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    Browser Hijacked

    well my homepage has been changed to one of those awful search pages, and when I click any of my favorites or type in an address, it just goes to this page... I've tried everything and I don't know how to get rid of it... anyone have some ideas or suggestions or have dealt with this before? I really really really don't want to format again.

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    i'm also not able to connect to anything because of my gay college \(^_^)/ here's to missing the dynamis beaucedine we clear

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    Get hijack this here: http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html


    Run it in safe mode and get rid of everything it finds. Clears up lots of crappy problems.

    Also try running and updated scan of Ad-aware in safe mode to get rid of all your bad cookies etc. Make sure its updated before you run it or the definitions will be outdated.

    http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-...ml?tag=lst-0-2

    Also dont use crap IE, use firefox:

    http://www.mozilla.org

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    use these 4 programs... (yes, all 4) all are free downloads (you can use the scan part of adaware free)


    CWShredder

    HijackThis

    Adaware

    spybot: search and destroy

    and an online scan at

    http://housecall.antivirus.com



    i use these at work constantly to remove shit.. they normally grab about 90% of the shit.. sometimes you just have to start diggin into the reg. tho...

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    Yup good stuff, Malign. Also, you might want to try winsockfix which resets your winsock/hosts files which can get spyware infected. I have a copy hosted at

    http://www.uvm.edu/~helpline/winsockfix

    I do this stuff all day at work, too

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    omg you guys rule, HijackThis fixed my problem, thanks for the great info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benadar
    Yup good stuff, Malign. Also, you might want to try winsockfix which resets your winsock/hosts files which can get spyware infected. I have a copy hosted at

    http://www.uvm.edu/~helpline/winsockfix

    I do this stuff all day at work, too
    aye, i forgot about that one...


    spyware makes me hate my life /Sigh.

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    /comfort Malign.

    We recently started a walk-in help center at work...it's insanely busy (stupid students and their p2p apps) and about 70-90% of all problems are spyware related. It's such a sad succesor to great programs like napster that didn't ream your computer.

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    Spyware is so agressive these days. I have not formatted my laptop since I recieved it about 2.5 years ago as a gift. Recently I spent $50 buying Norton because spyware has taken over. I also ran Ad-aware and several other programs to remove the spyware to no avail. I even went into safe mode and ran the removal programs with no success.

    I have this sneaking suspicion I will need to copy down all the locations of the files and manually delete them through DOS. At this point there are 30-something files that will all need to be hand deleted.

    Does anyone know any end-all-be-all methods of getting rid of all this junk besides formatting? Or have any good tips on getting rid of files that can't be deleted when the OS is running?

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    Did you try running the suggested programs in Safe Mode?

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    This is not a fix of current problems, but will prevent any time consuming problems in the future.

    1: partition your disk into 3 drives (first OS drive 6 giga, second OS backup drive 2 giga and third the rest)
    2: format all drives
    3: install windows and all drivers/programs ect to first drive
    4: install and update playonline to first drive
    5: install and update ffxi to third drive
    6: have Norton Ghost make a compressed coppy of first drive to second drive

    Now when you get virus or anything boring hapens to your windows, simply run the ghost (takes 5 min total) and all your problems go away, you dont even have to find the problem and you dont have to reupdate anything but playonline viewer.

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    more then likely your will need to reformat.

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