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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Kula, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. Kula

    Kula Thread Starter

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    A search engine has set itself as my homepage. Even when I reset it to the one I want, the next time I open up IE, it's there again. How can I get rid of it? Cheers.

    Rob
     
  2. putasolution

    putasolution

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    You've been Hijacked

    Download the following programmes:
    1.cwshredder
    2.Hijack this
    3.Spybot &
    4.Adaware

    Run Program 1 and have it fix anything it finds
    Update programs 3 & 4, then run the programmes, have them fix anything they find.

    When you have run and fixed everything with Spybot Search and Destroy and AdAware, please reboot before scanning, as not everything can be removed when Windows is running

    When you have done all that, launch Hijack This, then press Scan, and press Save Log

    This will generate a text file that will list all running processes, all applications that are loaded automatically when you start Windows, and more.

    open that file
    Go to Edit | Select all
    Now click Edit | copy to copy it

    Do not change anything just yet
    Come back to the forum, Right Click and paste its contents here

    Someone will come along and have a look at it, and advise you what still needs to be removed
     
  3. Kula

    Kula Thread Starter

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    Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, but had PC probs. I've totally reinstalled everything on my pc now, and installed the programs you advised. I'm not quite sure in what way to use them to prevent this happening again, but thanks for your help.

    Rob
     
  4. mobo

    mobo

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    Download CWShredder:
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip
    Unzip, run and hit the ->fix tab to fix all found problems

    CWShredder takes advantage of seurity holes in windows so you should install all critical as well as hotfixes available from windows update.


    Then repost a fresh Hijack this log .

    Download 'Hijack This!'. http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and save it to a folder on your desktop.
    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, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
     
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