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Broswer redirecting

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#1 Judson29102


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:24 PM

Occasionally my broswer will redirect to the site "fling.com" Im not sure where to get the proper tools to help you help me like "hijack this" and such. I also received a pop up telling me that I had a trojan titled Win32.Zsomething (sorry I accidentally closed it)

The way I accidentally closed it is......I was trying to leave it up to copy the name of the trojan it was telling me I had.. I noticed "mscclock.exe" running when I checked taskmanaged... Figured it wasn't anything I needed running so I closed it, and the "omg virus!" popup closed with it. Tried searching my entire harddrive and can't find that exe.

Which has me believing that I don't have a virus, just some agressive advertising software spyware.

I would be very greatful for any assistance in figuring out what's causing my browser to redirect, and how to fix it.

I'm ok with computers so I should be able to follow any directions, i'm just not up on all the virus/antivirus stuff.

I've run windows defender and my Nod32 just expired but it still runs and shows no problems.

I also ran Housecall on trendmicro and it couldn't find any malware or anything.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:38 PM

The 'fling.com' is a browser hijack .....

Download HijackThis™ here:

Right click on it and choose "Run as Administrator". Click 'Do a System Scan and Save logfile'.
The HJT log will open in notepad.

Copy and paste the contents of the HJT log into a NEW TOPIC in "HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal"

Please don't post the log in this thread.

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#3 Judson29102

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

Thank you sir.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

Hello Judson29102,

Now that you have a log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/200650/ie-redirected-to-flingcom-hjthislog/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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