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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Emtronics, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. Emtronics

    Emtronics Thread Starter

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    On my friend's computer when using IE5.5 goes to mypcworld.com. A bunch of porn windows also open. I did a search of the registry and found all the entries for mypcworld.com and removed them. On a bootup, everything is back which leads me to believe something is loading at startup and telling the registry to switch the settings for IE. I can change the HOME page to, for example, yahhoo.com, and evething is ok with IE until you either restart the computer or hit the SEARCH button. Then all hell breaks lose. Porn popups and windows everywhere only IDed by a HTTP://219.xxx.xx etc etc. I can never get the whole address. I only thing in the startup I can't ID is this; C:\Windows\System\radBD079.tmp. Reference to this .tmp is made in the registry also. I removed it from the Windows\System folder and from the registry but the mypcworld.com persists as does the porn sites. Anyone heard of this and can stear me in the direction to rid this off the computer?

    I have tried "Restore Defaults" in IE
    I have tried "Scanreg/ restore"
    I have tried "disabling everything but the needed stuff in MSCONFIG.
     
  2. Brooks

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    Go to Program Files\Internet Explorer\ and see if there is a sub folder called CUSTOM. If there is delete this, then go back through the registry and go back through the registry as you did before.
     
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  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I'd start by doing some cleaning:

    Shut down Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
    Go to Control Panel/Internet, and clear your temporary Internet Files.
    Now click on Settings/show files, and delete your cookies.
    Or, if you're running IE 6.0, delete your cookies on the Privacy tab.
    Also clear your History.

    Now open Internet Explorer, and go to your favorite Start Page.
    Go to Internet Options, General tab, and click 'Use current'.

    Reboot.

    If the problem persists, it would be useful to see your startups:

    Download Startup.log from this site: http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html

    It generates a text file on your desktop that will list all the applications that start in the many places when you start Windows.
    We don't need to see StubPath.txt, just StartupLog.txt

    This may well I'm sure this will help us further.

    Good luck,
     
  5. Emtronics

    Emtronics Thread Starter

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    Thanks all. It was where I suspected it was. It's a DWORD OPQ File that points to that radBD079.tmp file in the Win\SYS folder. I will go in and delete the DWORDS and the .tmp file. I knew that's where it was. A big thanks to DOYCEJ for pointing me to that link. (Another reason one should do a search here before posting.....red faced here ) It was like de ja vu all over.

    I took this out before and IE kept the home page I assigned it, still, when I hit the search button, everything came back and the porn pages starts loading one after the other and so did that mypcworld.com home page setting. I'll give it another try as I may have miss something. These sites that do this to people should be strung up and held out to dry.
     
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