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#1 Cassandra11

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

Hi,

I'm not sure what to do. I have been browsing the internet with Mozilla Firefox because Internet Explorer no longer works on my computer. I've just recently had trouble when typing a subject in the search toolbar and then trying to open a page. It keeps redirecting me to pages like yellowbook, etc. I've run spybot and ccleaner to no avail.

Hope you can help.

Cassandra :thumbsup:

Oh, I have Windows XP Professional 2002 SP3

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#2 Sashacat

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:17 PM

Temporarily disable Spybot.

Get (and use) the following free programs:
(Make sure you get the latest updates for each program before you scan.)

SUPERAntiSpyware:
http://www.superantispyware.com

Malwarebytes` Anti-Malware:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
(Other posts on this site recommend renaming the file to zztoy.exe before saving it to your desktop)

If SUPERAnti-Spyware, Malwarebtes' Antimalware, find/fix infections, you may want to delete your restore points (to ensure there are no infected restore points). To delete all restore points, go to Control Panel, System, System Restore tab, put a checkmark in "Turn Off System Restore" and hit Apply.

(After you get all of this fixed, you will probably want to turn System Restore back on. To turn System Restore back on, go to Control Panel, System, System Restore tab, click to take the checkmark out of "Turn Off System Restore" and hit Apply. Then hit OK to close. )

Did you only use CCleaner to clean your computer?
It also has a Registry tool that will check for/fix registry errors, and an "uninstall programs" tool and a "startup" tool. Check under Tools, Startup, and see what entries are listed under Startup. You can disable items in this section from starting at boot.

Run an online scan with Kapersky:
http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partner/d...kavwebscan.html

You did not specify which (if any) antivirus program you are using.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Fr...4-10320142.html
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Please report back with the results of the scans and whether you are still experiencing symptoms of infection.

Good luck :thumbsup:
If we don't change the direction we are going,
We are likely to end up where we are headed.




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