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Q: Unwanted starting page on log-on

Really strange happening!!~
Hi guys
I use Windows 98

Until yesterday - whenever I logged in to the net, the first page I saw - and the one I wanted by default - was the www.megalink.net web site. (That is our ISP). But something happened yesterday that is very distressing. Since then, when I click on the I.E. icon to log-on , what comes up is a Google page - with the headline "I can Find It" at the top. And the URL in the address line is www.icanfindit.net/?aid=577.

So I went into IE Tools, Internet options, General and sure enough, that new URL is in the address line for the home page address. So I changed it back to the Megalink URL, clicked APPLY and OK. Then I manually changed the URL in the IE screen to Megalink, and it came up. I went back into Tools, Internet Options and clicked save current.

But when I log off and back on - the same problem recurs. And while the Google page is loading, this line appears on the task bar at the bottom of the screen: http://4-counter.com/?b=crue

Any thoughts?

anxiously - StanC

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Have recently got a new computer and every morning after booting up there is a large box displayed in IE (I use Firefox) urging me to sign up for Hotmail.

How do I stop this box coming up? It must be one of the start-up things but I cannot recognise which one it is.

Thanks
 

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At our school we're having the same problem with the Google search tool. I don't know what to do about it though.
 

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Hey gang!  Not posting for me this time!  Something is definitely amiss with my niece's laptop.  She keeps getting pop ups in IE 10 - including in new tabs.  Also, when I open, I think it was CCleaner, I get a message asking if I want to close Google Chrome - yet I didn't launch Google Chrome - I'm trying to find it in startup programs but I can't remember the utiIity I use for that on my laptop as my laptop is still out of commission.
 
Scans with Avast free anti-virus and free Malwarebytes indicated no malicious items were detected.
 
The machine is running Windows 7 and IE 10.
 
Attached and pasted are the requisite DDS files along with my gratitude for your assistance.
 
Thank you!
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660
Run by Kristen at 19:11:11 on 2013-08-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3819.1916 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
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Whenever I start Windows 10, early on in the boot cycle I get a Firefox Window. As the system continues to initialize the Firefox window slowly come to life, though sometimes not fully.

I've checked all the obvious places, Task Manager, c;\users\user_name\AppData\Roaming

I must have put this in for some reason but can't think of why / how.

I want to get rid of it.
How to do so?

A:Unwanted programs starting (no Task Manager)

Originally Posted by RoyBarkas


Whenever I start Windows 10, early on in the boot cycle I get a Firefox Window. As the system continues to initialize the Firefox window slowly come to life, though sometimes not fully.

I've checked all the obvious places, Task Manager, c;\users\user_name\AppData\Roaming

I must have put this in for some reason but can't think of why / how.

I want to get rid of it.
How to do so?



Hi.
There are a couple of ways to look for these things. Try opening Task Manager and look in the Startup Tab. If you don't find what you're looking for, sometimes it's a task that you can find easily in Ccleaner free. Also, it sounds like Forefox may need to be reset.
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How do I prevent programs from starting automaticly at Win XP boot-up?

Thanks,
Jim
 

A:Unwanted programs starting automaticly upon Windows XP boot up

Look in your Startup Folder in the Programs Menu.

Also look at Msconfig to see what is starting.
 

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When I close down after using the internet often there is a web page remaining from a site I have not been on. It is a sort of pop-up advertising on-line gambling. Is it malware? nothing is showing on a routine scan.

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Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Windows xp, ie8.

I have been getting //rvzr-a.akamaihd.net coming up on my pc and I cannot see how to get rid of it, apart from the cancel X at the top of the screen.
Where is it coming from and can I stop it as it takes over the computer when loading.
 

