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Kula

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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
 
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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
 

Kula

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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
 
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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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