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Just wanted to say thanks!

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#1 Steve_


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Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:10 AM

Hello everyone. I just joined tonight, and actually just joined for the main reason to be able to say Thank you to everyone here.

I'll give you the short version so as not to bore everyone. But about 8 hours ago my broswer got hijacked and no matter what word I put into google with IE6 or Firefox it would bring up nothing but redirects to all these
advertising sites" like shopzilla, toolcart, homedecor bizrate and so on....

Well I had no idea as to what had happened because even though I do know a little bit about computers...honestly its just enough to be dangerous to myself because 20% of the time I can figure something out and fix it when theres a problem. The other 80% of the time it usually isnt too pretty :thumbsup:

Anyway...after spending 8+ hours searching for what to do since my browser was high jacked I was about at the end of my rope. I had ran Spybot, Stinger, Ad-Aware, my AVG program virus scan, Ccleaner, ran the Hijackthis scan and started messing with that as well. But after all of that I still was right where I was when I first started 8+ hour ago. Then I found on this site where someone had posted that they had a simular problem and they ended up running "Malwarebytes" and it fixed their problem. So I downloaded that program, ran it....and it found 2 trojans and two other threats. It fixed them I rebooted and everything is working tip top shape again!

So I just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone here and let you guys&gals know that your site here is a HUGE help. I really do appreciate the way so many people more knowledgeable in the ways of computers offer their help here. It saves many like myself a great deal of pain (and money as well).

Now that that problem is fixed I think I'll stick around and see if I cant learn a thing or two here as well.

Thanks again!


Edited by Steve_, 18 November 2008 - 03:12 AM.

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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:51 AM

Hi Steve.

Welcome to BleepingComputer. :thumbsup: :flowers:

That's what this site is all about, people helping people so thanks for sharing your experience.

Stick around and enjoy.


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