Explorer taken over by Internet Explorer

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tunacowboy

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Help,


My explorer window has been taken over by internet explorer. I can view folders but not files. I recieve a message that activeX is not enabled. It is but not for potentail risky files.

MS Explorer activates and lauches into the following:

MHTMLRedir.Exploit

It launches several windows and at the sames time makes a clicking sound.

Also has a 125189.dlr automatically loaded that I delete and it comes back.

What can I do? I have 2 days into this after being out of town for 3 weeks. HELP
 

EAFiedler

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Hi tunacowboy

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

You have picked up some malware.

If possible, Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://security.symantec.com/default.asp?
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/
Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.



Download HijackThis (ver 1.99) to a folder on your desktop.
This is the executable file and does not require unzipping.
HijackThis needs to be in a folder to properly create backup files.
If you are unable to view files in folders on your desktop, download HijackThis directly to your desktop.
If you must run HijackThis from your desktop, it will need a folder to store your logs and backups.
Create a folder named HijackThis on your desktop and when you save your first log, browse to the HijackThis folder and save it there.
Can you see files if you create shortcuts?
If so, move HijackThis.exe to its HijackThis folder and create a shortcut on your desktop to use instead
.
Start HijackThis
click on Do a system scan and save a logfile.
Most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.

Close HijackThis and post your complete logfile here and one of our security experts will take a look at it.

Let us know if you have any problems running HijackThis.
 
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