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#1 jhering


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:01 AM

:thumbsup: Hello; my name is John.

I foolishly decided to try and find a cracked Windows XP Pro registration number and did a search on Google. I found a somewhat unsavory website and decided to download a file. An ActiveX warning popped up on my IE, and, dumb me, I clicked okay. Now, my IE will not open and crashes every time I try. I have ran Ad-Aware SE and Spybot and removed some sypware, but IE still will not open. I am about to post a HijackThis log to Bleeping Computer; I hope I can get my IE back!

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 02:10 PM

We learn from our mistakes. Usually when it is about malware, ridding the hard drive takes a lot longer than it did to click on the "download button." BC's great group of volunteers will walk you through the cleaning process, but please be patient, since logs are taken on a first posted, first handled basis.
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#3 yano


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:39 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! jhering.
Not only are cleaning important but preventive steps as well. Like using Firefox with the NoScript Extension. And yes like John pointed out, we'll do our best to walk you through removing it.

Good Luck,

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