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Old 07-04-2006, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay--- I know tons about computers. But this one is driving me nuts. I made the boo-boo of downloading a driver from a disreputable site last night and now I have a host of new pop up programs, my home-page has been hijacked (and cannot be changed) and I'm going crazy.

Here's the image of what happens:


It takes me to this website: http://www.spywarequake.com/?aff=247

I'm gettin p*ssed off. Please help.

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Old 07-04-2006, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like malware problem. Turn off system restore for now, you might need it later and your virus might infect it.

Run Spybot, Adaware, and all the normal programs.

Run your anti-virus. Well you probably don't have anti-virus since you didn't scna your fiel before opening. So I suggest this free one here: http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

Get a Hijackthislog, and post it here. You should get more detailed help on how to remove everything else.
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 10 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Ad-aware Messenger Service Plugin

Ad-Aware VX2 Cleaner Plug-In 2.0

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis

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Cleanup!

Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel, Internet Options.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, don¡¦t reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each Spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

Then run CCleaner „² make sure you run the Cleaner section of Windows and Applications and then the Registry Cleaner. Make a backup if you wish while running the Registry Cleaner when it asks you.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on www.techist.com
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
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Wow! You guys are amazing. Thanks a lot!

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no more pop ups? if you system becomes slow, that because of Ewido. Turn it off if you dont need it but update it weekly or just buy it cuz its only good for 15 days i beleive
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Old 07-05-2006, 01:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, i hope this is a lesson to you that you should backup your drives and/or your registry....

page highjackers are hard to get rid of and its usually a manual operation as each time you load your homepage, the virus is repropageted again...
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I already have C Cleaner. Why would I want a second cleaner?
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because they both find different items
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You ever notice how windex only cleans up certain things, but then you use 409 and it gets rid of what's left... Well it's kinda like that????
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