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#1 Geoff777

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:16 AM

Hi all,
i am new to the site, but have already found it to be a great source of information.
The problem i am having is this;

os is 98 sec. edition,
browsers : have tried IE version6 and Firefox,

Problem: my son used AOL to connect and browse, but developed a fault (i suspect through malicious virus, where he could not browse once connected.

Gave me computer and said "see u later"

To date i have uninstalled AOL and set up internet connection with btyahoo, my connection used at home.
have uninstalled and reinstalled IE6, tried the various methods of repairing IE, as suggested in other topics, all to no avail. Installed Firefox, still cannot browse using that browser.

Installed Hijack This and followed instructions, removed all entries which included:

//213.159.117.134/index.php// but could find no files containing systime.exe

The error: using IE: web page unavailable, check browser settings.

CANNOT FIND SERVER (in top blue bar)

using Firefox: ALERT
www. mozilla.org could not be found. Please check name and try again.

If i press OK and then enter any other web address in the address bar, the same message appears with the name of the inserted web site.

|Well thats it??? I have ran out of ideas, any help would be greatly appreciated.


Regards Geoff :thumbsup:

//Mod edit: Executable link changed to protect others from infestation.//

Edited by KoanYorel, 26 January 2005 - 08:34 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 08:00 AM

Hi Geoff777 and welcome to BC. Wish your first post was under happier circumstances.

You had better tell your son to check his phone bill. That URL goes to the home page of CoolWebSearch and that is a real nasty that is one of the hardest to get rid of. You would seem to be on broadband so you should be alright but there are two automatic dialers installed on that computer. Click on the thumbnails below.

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Those two programs tried to install on my computer when I went to that URL, but they did install on your computer. That is exactly why I tell people to do the following:

For some reason Install on demand is enabled by default in IE causing problems such as yours. To protect yourself against this situation do this:

In Internet Explorer go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and take the check mark from Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer) and Enable Install On Demand (Other). The consequence of this will be that you will begin to see Security Warnings when something tries to install on your computer. Unless it is something you want to install (which happens rarely) always say no.

You need to post a HiJack This log. When you first ran HJT did you save the log? If so, post that too and mention that you made some changes.

Good luck getting rid of that.

Edited by Leurgy, 26 January 2005 - 08:03 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 09:50 AM

Hi Leurgy copy of hijack log as requested, thanks for taking the time

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:01 AM

It occurs to me that if you went to that site with your computer then you will have at least the dialers on both and CoolWebSearch also on your sons if you did not see those warnings as it installs silently. On your computer be sure to run a virus scan, AdAware and Spybot and empty your Temporary Internet Files before rebooting.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:56 PM

Hi Geoff777,

I split your HJT log away from this thread and put it in the HJT forum here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/9978/hjt-log-geoff777/

Please by patient. One of the HJT team members will overview it as soon
as they can get to it.

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