the button "Check for Problems"
*When Spybot is done scanning, it will be showing "RED" (RED) entries, "BLACK" entries and "GREEN" (GREEN) entries in the window
*Put a check mark beside the RED (RED) entries ONLY.
*Choose "Fix Selected Problems" and allow Spybot to fix the RED (RED) entries.


Ad-Aware SE FULL SCAN:
Go to your Start Menu >> Programs >> Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE >> then choose Ad-Aware SE Personal.

When the main window opens look in the bottom right corner and click on Check For Updates Now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

From main window:
*Click Start then under Select a scan Mode check Perform Full System Scan.
*Next deselect Search for negligible risk entries.
*To scan just click the Next button.

When the scan has finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.
(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)
The program will ask if you want to fix/delete selected items, choose yes/fix.

[4.]
Enable show hidden files and folders:

* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View Tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.

[5.]
Update your current Virus Scan Definitions:

[6.]
Reboot into Safe Mode and Scan with Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware SE

Empty Your Recycle Bin.

[7.]

Reboot normally and post a new HJT log by using Post Reply:


Thanks,
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks mate. Wasn't entirely sure about the steps 5,6 and 7. How do I do that? However the homepage seems to be back to normal. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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blackninja,
Post back a new HJT log, there is more in your log than just what we started with.

Thanks,
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ditch IE man. Get Firefox. I've had a similar problem with IE where it was setting the homepage to some junk site. Not pornographic mind you, but still annoying as hell. Everytime I ran a spyware killer it would remove it, but it would come back and set the home page again everytime I started up IE. After a few hours infront of my computer doing various things, I tracked it down to the exact windows DLL that was causing the funny business. Deleted it and it was fine after that. But, from then on, I completely stopped using IE. What a piece of junk.
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Chankama, you are not helping matters...even with Firefox, you still have IE on board. Liz
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