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jumper777

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Helping a friend of mine ...

Running Windows 98, when I starts his browser (IE) which goes to his default page of www.Google.com. In a second or two, however, the site gets redirected to www.naster.com (spelled naster, not napster). He's not sure why it's happening but it started after he downloaded something from www.naster, he thinks.

Any why of stopping this redirect? Where would someone look to find where the redirect is being triggered?

Thanks. John
 
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Hi John, and welcome to TSG. :)

Download AdAware 6 181 from here...

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate". Then ........

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN" From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan". Then......

click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL" and "Scan my host-files". Then.........

go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and tick "Automaticly try to unregister objects prior to deletion" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it.

Reboot and download 'Hijack This!' from http://www.spywareinfo.com/files/hijackthis.zip
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan". When the scan is finished, click "Save Log", and copy and paste it in a reply.

This will give us a rundown of what’s going on in your PC. One of us here will be glad to analyse it for you. Don’t fix anything yourself yet, as a lot of the stuff on that list will be harmless or required.

Cheers

Liam
 

jumper777

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Liam,

Thanks for the prompt reply! I'll have my friend do as you suggest and get back to you.

John
 
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