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#1 MrChanceMan

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:08 AM

Hi guys!

I haven't been here in quite some time. Haven't needed to, until today :/

 

I'm not sure how this happened, as I am very careful always, but just yesterday something starting bogging my internet connections. I found that IE was running in the background. While trying to figure out why, it started popping up the default browser checkbox. I've ran multiple scans in safemode, I've tried system restores in safemode; something is blocking me. I just did a Hijackthis log, and I was hoping I could post it here and get some insight from a fresh mind. Please Help!

 

Scans done:

MBAM, admin rights, safemode

Norton, admin rights, safemode

and Hijackthis



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#2 MrChanceMan

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

I'm trying SpyBot as we speak, I will update the thread when finished.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:04 AM

Ok, I ran spybot and removed some minor threats, and I used an IE disable fix I found online, setting IE to use a fake proxy to connect to the internet. It still pops up to switch my default browser, and it also set my firefox to do the same, which I had to manually change. I really need to figure out what is causing this and whether or not it has caused any real damage. I work from this computer, so my job depends on it. I'm completely at a loss here....






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