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Firefox Homepage Hijacked


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#1 FirTree

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:03 PM

Hello- I have tried to solve this problem on my own via various spyware/homepage hijack fixers to no avail. My firefox homepage keeps getting reset to hxxp://www.yandex.ru/- I've tried the obvious solution, the firefox options, reset the homepage thing but that doesn't work. Every so often a pop up in Russian comes on, presents a choice of two things, and not simply 'yes' or 'no' but is only up a couple seconds, then disappears. I did a search regarding this and it led me to the 'hijack this' software and site. I created a log , though upon rebooting it said the program could not gain access to the host file. I have Vista on a Gateway laptop,Norton A/V- tried running malware bytes, that picked up other stuff, like tracking cookies and other minor things but didn't fix the homepage issue. I know how to access the regedit function but don't want to try messing around with that on my own in finding what could be wrong. I have attached the log file from hijack this- any suggestions appreciated. Thanks much.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:31 PM

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