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I just bought this computer and already I am plagued by the unwanted "Conduit search" page and have thus far, been unable to get rid of it. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 138525 MB, Free - 102719 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Veriton Z290G
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Actually, I am using Vipre Premium Anti Virus
 

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I have started getting an unwanted web page show up on my pc.  I'm running windows 7.  In the tab it says (Sponsorship) on the address line it says    m.goodthingshappen.com.  Warns me that my computer is in poor shape.  That it is a certified Microsoft partner and wants me to download a repair tool.  I've run Malware and bytes, CC cleaner. Search and Destroy.  So far it doesn't seem to hurt any thing but it keeps coming back. yipnyapThanksEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
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Though this is related to Win 7 but I think many of you may guide me regarding this. I installed Win 7 Professional SP1 which has IE 11 bundled in it. Now whenever I open IE it will open my home page i.e google but within seconds, it will change to other page (image attached). I have not installed any thing so far except wifi lan driver. Can some one guide that what is this page and whether it is genuine and how can I remove this.

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Hi where did you try and set your home page for google
Only looks like an Advert keeps coming up.
I get that If I go into a site
before I log in or sign up

Also sorry but I don't use either IE11 or Google
I use Edge Browser and Bing

Also make sure when you set your home page that you click Apply then OK

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I must have opened a funky e-mail. Somehow every time I reboot, the home page on my IE6 goes to a search engine that I do not want. I have tried changing the home page and it works until I reboot. I have also gone into regedit and changed the home page spec, but it still changes at reboot. How can I get rid of this thing?
 

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Hi everyone,
I have Win98 and IE6. I have inherited a very unsavoury web page as my home page and I cannot get rid of it. I reset the homepage to yahoo or similar but every time I boot up this other home page (porn)is loaded. I have tried deleting it and searching for it. The search said it was in temp internet files so I deleted it but still it comes back every time I start up. Very frustrating. Please help.
Regards
Ray.
 

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When I start the computer, it shows the desktop for a second, then a file opens. I just have to click the red "X" in the top right corner and it goes back to the desktop, but how do I get rid of the file that opens. It is called "common" and there's nothing in it.
 

A:Unwanted page at boot up.

What program is "common" opening in? Or is it a file folder?
Click the Help menu to see what program -- if it just says About Windows, then it is a folder that is opening in My Computer. If so, check the address bar to see the full path to this folder. If the address bar is not displayed, click View | Toolbars and check it. If your system is not set to display the full path, you can click the down arrow at the right end of the address bar, and that will let you see just where this "Common" folder is located. paste that path into your next reply.
Or, you can click Tools | Folder Options..., View tab, and check one of the Display the full path in the ??? bar options.

Whether it's a folder, or a file opening in a program, we need to find out where it's starting from. Copy and paste the following code into Notepad, then save it on your desktop as Runkey.bat Be sure you set the Save As Type: setting to All Files. Then double click the file. A notepad window will open up. Paste the contents into your next reply.

Code:
if exist regkey.txt del regkey.txt
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /s
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /s
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v DesktopProcess
Start regkey.txt
Exit
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Can anyone help me get rid of unwanted home page & pop-ups. If have run NoAdware and HijackThis which shows all sorts of R0, R1, O2 and O4 lines in log file which means little to me.

These programs can't seem to fix these unwanted statements in registers however ? How to get rid of it ? Tx, Michiel
 

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Hello.
Hope someone can help. As I search on Google, a automatic unwanted new page pops up with an MSN Search on it. How can you turn this off or stop it from happening? If it wasn't MSN one would say its a malware of some kind. Any one know how to deal with it?
Thanks in advance.

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MSN still has redirects though, and that makes what it is doing malicious (because you are not in control of how your system is working).

Check your hosts file and see if there are any entries there that shouldn't be. That's the easiest way to redirect a search. Did you download any MSN toolbars or anything?

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Hi... I bet you guys get this a lot...... but somehow I've become stuck with some po*y searchco as my home page and I don't want it. Dunno how this happend. Can someone please show me how to get rid of it...
 

A:Unwanted home page ?!?

Click on the link in my signature to download Hijack This. Download it and click "Save".

It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

The downloaded program will be a .zip file. Extract the .exe file from it and save in the permanent folder you just created.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program.

Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

The log should open in notepad. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 12:14:35 PM, on 4/28/04Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CA\ETRUST\INOCULATEIT\INOTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CA\ETRUST\INOCULATEIT\INORT9X.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\LOGWAT95.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CA\ETRUST\INOCULATEIT\REALMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\OLEHELP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\HANDSPRING\HOTSYNC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://any-find.com/sp.htmR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://any-find.com/sp.htmR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://any-find.com/index.htmR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Intern... Read more

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You are infected with a variant of the CoolWebSearch.Download CWShredder from the below link and unzip it into a directory. Start CWShredder and click on the FIx button to have it remove all CWS infections it finds.Download CWShredder from:http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zipAfter you download the program, unzip it into a directory. Make sure all browser windows are closed and double click on the cwshredder.exe to start the program. When the program is loaded click on the "Check for Update" button, and if it finds an new version it will download it. You should then double click on cwshredder.exe again and click on the "FIX" button (not the "Scan only" button) and let it scan your computer.To get the best results it is recommended that you run it in safe mode. Reboot windows and press F8 at boot/windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select safe mode.A tutorial that goes over this process step by step can be found here:How to remove CoolWebSearch with CoolWeb ShredderOnce that is completed you should follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and DialersStep 1:Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them. You should run both programs and clean up what it finds. This is to gaurantee that you find the most malware you can installed on your computer.Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory that you updat... Read more

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Hey all,

I don't know how this happened, but I now have this default home page for some weird search portal which I don't know how to get rid of.

I can change to another page through tools->internet options then home page, but every time I restart the computer, it will go back to this default unwanted home page.

I have a feeling you need to change something in the registry, what I don't know - anyone have an idea out there or any other methods of getting rid of this.

I have tried using a few spyware detectors to no avail either.

Thanks - any comments very much appreciated
 

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I need to know how to get rid of search-world page which comes on atuuomaticaly when ever i start up

 

A:how to rid computer of an unwanted page

Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum

i suspect you have spyware/virus

have you carried out any scans

anyway
post a hjt log
HIJACK THIS:

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe
http://www.thewhities.com/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can not get to any of the above sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far more damaging to your PC with this software, and so I will be unable to add any advice on the log and so will nolonger be replying to your post with regards to the HJT issue, so please have patience and wait for one of the secruity experts to provide further detailed advice

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Hi there.
I have a machine that runs Vista. A few days ago I had become the recipient of an unwanted toolbar or web page that calls itself Mywebsearch. I say toolbar or web page because I&#8217;m not absolutely sure which of the two it is. Maybe it&#8217;s both. My normal home page is Google, and I want it to stay that way too. When I go onto the Net, my Google home page is there. But when I visit anything and return to my home page by clicking on the home icon, that home page changes toMywebsearch. It doesn&#8217;t make any difference using the function &#8220;Make Google my home page&#8221;, because Mywebsearch overrides it.

I have gone looking on the Net for ways to remove this Mywebsearch trash, and so far they all seem to involve going to the Control Panel and removing programs called &#8220;My Web Search&#8221; and &#8220;My Search Assistant.&#8221; I cannot find these programs on the list. How the hell do I get rid of this creepy trash?

Thanks for your time
 

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I notice that others have posted something about the subject unwanted page that pops up when I go to some site (like CNET) and click a Download button. The URL of the page is http://rvzr-a.akamaihd.net/sd/wrap-0.01.html?u=http%3A%2F%2Frvzr-a.akamaihd.net%2Fsd%2Fapps%2Ffusionx%2F0.0.3.html%3Faff%3D1700-1016. It is always blank, but pops up in front of the page I'm on. I have run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, and they find nothing. I have HiJackThis on my laptop and can run and save a log, but per the instructions, will not do that until asked.

I notice this only happens with Firefox, my default browser. It does not appear if I use IE, so I suspect something has altered the configuration file for Firefox.

What is this thing and how do I stop it from appearing?
 

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Hey,
ive got this problem with my internet explorer browser.
Each time i open it, my home page isnt the one that ive set, its changed to something about spyware.
I know that i have gotten spyware on my computer that is causing this, however none of my scans are showing anything.
Is there a way to delete it from the regisrty?
Any help would be great
Cheers

A:Unwanted Home Page

Hi,
please go through the 'Having problems with spyware/viruses' in my sig. This will help you get rid of the hijack, and remove all the spyware, and hopefully even speed up you computer.

