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#1 HotCamaro

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:50 PM

I am using xp and I deleted a program file called search assistant. next, I clicked internet explorer and leopard search assistant came up. Can anyone explain what happened and where is ie? Greatly appreciated!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 10:17 PM

Looks like you've picked up a browser hijacker.
Run your AntiVirus and antispyware scans from Safe Mode. Remember to update them first.
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Which apps do you have by the way?
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:18 AM

Thanks for the info. I did run a virus and spyware scan. The spyware scan detected Leopard search assistant and quarantined it. However, the folder is still in my program files. The apps I have are nero, ms word, limewire, Itunes and maybe some others that I can't think of right now. Any further assistance?

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:28 PM

Do you have IE back?
I was asking about your Antivirus,antispyware and firewall.
Right click on the folder and select properties and see if there is anything inside.
Under the general tab you will see Location then Size.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:34 PM

Sorry boop me - I misunderstood. I have Spybot and the size is 22.5 MB with 133 files and 7 folders. Symantec is 10.1 MB and 42 files and 1 folder. I have Windows firewall. There is also a Symantec Antivirus that is 9.09 MB with 67 files and 6 folders. I did upgrade to Symantec 5.1 and I thought I removed the old one. Is this why there are 2 Symantecs? Anyway, can you help further with the browser hijack? Much appreciated.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 08:17 PM

Hi, well 2 Symantecs may be a problem. Do you have a key for them /it. Because you should perhaps uninstall/reinstall Symantec. It may work better. You can try another scan then,don't forget to update the virus signatures. Here's a removal tool that completely Removes it.
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
Also follow the instuctions I've put here in Post #4 to run a SUPERAntispyware scan. (this will take an hour plus).
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry692566
Are you running as the Administrator or from your account? (run everything from your account).
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Edited by boopme, 22 December 2007 - 08:18 PM.

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