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Old 01-18-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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Helpful info concerning trojans/spyware/IE hijacks

Recently I got an annoying thing where if I loaded up my Internet Explorer window it would INSTANTLY take me to some dumb search engine called Hugesearch.com. I'm assuming my sister put it here since she's visiting me and I let her use my computer a few times, considering I've never had one of these in the decade I've had my computer. Anyway! I found a VERY COOL site that helps you get rid of crap like this.

http://www.computercops.us/forums.html

In this forum they help you with everything. My specific problem was in the "Sypware Hijack Related" section. The other good one would be "Virus Worm related" section. The other tell tale factor is the amount of posts in both of these sections.

Another helpful bit of info is to use a program called CWShredder, or Cool Web Shredder. Very excellent program. Then after that if your problem is still there just use a program called 'hijackthis' and use the log it makes to paste onto the forum there. They have info and just by reading threads it should give you the right idea. Very good place!
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Old 01-18-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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That's a coincidence. My IE suddenly started to take me to some stupid search engines when I opened IE, now it takes me to wazzupnet.com. I'm just too lazy to do anything about it.
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:02 PM   #3
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As long as stuff like that happens, your internet link wont be as fast as it should be. Its best to get rid of them straight away.
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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yeah my old computer used to do that alot, I couldn't do anything to get rid of them, so I just reformatted, the blaster bitch came back and I couldn't get rid of that for a while DOH! but everything is cleared up now hehe
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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the internet search hi-jacker hasn't plauge me for over a month since i deleted the folder where all files were hidden.
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
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Some of them dont have folders. They're the annoying ones.
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:28 PM   #7
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:29 PM   #8
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Just don't use IE.

Get Mozilla Firebird.

www.mozilla.org
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:58 PM   #9
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Some sites ONLY work properly with IE.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:16 AM   #10
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theres also a program called ADAWARE, its a helpful program too, I have to scan nightly with it and I delete like 25 threatenning programs a night with it
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:30 AM   #11
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Some sites ONLY work properly with IE.
maybe a year ago that was more true. but now-a-days all my bank/credit card stuff all now works with mozilla. the only thing that doesn't work is extremely poorly done embedded windows media pages (as the vast majority of them do work).
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:38 AM   #12
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Well thats good for you. But not everyone uses other forms of browsing. I've got 3 installed myself and now and then IE is useful. some only use IE and can't be stuffed using another type. So this is pretty much for them.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:14 PM   #13
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now and then yep
heck even my mom and dad can switch between browsers if their mozilla (which is better than IE in 99% of cases) screws up.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:32 PM   #14
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IE is pretty shocking in that area, yeah.
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:59 PM   #15
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go to www.spywareinfo.com click online spyware detector or something, it will scan your comp for spyware and then prompt you to restart

removes many spyware/adware (not all i think, but most), but the best way if u have time is using hijackthis log and remove the spyware yourself

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