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My operating system is Windows 98. I have an annoying website that comes up as my homepage when I connect onto the internet. It doesn't always come up immediately either. What I see first is a message box saying that a plugin is in progress and then the unwanted webpage pops up. How can I once and for all get rid of this website file???

Thanks for any help.
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A:Unwanted home page

Your Homepage has been Hijacked. Go to the security site on this Forum .
Download and run Hijack this and post your log in the Hijack this site and one of the Security Experts will help you.

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I am running a Dell desktop win xp pro sp 3. I have a worm that I cannot remove. It will open additional pages in IE that seem to be selling or advertising info. I have the pop up blocker on. Using Avast professional addition. I have done a full system scan and a boot time scan, both indicate signs of a trojan but cannot delete or move. I also run updated versions of Ad-Aware and Spybot search & destroy and delete what they find. Also have run CCleaner and delete what it finds. I did have the postcard.exe virus/worm, but now it appears to be gone, but the IE pages still open as well as some pages won't open at all. Please advise what more I can do. Thanks - Kevin

A:Unwanted Page redirects and pop ups

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

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I have windows xp and MSIE 7. AOL 9.0 SE was installed on my computer (stuck with dial-up due to geography). When I now open MSIE, the AOL Toolbar page is the opening page. Even though it is supposed to not appear once use, it continues to come up as the opening page in MSIE, even though my home page is Google. I understand that removel of the AOL toolbar does not solve this problem and compounds the problem with error messages in MSIE. Help please!

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Can anyone help with removing the pagebreak on page 1 (so as to bring page 1 and 2 together?) thanks
 

A:unwanted page break

Hi ibm.

Not sure what overall result you're looking for, but try this.

1. Select the entire table.

2. Table > Table Properties > Row: uncheck "Specify height", check "Allow row to break across pages".

hth,
bomb
 

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I seem to be infected with some malware that directs my browser to an unwanted web site--'Adultfriendfinder'.

In Safe Mode, I have run updated versions of AVG, Ewido, Microsoft Antispyware, Spybot S&D, CW Shredder, Adaware w/ VX2, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard. Also ran Windows Update for all fixes, etc.

I previously had a program listed in Add/Remove Programs called Mysearchbar, but I couldn't uninstall it, and a search of My Computer didn't locate it. However, the last set of scans seems to have removed it.

Also--possibly related--I am unable to enable Internet Connection Firewall on my dialup connection. I get a message 'Cannot enable shared access. Error 1060: the specified service does not exist as an installed service.' I don't know how to deal with this.

I'm using Windows XP Home.

Here's the Hijackthis log. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Andy Mason

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:26:29 PM, on 2/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
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A:Unwanted web page--possible hijack?

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IE page scrolls when I press up/down arrows on my keyboard. Any way to get rid of this nuisance?

I have IE8, Vista SP2.

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Hi..I'm new here so please bear with me.

Every time I switch on my pc and go online I get a web page come up that has replaced my home page of choice. A search engine I've never heard of and don't want.
I go into settings/general and delete it and put in my own web page of choice only to have it reappear next time I go online. Is there any way I can get rid of this for good and keep my home page of choice permenantly.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Unwanted home page ?!?

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Hi, I followed your advice for Scrollisalegend about an unwanted web page... It was the same page that was plague-ing me, so I followed the same directions. Here is my Hijackthis log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 1:43:28 PM, on 11/3/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DLA\TFSWCTRL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\DCFSSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WND.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IGFXTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HKCMD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WNF.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\KODAK\KODAK EASYSHARE SOFTWARE\BIN\EASYSHARE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOBNZ08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\WINGMAN PROFILER\LWPEVNTM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOEVM08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSTS08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\UNZIP WIZARD\UNZIPWIZ.EXE
C:\TEMP\UNZIPWIZ\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:unwanted web home page also

well if you had the same problem as Scrollisalegend then you had a CWS hijack, running the programs from that thread cured the problem, but to ensure you stay cured
read here and download the security updates mentioned at the bottom
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
 

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Hi-------- Got infected with with something that changed my home page. I have been unable to correct the problem thru Internet options, general tab. Is there some other way to acomplish this task?
 

