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IE homepage has been hijacked..

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#1 nzo


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:54 AM

Hello guys..

Thank your for having me in this forum. BTW, Happy new year to all of you guys. OK this is the issue, my computers (I think...) has been infected with spyware. It's IE homepage has been replaced by "About:blank". I know "about:blank" should be a blank page but this looks like a search page that has some stuffs about sex, online gambling, etc.. I have Spybot, and ad-aware but the page cant be removed or deleted even i run those two several times. I have also tried fixing it by changing the the Internet Explorer in the regedit section, but to no avail.
One more thing, i would like to ask about the "Hijack this" tool. Is it like the SpybotS&D, and ad-aware?

Thank your very much for all the help. :flowers:

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I have moved this to the more appropriate Forum. :thumbsup:

Edited by scarlett, 06 January 2005 - 10:03 AM.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:09 PM

HJT is a tool, used by our HJT Team, to ferret out any malacious programs that may have infected your computer. It should only be used by someone trained in its use.

Download the latest version of HijackThis (HJT), from here.

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.
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