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Theuptodatesafety.net Has Taken Over My Pc


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#1 Tarynm

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:43 PM

Theuptodatesafety.net has taken over my homepage... I spotted a long list of instruction given to another member, but it said it had been closed and to post a new thread. So, here I am. Basically, I have tried everything I could find on google, from downloading some supposedly free anti-spyware products which found the problem, then watned $ to fix it, to downloading what sound liek legitimate options. I have no idea what Hijack this is, but here is basically what I have done.
First, tried to remove it and any unfamiliar components in the Add/Remove section.
Ran my NOD 32 which didn't seem to work.
Ran my adaware.
Downloaded the Avgas/Ewino ( sorry if is wrong name, but I can't remember) and ran it.
Downloaded Panda and ran it, but it then also said it wanted money to disinfect me.
I did not run any of these in safe mode as my arrow keys are not working to get me there, it simply times out and reboots normally.
THEN I downloaded spynomore and spyonthis trying to figure iot out, then realized I had sepnt some 6 hours trying unsuccessfully, and thoguht I'd try one more time to find some help. I apologize if this is repetitive with another thread, I jsut feel so out of my element and out of options. I am sure this is bad to say but I am willing to try anything at this point, as it appears this virus will get a lot of info off my PC. Thanks in advance, PLEASE Please help!!! Thanks...
Oh, I hope someone can help me fix my bleepingcomputer :)

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:03 AM

Hello Tarynm

If your using Win XP or 2000, do this.

First, print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Then please download, install and update AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
Print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions.

Go here and follow the instructions for using SmitfraudFix. Read "How to create/extract a ZIP File in Win ME/XP/2003" or "How to create/extract a ZIP File in Win 9x/2000" if your not sure how to do this.

After using the tool reboot again in "SAFE MODE" and Clean out your Temporary Internet files as follows:
  • Quit Internet Explorer and quit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
  • On the General tab, click "Delete Files" under Temporary Internet Files.
  • In the Delete Files dialog box, tick the "Delete all offline content check box", and then click "OK".
  • On the General tab, click "Delete Cookies" under Temporary Internet Files, and then click "OK".
  • Click on the Programs tab then click the Reset Web Settings button. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to reset the settings, then "OK".
  • Click "OK" again to exit.
Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

Then scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 per the instructions you printed out and reboot normally.

Post back if your still having problems afterwards.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 10:45 AM

Thanks, I tried what you said and it still has taken over my homepage...
Oh, I hope someone can help me fix my bleepingcomputer :)

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:02 PM

Its time to have a deeper look as to what's going on with your system by creating a hijackthis log. This will help to identify and remove any malware files that may be responsible for your problems.

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may even have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have no replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, a team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and complicate the malware removal process.
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