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I.E.7 Diverting me to random pages, slow speed, I.E. 7 nonfuntionable


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#1 sciroccosven

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:01 AM

First off, thank you for your consideration. Second, I hope I am posting this in its proper place. I have done some reading and I think my problem is well beyond normal so here goes.

My internet explorer (I.E. 7) started off diverting any clicked link to a random advertisement. I could type a few sites urls (not all) in and it would take me there. My home page would function and no URL is working. My home page was not functioning last time I was on. Steam works fine as well as other programs and games.

I have cleared EVERYTHING from my cache (temporary internet files, if there is a more efficient way I can try that). I dont have a very up to date virus tool.

My computer is running windows XP home. I can check the service pack if needed. My computer is an acer build. AMD Athlon X2 3800 processor. X-FI sound card, 7900gs oc foxconn video card, 250gb sata hd, 2mb 5300 ram, 585w hyper psu.

My problems are beyond my realm of knowledge. I have Windows xp pro ready to go and I am prepared to wipe my hd and do a clean install. If there is a simple and less painful approach that would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:08 PM

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

From a PM:

You posted in my one thread. I am not able to download malware program from home. I downloaded all the software from another computer and burned it to a disc. I cannot get it to do anything on my messed up computer. Any suggestions?


Try renaming mbam.exe to somethingelse.exe or somethingelse.bat and see if it will run
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:28 PM

Thanks. I am also having trouble getting search and destroy to load and a few other programs. Could this be the problem for these others as well?

So I am ging into the program file itself and then changing the execute file name, not the shortcut correct?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

Yes, find mbam.exe
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:11 PM

Nothing is working. I copied both the setup files as well as the full program file for a few anti-virus tools and all except for AVG (nothing is updated it says) and ad aware. I have run both programs in normal as well as safe mode. AVG is currently running right now but it was of absolutely no use when I ran it in windows. I have tried renaming files but that isnt working either.

Is there something I am doing wrong that these files are non responsive or is my computer that screwed up? I have music and a few things burned to a disk so if its time to wipe it clean so be it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:28 PM

Is there something I am doing wrong that these files are non responsive or is my computer that screwed up?

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools.

Try this:

Please download and scan with Dr.Web CureIt. Follow the instructions here for performing a scan in "safe mode".
-- Post the log in your next reply and let me know how your computer is running.
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