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#1 PopPete

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:36 PM

1st post from a semi clever PC user.
Every time I start IE it opens at:-

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx

This is not what's set in my options for home page. I've tried running HiJack this and have removed any suspicious entries. I've run Spy Bot Search & Destroy and several other anti hijack programs

I've got all the latest MS downloads. In fact I think this occured after downloading an MS update.

Any ideas folks??

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:01 AM

If your browser is continually changed you are being Hijacked.

Are you completely competent to write to the registry and author changes?

If you are not a registry expert, then you should not be using HJT without expert assistance because even what you may consider a slight mistake can render your op system useless and unfixable without wiping your hd and reloading Windows completely!

After running Adaware and Spybot from safe mode, make sure you have the latest version of Hijack This installed on your root drive, not a temp file, and follow the directions in the following links explicitly:

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum, here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions run a log, and post it in following HJT forum,
at this link. Include a brief description of your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and the problem you are experiencing.)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html

Do not as yet attempt to fix anything by yourself using Hijack This as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your op system inoperable.
Some files when in one folder may be fine while in another may be malware.


A member of our HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

NOTE
Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make it different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria they have when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having 1 reply.
A team member, looking to see if a reply has been made might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, make your post and wait for a response from a team member.

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 March 2006 - 07:02 AM.





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