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#1 titosingh

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:45 AM

I am using Windows Xp SP2, and use IE6 as a browser.
How matter how many times I change my Home page (In the internet options) to "about blank" or to any other home page, it automatically changes to "http://www.safyway.blogspot.com/".
Is this some sort of virus? How can I change to back permanently to "about Blank".
Please help.
Thanks in advance
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:53 PM

This behaviour is what we call a browser hi-jacking, which means that your computer is probably infected.

What security programs do you have installed? Have you scanned with any of them? If so, which ones?

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:25 PM

Hello please post back the information asked by Orange Blossom also the results of this scan. Thank You

Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode:
How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.


Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox or the Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.

Please ask any needed questions,post the log and Let us know how the PC is Working now.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:09 AM

Thank for the reply.
As orange blossom had asked about the security system. I am using "Zone Alarm" and "AVG Free Edition".
I have run "ATF Cleaner" and "SuperAntispyware"as per the instructions from "boopme" but nothing has happened.

The only difference is that it the "super Antispyware" warns me that the home page is being changed. Even if I ask it to block it the home page gets changed.

The following is the details of the Log generated by SuperAntispyware scan.
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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 02/01/2008 at 02:05 AM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3259
Trace Rules Database Version: 1270

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:56:07

Memory items scanned : 357
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4592
Registry threats detected : 3
File items scanned : 29470
File threats detected : 1

Adware.Yuupsearch
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{BBBE1C1A-89F7-4AF6-ABD1-F8FBCFA47408}

411Ferret Toolbar
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{12F02779-6D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7}

Trojan.SearchBar-Gen
HKU\S-1-5-21-329068152-1935655697-1957994488-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks#{6D53ADB7-6AD5-4A59-BFE4-7B57D2F4AA89}

Unclassified.Unknown Origin
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REDIFF TOOLBAR\REDIFFTOOLBAR.DLL

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Looking forward for some more help to sort out this problem.

Regards

Tito Singh

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:59 PM

You'll need to have the HiJackThis team take a look.
Please foolw these instructions.. Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log
You may skip any steps you have done and move to step 9.
If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.com
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:15 PM

This will def work :



First
Open task manager and kill process wscript.exe.

Then
Delete VirusRemoval.vbs and Autorun.inf files from all usb drives.

Then
Go to c:\Windows\System32 and delete the file wscript.exe. It is super hidden so first go to Folder

Options and check show hidden and super hidden check boxes. Also required for the above files.
Also go to c:\Windows\System and delete virusremoval.vbs.


Then go to Start>Run and type regedit, click OK

Go to HKLocalMachine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
On the right side look for Shell which should have value of just explorer.exe.
delete anything after explorer.exe.
Under same key Winlogon also look for Userinit which should have value of
c:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
Delete all the crap after the comma.

Then
Go to HKCurrentUser\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
On the right side locate Window Title and delete its value

Under the same key locate Start Page and delete its value

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:42 PM

The last reply contains a registry edit.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
It is very important to backup the registry and know how to restore it , before making any changes.
Instructions on how to do that, can be found here:
Backing Up the Registry.
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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
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