A:unwanted home page

You will need to download hijackthis and run a scan. Also spybot

see here:
http://www.webattack.com/get/hijackthis.html

http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

remember, please check these out BEFORE you start downloading.
When you have run a hijackthis scan then post the logs here and soemone will help you out.

These programs will show you what has taken over and then those with good knowledge of reg entries and viruses will be able to tell you what to fix. good luck
 

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I have a Lexmark Optra Lxi + printer connected to a NetWare 4.11 server by parrallel cable. I have two new computers using Windows 2000 Pro and every time I print from those machines I get a sort of cover page with the users name spelled out ascii style:

and some other information including the app that sent the print job, time, etc. I can't seem to find out out to shut this function off.

I have 4 other machines running Win98 and they DO NOT get the extra cover page when they print.

Thanks.

PS I put this in networking because I'm not sure if the problem is with the server (Novell) or the clients printing on the network (Win2K)
 

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Can anyone please help.

My home page has been changed to an unwanted search engine which has the address, use blank. At the same time I get pop-ups regarding spy-ware. Also since this happened I cannot activate my desktop icons without being online If I do the computer just freezes and I have to reboot. I have tried many things including re-setting web settings and I have used spy-bot search and destroy and ad-aware but I just can't remove them. I understand that the only other method would be to re-install windows or re-set the registry. Any advice.

Thanks
 

A:[resolved]unwanted home page

Hi paul.m, and welcome to TSG

I'm not a security expert but there are some who donate their expertise on this site. However they will want to see a copy of a "HijackThis" (HJT) log to help you properly.

If the hijack is really bad (i.e. fast) try and download startpage guard as a temporary measure to keep you on the one page and then download and run SpywareBlaster (this is a preventative to help stop further infections) and CWShredder and also check for updates on Ad-Aware and spybot to see whether you have the very latest versions.

Also, get HijackThis (HJT) and if there still problems, post a HJT log here and wait for one of the security experts to get to you.

For Spyware tools, some sites to download from are:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/startpageguard.html

Good luck!!
 

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My Opera is opening two unwanted pages eachtime I start up: 0.0.0.4 and 0.0.0.0 how can I fix this?

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A week ago I fitted an extra internal hard drive to handle a video program and subsequent large files. I followed instrutions from one of you fellows out there who know what they are doing. Everything is fine with the drive and program. The problem is I get a page when the desk top has finished loading that just shows the new drive. How do I get into the XP SP2 program to remove it. Thanks, great site!
 

A:Unwanted page at start up, how do I remove it.

Could you post a capture of this page?

Give a little bit more information on the page if possible?
 

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Problem: I am unable to change my home page setting.

Operating system: Windows XP.

I have always used “Blank” as my home page setting However last week something got into my computer and changed my homepage to “searchpage.html”.

When I open up Widows Explorer instead of a blank screen I get “Searchpage”. If I type in say www.vote.com another search page is displayed with the following message:

“You try to go to the vote.com
For visit this site follow this link: HTTP://vote.com
or type in full url (including HTTP://) in the adress bar.”

I have tried to delete “C:\searchpage.html” from my C: drive but it keeps coming back.
I have also tried to use another web site for my home page but it always goes back to “about:blank”. I also have a “about” icon on my desktop that I can’t delete.

How do I get rid of this junk.

Can someone please HELP!

GVD60
 

A:Unwanted home page setting

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i basically had this happen from nowhere, whatever the home page is for IE is the background, and i cannot change this or know how or what is causing it, plz help..

ty

-nick
 

A:Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Display Properties, Desktop tab, Customize Desktop button, Web tab.

Also right-click the desktop, Arrange Icons By, Lock Web Items...
 

