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Internet Explorere Bar...virus?


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#1 WallaceByer

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:45 AM

Recently after turning on the internet, i realized that
in the top left corner, the blue bar, where it says what
page you are looking at had changed. It normally just says, ie. yahoo!....now everything is followed by two
symbols that i have been able to find in work and cut and paste onto here. ü £ - these are the two
symbols that are now a permanent fixture along the
blue bar on internet explorer. My main concern is that this could be a virus...any help??
Thank you.

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 01:02 AM

Have you run any virus/spyware scans?
Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

a² free
ewido security suite
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.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

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

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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#3 WallaceByer

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 01:34 AM

i have run adaware, spybot, norton..all clean

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:30 AM

Man...I ran adaware...man I'm so happy...no more itbill :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 03:14 PM

I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your problem.

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 create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating 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 for a new log to work on 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.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:09 PM

Meanwhile, you can edit your IE bar in either Spybot or Spyware Blaster.

In Spyware Blaster, it's in Tools, and IE Window Title Text.

In Spybot, you have to set Expert Mode, then Tools and IE Tweaks. You can set a custom title.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:17 PM

Do you happen to be using a connection to the internet that is on a university or college network?




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