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Browser hijacked. Malware or trojan hiding somewhere?


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#1 Elvina

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:32 AM

Hello again. I seem to now have another problem with my computer (the first having been Norton, which is fixed). I found out about THIS problem when I tried to log on to Windows Live Messenger and it wouldn't let me. Instead it gave me an error message... okay, I just tried to log on right then so I could get a copy of the error message, but now MSN has opened, and I seem to have a message from my cousin writing in Danish, asking me to click on a link. Since this particular cousin doesn't speak (or write) Danish and wouldn't send me a link just like that, I'm suspicious. Obviously I did not click on the link. MSN seems to be working now, but that shouldn't have come up.

I've run MalwareBytes' Antimalware and it didn't find anything. Norton found one tracking cookie (fixed). Not sure if that has dealt with it - I mean, wouldn't something that causes these symptoms be more than just a tracking cookie? On another forum I read about something called SDFix. Should I run that? Or something else? :flowers: :thumbsup:

Help, please!

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Edited by elise025, 21 December 2009 - 07:59 AM.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Elise


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#2 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 07:22 AM

A better place to seek advice would be here...Sounds fishy to me also...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

#3 MATTSPCHELP

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 07:55 AM

Suggest a full system anti virus scan, and contacting your cousin to do the same , also for both of you to change your msn passwords


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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:54 AM

Thanks, and sorry for posting this in the wrong spot.


Now it seems that my wireless network isn't working. Right now I'm using the other computer on the network and it's working fine (yay for Apple!). It can't diagnose the problem, and it's refusing to connect through ethernet as well. I ran MalwareBytes and Norton last night and they found nothing. Can anyone help me, please? :thumbsup:

Edited by Elvina, 22 December 2009 - 01:55 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:21 AM

Okay, it's all Norton's fault. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Not sure what the problem was, but it seems to be working all right now. Just thought I'd let people know that this thread can now be closed. Thanks!




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