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#1 efarazi

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 11:16 PM

this is my first time using mozilla firefox..before this im just using IE. The problem is after i've finished installed firefox, there's a popup says i must use IE instead of firefox. i think its a virus but my anti-virus unable to detect it. im using avg anti-virus. Is there anything else that can cause the problem? how to solve it? thank you..

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 12:22 AM

What's the exact message, that pops up?
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:52 AM

And what particular site are you trying to reach?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 11:03 PM

the msg says......."I dont hate mozilla but use IE instead..."
then the browser window for mozilla automatically closed..i think it was someone who doing this,either virus or change my computer setting(im just guessing)..but for both cases i dont know how to solve it..thank you..

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 11:50 PM

Sounds like the Orkut Virus.

WARNING:
The following involves a registry edit.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry
(I highly suggest, you make a copy of this article.)

Please follow all directions EXACTLY, and in the same sequence.

1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to the Processes tab
2. Look for svchost.exe under the Image Name column.
There will be many, but look for the ones which have your username, under the User Name column.
3. Click the entry, to highlight it, then click the End Process button.
It will give you a warning, click Yes.
4. Repeat for all of the svchost.exe files with your username.
Do not kill svchost.exe with system, local service, or network service, under the User Name column!
5. Exit the Task Manager.
6. Open My Computer.
7. In the address bar, type in; C:\heap41a, and hit the Enter key.
8. Delete all the files found here.
9. Now, click Start / Run / type in; regedit
10. Go to the toolbar, click Edit, and select Find...
11. Type in; heap41a, and click the Find Next button.
12. You will get something like this, [winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt
13.Right-click it, and select Delete.
It will ask, "Are you sure you want to delete this value", click Yes.
14. Exit the Registry Editor.

The Virus should now be gone.

Note: Please format all of your pen drives, because that's probably where you contracted the virus from, hidden in a microsoft.exe autorun.inf, which you might not find.

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Edited by tg1911, 25 September 2007 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:14 AM

yall.. :flowers:

thank you so much..it as settle now..i can use mozilla..it was definiely orkut virus and now my com is clean..
anyway,thanks again.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:07 AM

Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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