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FreakNasty

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#1 15 years ago

When I booted up my comp yesterday, there appeared several icons and a f***ing task bar of a searchengine on my desktop. When i opened my internet explorer, my starting page was being "hijacked". After i deleted it with spybot and adaware i couldn't run my IE anymore (caused a grave error). After a restart the icons and the toolbar returned. It took me 3 hours to fix my IE and delete the "hijacker" completely. Is there a good way to prevent a "browser hijack"? BTW - I don't know where it came from, I wasn't surfing on pornsites or such...




mEkImIrMe

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#2 15 years ago

Many People are getting hijacked by this thing called Mywebbrowser. even the poeple at techtv don't know how to fucking get rid of it. Why can't they make a fucking law allready.




t0m

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#3 15 years ago

My browser was hijacked too. I cant change the startup page :(




Smitty025

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#4 15 years ago

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

go to the offical downloads section there. you should find a way to get rid of it




Homer Gonerson

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#5 15 years ago

if you have norton internet security, tghat should stop it, and also get ad-aware, but norton won't let you print to another printer on another computer if you're on a lan or look through the shared files unless you disable it... but other than that, it works pretty well




FreakNasty

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#6 15 years ago
Smitty025http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html go to the offical downloads section there. you should find a way to get rid of it

That is a good site smitty: And Othermonkey, download CWShredder. It could help. The "hijacker" on my comp was pretty nasty! It afflicted my dektop and my Mozilla browser aswell. CWShredder couldn't delete it. I had to use "Hijackthis" and systemrecovery to get rid of it. But be careful with "Hijackthis". Maybe save the logfile and show it to someone who knows what you should delete and what not. I found a miniprog that defends your starting page from beeing unauthorised changed. It's called noUrl http://www.centsoft.de/html/nourl.html




emonkies

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#7 15 years ago

I had that a couple of months ago. And my Nortons didnt detect it. It seemed it was a cookie that acted like a virus that directed my start page to some webasite and disabled my ability to change it back. And it had nothing to do with porn.




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#8 15 years ago

Service Pack 2 for windows XP has much better security for IE (many improvements). There will be an option to disallow these scripts from doing anything on your system.


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livn4metal

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#9 15 years ago
n0eService Pack 2 for windows XP has much better security for IE (many improvements). There will be an option to disallow these scripts from doing anything on your system.

It's about damn time. I'm still using Spy Sweeper, which has a homepage lock and won't allow any change unless otherised by the user. Does a good job at keepin clean as well.




WiseBobo

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#10 15 years ago

Yes, I absolutely love being directed upon launching IE to: Somewebsite* This user would like to note that he claims absolutely no responsibility for the content of this site, nor any user who clicks the link posted directly above by a "WiseBobo", since upon making the link, he infact believed it to be false and lead to no where, and would like to point out that no claims of outrage, flaming, etc., is to be brought forth by a direct clicking of the link Somewebsite, and would like to point out that "WiseBobo" is not affiliated with, nor heard of Somewebsite, nor any partner affiliates. Mihail: Please don't post the link of your problem Just in case someone here just happens to click on it by mistake, no reason to spread that problem even more




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