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Why does my homepage keeping changing?


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#1 Soul Invictus

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:26 PM

I don't use IE at all at home, except for accessing my job's intranet. They haven't made Firefox an accepted browser. I'm using my parent's old Compaq and I'm trying to get it together. I've made google my homepage, and whenever I load IE, it's some spyware-based homepage....sometimes blazefind and now it is http://sp.globe-finder.cc/ydtfs/. Why does this keep happening?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:30 PM

You have been hijacked!

Are you using these basic programs?
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Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
SpywareBlaster
SpywareGuard

If not, you should really consider it. These programs, updated and
used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans,
keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do serious damage if not used properly.

If these don't fix your problems, then:

Download the latest version of HijackThis (HJT), from here.

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here
Follow the directions, EXACTLY! This is important!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum here. Do not fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.
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#3 Soul Invictus

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 07:36 AM

Thanks for the info. I will check into HiJack This! later today. I installed the two programs that I did not have...Spyguard and Spyblaster. Spyblaster never has really seemed all that great but everyone says to use it. I woke up this morning and SPyguard said that IE's homepage was hijacked. Even if I chose to keep the old value, it commences to come with other hijack attempts with "old values" (homepages) that I did not have. I simply close out and stop choosing. Hopefully Hijack this! will help that....




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