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#1 loque

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:45 AM

My brother has been on porn, and now whenever I open google in Firefox and Explorer, instead of loading up google the browser loads up another site, usually not porn but I can't use google so it's annoying.

I scanned the PC with Spybot search and destroy but it didn't pick up anything.

Who knows what any good software is for getting rid of browser hijackers??

People have mentioned a smitfraud fix and a hijack this or something but I am unsure if they fit my need and how to go about using them.

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:23 PM

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? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have your tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

If that does not help, then do this:

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users
If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.
Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06. Setup & Configure as shown here.
If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.

If your running Win XP/2000 do this as well:

Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. (This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only)
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
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 and we can direct you on how to post a hijackthis log if that step is necessary.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:40 PM

Okay guys, I'm using Windows XP, with Firefox.

I scanned first using Super Anti Spyware,
then with Ad Aware,
then with ATF cleaner,
then with AVG in Safe Mode,
then with SmitFraud Fix in Safe Mode.

I also let the Windows scandisk thing run a few times.
I also have Avast! and Zone Alarm running anyway.

Guess what? Still having in the problem.
I've had bugs like this before but this is the only one that seems to be persisting.

What should I try next?
What's hijack this??

Thanks.

Edited by loque, 30 November 2006 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:14 AM

HijackThis is an advanced tool which will create a log showing areas of the Windows registry where the majority of malware reside. Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may 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. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

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 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. 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 could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.
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