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Adlogix Browser Hijacker Installed? Need Assistance


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#1 bgarbey

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:10 AM

Hello,

I believe I have the "Adlogix Browser Hijacker" installed on my computer. I have run all the scanning applications that this site suggests running previous to posting a problem (Ad-Aware, SpyBot, etc.). I have also attempted to run Spyware Doctor, and when it is lauched it immediately freezes the entire computer, as the application gets stuck on "Adlogix Browser Hijacker".

Some symptoms my computer is having are:

- Freezing on startup (occasionally)
- Cannot lauch applications once startup has completed (usually on the first startup, then able on next boot)
- When attempting to link to a website, being redirected to another site

I have done some research on BHOs (Browser Helper Objects) and really need some additional guidance in solving this problem. Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

//Mod edit: Moved from "Windows XP Home and Professional" forum.

Edited by KoanYorel, 27 October 2006 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:17 AM

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan? Did you try doing all your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

If not, try that first. If that doesn't help and if your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "SAFE MODE".
(This is Ewdio 4.0 renamed. If you already have Ewido installed, please update to this version which has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware.) Be sure to print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions and read the User Manual.

Then perform this online Virus scan: Trend Micro Housecall <- Use "Autoclean" and manually delete what it can't clean.
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]

Post back if your still having problems afterwards.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:48 PM

Just wanted to provide an update on my situation. Quietman7...thank you for your advice. I believe my situation has been solved. AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 is an excellent tool, and is ultimately responsible for cleaning my system. I use it after any extended browsing, and it has proven very worthy. Without your advice, I would not know about AVG. Thanks again.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:59 AM

Your welcome.

Now the last thing to do is SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent reinfection from an old restore point. Any malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to set a new RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK".
5. Click the "More Options" Tab.
6. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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