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I recently downloaded Babylon Translator but decided to opt out. I did a search of Cdrive
and deleted all that was found. The trouble is that when I opened Mozilla Firefox instead
of coming up with my default Home Page (which is my ISP's HP), I got a Babylon Search Engine which has been "enhanced by Google". To my mind it is a Google alias. In German to boot.
I went to Control Panel>Internet Options and my default HP is as it should be,my ISP.
I have looked all over the Control Panel,Program Files and elsewhere to no avail.
How can I get rid of this Babylon engine whose address is search.babylon.com/home.
A look in Firefox also was no good.
Please help,
Regards, brianml.

Below is a summary of my machine.

Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Brians-computer (in MSHOME)
Profile Date: Monday, 10 March 2008 11:34:29 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2v
Windows Logon:

Click here for Belarc's System Management products, for large and small companies.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5L-VM 1394 Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0304 09/05/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
368.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4520B [CD-ROM drive]
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A:Solved: Unwanted Home Page.

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When adding a new tab, YAHOO SEARCH page comes up. "Pogo.com" is about the search box.I am running:Windows 7Mozilla FirefoxI think this appeared after a recent Mozilla update.lee douglas

A:Unwanted yahoo search page

Can you take a screenshot?

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hi, this keeps happening and i remove the home page and set it back to the original but it keeps being hijacked. i ran the hijack and this is the result. any help is appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:57:44 AM, on 11/21/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\MS\SMS\CORE\BIN\CLISVCL.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\WinPoET\WrOS.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\MS\SMS\CLICOMP\RemCtrl\Wuser32.exe
C:\WINNT\MS\SMS\clicomp\apa\Bin\smsapm32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINNT\MS\SMS\CORE\BIN\LAUNCH32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\WinPoET\winpppoverethernet.exe
C:\WINNT\MS\SMS\CLICOMP\SWDist32\bin\smsmon32.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\fwenc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\FTPSOF~1\ONNETH~1\tnvt\tnvt.exe
C:\Lotus\Notes\NLNOTES.EXE
C:\Lotus\Notes\nwrdaemn.EXE
C:\Lotus\Notes\nupdate.EXE
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A:unwanted home page setting

there is nothing showing in the log
but
First
Download & Run CWshredder from
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in

order to prevent re-infection
then reboot &
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then

press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of

the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot

remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

then reboot &
download AdAware 6
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
Then ........

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

then......

click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives"

,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL"

and "Scan my host-files"

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Hi guys, I've been having some problems recently with my browsers..Certain websites, will not load. I've tried multiple browsers, IE, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, etc.The very first time I tried to open these webpages, they would be redirected to some other sites like soundsofopera.comor videocop.com, etc. I went in to Mozilla Firefox and Adblock 'd those redirection sites. I tried opening the page again,and it would give me a blank page, with the status "Done" at the left bottom corner of the browser.Removed text not written by member. Pasting in additional information posted by member posted elsewhere. ~ OBTake a look at Untitled.JPEG. Thanks.In fact, the redirection site changes daily.. it was soundsofopera.com in August 25, and now it's ultrabestportal.com End of paste. ~ OBHere is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:01:25 PM, on 26/08/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32csrss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccSetMgr.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccEvtMgr.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedSPBB... Read more

A:Unwanted redirections, blank page..

Hi Changg,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like give a few guidelines so that we can fix your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will revi... Read more

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Noticed on my computer today that there was a new homepage. Super Anti-Spyware clean and Avira clean, but MBAm found a PUP. Here is the mbam log

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 2/2/2015
Scan Time: 9:21:37 PM
Logfile: mbam.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2015.02.03.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.01.14.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: songe_000

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 347127
Time Elapsed: 39 min, 28 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 1
PUP.Optional.WebSearch.A, C:\Users\songe_000\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2lsg6gue.default\searchplugins\Web Search.xml, Quarantined, [62abc258dcae00367335467ac93a966a],

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
(end)
 

A:Unwanted home page change

When I Iooked at my anti-virus report this evening it said no viruses were detected but I didn't notice at first that it said there were 2 warnings. So I am posting that report as well.

Avira Free Antivirus
Report file date: Monday, February 2, 2015 20:59
The program is running as an unrestricted full version.
Online services are available.

