My IE has done some strange things in recent history. Most recently, when I went to the Favorites menu, IE closes with and error. I found the home page was not set to msn.com but instead http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?p...pver6.0&ar=home
I changed it back to www.msn.com and the problem seems to have slipped away.
Prior to hearing about bleeping computers, I purchased XoftSpy and Adware Spy. I currently cannot seem to download the latest versions of XoftSpy and Adware Spy will not "repair" the ~400 problems it finds (most are active X).
I am running Spyblaster and that seems to help tremendously. Also, Ad-aware 6 does a fine job, but it does not find things that the other two do.
Since running Spyblaster I have not noticed the "about blank" home page problem.
One more problem that seemed to start this whole thing was the loss of Secure Remote. I used to run VPN and PCAnywhere to connect to my work computer. One file I noticed that appeared along about that time (which I haven't seen in a while, but haven't been running Secure Remote) was ERASE_SR.EXE
Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 2:20:08 PM, on 7/27/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\My Documents\Kevin\Conversion\Hijack\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpfsched] C:\WINNT\hpfsched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Internet Explorer] C:\WINNT\system32\IEXPLORE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Plus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe
Thanks in advance,