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#1 Lemminkäinen

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:14 AM

Hiya all,

I'm having a giant of a problem and I was hoping that you could help me. I use Firefox but it gets hijacked into this damn Adult Finder teen porn search engine thingy from certain sites (normal sites that have nothing to do with anything like that). I haven't been to any dodgy pages with this computer but somehow I've managed to contact this most annoying piece of malware.

Now, AVG virus scan doesn't find anything. Neither do Adaware, Xoft Spy, Microsoft AntiSpyWare or Spybot.

If I turn javascript off, it doesn't forward me to that damn page but I need javascript for some things (like bus schedules - which always then forward me). I tried to uninstall Firefox as completely as possible but it still came back. I tried to uninstall java as completely as possible but it didn't work either.

Please help, this is driving me crazy :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:24 AM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will show you, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:35 AM

Actually post your hijackthis log here as I want to pick this one up:

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

Download HijackThis from:

HijackThis Download Site

Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program named hijackthis.exe. When the program opens click on the Config button, then click on the Misc Tools button, and click on the Check for update online button. When it completes checking/applying updates press the back button.

Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.

Create a reply to this post here and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.

Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.

To see a tutorial with screenshots on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers, Malware, & Spyware




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