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#1 flabiom

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:17 AM

When I do a search through Yahoo or Google, I am getting results that point to other search engines or sites that sell things. This only started recently. I had the about:blank thing and it is corrected. When I search with Alta Vista or AOL, it works fine. I have checked RegEdit and have corrected somethings there, but it still does it. The same search on other PCs work fine, so it is only my PC at home. Does anyone know what might be causing this?
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:15 PM

Are you using these basic security programs?

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a couple of days to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:36 PM

I recommend you use Google for your searching and just ignore the links on the right side of the page (sponsered links).
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:41 PM

I already did spybot and McAfee Anti-SpyWare plus another I can't remember the name of (Xoft I think). I also have ZoneAlarm Firewall. I tried HijackThis, but I keep getting a conflict with McAfee Anti-Virus.

When I use Google, its not the sponsored or the adverts normally seen that I am talking about. I see those as well, the results of the search are things like Calibex.com (compare prices), Nextag.com (Compare prices), Shopping.com and so forth.

For example, if I look up Neverwinter Nights at work or back before the problem at home, I would get a listing that started with BioWare, the company that made it., Now I get Mozilla to buy it and Calibex to compare it and so forth.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 03:29 PM

Fixing things, with HJT, isn't something you should do without the proper training.
You should submit a log for examination by our HJT Team.
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:03 AM

How do I run HJT if McAfee is stopping it and deleting it? I am not happy of the idea turning off the virus scan
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:09 PM

Update McAfee, then try it again.

When the latest version of HJT came out, McAfee was flagging a compression method used within HJT as viral. McAfee has since fixed that issue.


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