Licensee : Avira Antivirus Free
Serial number : 0000149996-AVHOE-0000001
Platform : Windows 8.1
Windows version : (plain) [6.2.9200]
Boot mode : Normally booted
Username : SYSTEM
Computer name : MOMSPC

Version information:
BUILD.DAT : 14.0.7.468 91859 Bytes 11/24/2014 10:23:00
AVSCAN.EXE : 14.0.7.462 1015544 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:14
AVSCANRC.DLL : 14.0.7.308 54576 Bytes 11/19/2014 05:32:33
LUKE.DLL : 14.0.7.462 60664 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:28
AVSCPLR.DLL : 14.0.7.440 93488 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:14
REPAIR.DLL : 14.0.7.412 366328 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:13
REPAIR.RDF : 1.0.4.40 695717 Bytes 2/1/2015 08:14:57
AVREG.DLL : 14.0.7.310 264952 Bytes 11/19/2014 05:32:28
AVLODE.DLL : 14.0.7.440 561456 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:13
AVLODE.RDF : 14.0.4.54 78895 Bytes 12/5/2014 20:43:08
XBV00014.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00015.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00016.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00017.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00018.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
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Hello all-
I have run the required scans, and they are attached. I have an unwanted toolbar and startup web page that I can't seem to get rid of. Both IE and FF initialize to this link http://vshare.toolbarhome.com/?hp=df , and I don't want it!!

Also, my pages are loading more slowly than in the past, as if the system "hangs up" for a few seconds before loading the new page.

Thanks for any help you can provide, techies!!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294885 MB, Free - 89093 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5769 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F700C, , .B0T5YG1.CN4864386B0026.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Unwanted toolbar and slow page-loads

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I put a photo of myself in the admin account page of the user accounts. I want to remove it, but I cannot?
I tried logging into my MS account but still no luck.
The picture is "not" in the program data\Microsoft\default account picts?

So where is it?
I really want it gone.

I hate so much when microsoft does stuff like this. I should be able to right click and delete it or at least select it and delete it.

any ideas?
Thanks
Frank

A:Admin account page has unwanted photo?

If you are in "Your Account", you can browse for a new picture. Did you try that.

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HI, I have recently had an unwanted web page at start-up in Google Chrome (ISTART.WEBSEARCHES.COM). Not sure how it accessed my pc. The only addition to my software was to download VLC Media player, recently.
 
My system:- Gigabyte GA-7VR, with latest BIOS. AMD Athlon xp 2100+. Ati Radeon 9000. 150GB hdd. 1GB ddr ram. 500 watt psu. Running on Win XP SP3 with all updates (as of today).
 
I am using Bitdefender anti-virus. with latest updates. I have scanned system with Malawarebytes and used JRT junk removal tool, both updated.
I tried resetting Google to defaults.
 
Can't seem to find a way to get rid of this.
 
Anybody got an answer to removing this.
 
Appreciate any solutions.
 
Regards,
 
Raymondo44

A:Unwanted web page starts in Google Chrome

Hello,
Follow the steps in this guide. Special attention to steps 2, 3, and 8.

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I first came across your site in Apr and began following instructions on "preparation". Got quite frustrated running into programs I could not readily download or utilize for some reason or other but mostly as I am running on a dial-up connection (and continually got "cut-off" here 'n there).I started ALL OVER AGN this past week doing everything I could. Coupled with what I had learned from my sojourn in Apr I THINK the original "problem" has now been handled - I CAN now "maintain my own background pic AND I am not having to reset my Home Page every time I re-boot" HOWEVER, I would like to KNOW that the problem has truly been handled and that there are no lingering "bits,bytes,pieces" that may crop up somewhere and start this all over again OR if there is anything ELSE (which you might see) that I should take care of before it does get out-of-hand ???I also have some questions on how I might better "make this computer my own" as it was a hand me down gift from a friend and I don't use "all the bells and whistles" but don't think they belong in this forum and would appreciate any redirection/suggestions.Thx a million - jts (here's the reports) :Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Larry Schleusner on 2008-07-08 15:06:39Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------... Read more

A:Sorry - Name Unk - Continually Directed To Unwanted Home Page

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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