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Browser Hijacked

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by LS, Oct 18, 2003.

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  1. LS

    LS Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone. I have been looking at a buddy of mines windows XP machine. When he puts in a search engine ( like google.com) in his browser, automatically, his browser forward him to a generic page that tells him that his browser has been hijacked and he will not be able to go to any search engine. I tried a few standard things, anti virus, firewall, but I am not able to find out how this has happened. Has anyone heard of such thing? I appreciate your input. LS
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or

    even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
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  4. LS

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    Thank you for your reply. I will follow your directions and get back. LS
     
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