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Search Extender, HSA and Shopping Wizard!


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#1 laxsmith11

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 08:43 PM

I've had a lot of pop ups lately that have the title 'only the best' in the top left corner, and my internet explorer starts on 'about:blank' no matter how many times i reset it in properties. So, I looked in my add/remove programs, and I have these that i think are trojans (maybe?) Home Shoping Assistant (HSA), Search Extender, and Shopping Wizard... and perhaps more which I'm not aware of as being bad. My computer overall is incredibly slow and my memory tends to get low even when I'm not using any programs, or just Microsoft word.

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:24 PM

Sounds like you've been hijacked.

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

If not, you need to. 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.

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

If that doesn't help, 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.

Edited by tg1911, 28 October 2004 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 01:08 AM

thanks so much! I just posted my log to the link you sent me.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 07:35 AM

You're welcome.
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