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Q: Solved: Unwanted Home Page.

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]
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-212 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0
WDC WD3200AAJS-00RYA0 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 1 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 1) 320.07 GB 289.40 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 79.07 GB free
Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Brian 10/03/2008 10:05:17 AM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
Phyllis 25/12/2007 3:07:26 PM (admin)
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

Canon PIXMA iP3000 on USB001
Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Port:
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS [Display adapter]
ACR Acer AL1916W [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n L52091586331, February 2007)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC Realtek High Definition Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Communications

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Unwanted Home Page.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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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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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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

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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...
 

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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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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
 

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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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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)
 

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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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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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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

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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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My OS is Windows XP. My browser is Mozilla Firefox. I went into Firefox options and set my home page to I Google. Now you would think that the home page should stay the one you want. but mine does not. When i log out of Firefox and then log back in a home page called Fastp2psearch.com becomes my home page. I've tried several ways to get rid of it for good to no avail. Does anyone know how to remove this for good?

A:Unwanted home page keeps coming back

Hi satisfier. Welcome to TSF!

Any chance you use Limewire, Napster, or other P2P software? Sounds like you have a browser hijacker.

Mike

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Hey, I went on this website a couple of days ago and it askd me if i wanted it as my homepage, I clicked no and thought everything was all gd. But now I've realised that it HAS became my homepage and I tried to reset google as my homepage but it refuses to go away. I've scanned with Norton and Spybot but have both been useless. HELP PLEASE :(

A:Unwanted home page on Internet Explorer!!!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you 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.

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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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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’m not absolutely sure which of the two it is. Maybe it’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 to Mywebsearch. It doesn’t make any difference using the function “Make Google my home page”, 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 “My Web Search” and “My Search Assistant.” I cannot find these programs on the list. How the hell do I get rid of this creepy trash? (I'd really like to confront some of the creeps who create trash like this.)

Thanks for your time
 

A:Creepy unwanted toolbar/home page

closed duplicate
 

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Surveys, blue links and Zone alarm I get a survey pop up on a large number of web pages saying something like " congratulations you have been chosen to participate in a survey for ....(the web page you are entering). Also on many sites such as Wikipedia, many Forms etc. there are a number of light blue or red double underlined common words that link you to some form of advertisement. I had tis problem years ago but can't remember how it was solved.
Also on IE Zone alarm has hijacked the home page. I have been able eliminate it from the search engines but not from the home page. Zone Alarm has not affected Firefox

.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce G210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 350650 MB, Free - 242285 MB; D: Total - 350651 MB, Free - 350551 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, WMCP78M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:53:32 PM, on 6/20/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16611)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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A:Unwanted surveys, red & blue highlited links and Zone Alarm home page on IE

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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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Hello guys

I have experienced some errors, let me provide the details:

Acer Laptop,
OS: XP 2002, SP3, IE8, I have set a webpage as home page, but when ever I click to open new web page it come blanks showing a glob and saying:
" Internet Explorer cannot disply the webpage"
underline saying:

What you can try:
and displaying an icon saying: "Diagnose Connection Problems"

under this icon: showing an arrow with discription: More information...

it's really borhting.. and I tried even to change the home page website but still comong the same, will disply the website online when I type in the address bar and select from the favourites menu,

I will appreciate if any advises,
thanks
 

A:Solved: Internet Explorer opens a black page instead of the home page site

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The picture i`ve included shows an orange edge on the sides. Is this normal or can it be changed?http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screensizeik0.jpg
 

A:Solved: Home page not filling page on sides

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Hello,
When i access my homenetwork summary page there are unkown wireless connections that are connected to my home network. I'm unable to use a wireless security encryption key because apple computers are unable to connect to the internet with the encryption key on.
The Question:
Are there any methods or programs for booting or disconnection these unknown wireless connections?

ISP: YahooDSL
Router:2wire2700
 

A:Solved: Unwanted wireless users on my home network

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Hi;

One of my kids turned off PC's security during a download and forgot to restart when they finished. I know of at least two issues.... "ABOUT BLANK" (loss of start page) and "MY SEARCH ASSITANT" in programs add/remove. PC is now fully secured and I am now looking for any remaining "rats in the woodpile"! Would appreciate a read of the HJT scan below-

Many thanks in advance
Webz
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:12:09 AM, on 9/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\caissdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
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A:Solved: HJT Scan read please....loss of start page & unwanted search assist present

Please click here http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sun_Java_Runtime_Environment_d4648.html to download the latest version of JAVA Install the application, then go to the Add/Remove Programs options in the Control Panel and Remove ALL previous versions of JAVA.

log looks fine
Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates and then run AdAware, MS Defender (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize

Check for updates and run weekly
 

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I have just had a problem with IE solved here.
Now I have another.
My IE 10 is loading with a blank homepage.
I have tried using Internet Options as is normal to fix this, but no good.
Can someone help, please?

A:[SOLVED] No Home Page

In IE - Tools - Internet options under the Advanced tab, try resetting to Default which should revert the home page to MSN and then you can re-enter your preferred home page.

If you haven't changed any settings to where the page opens with a blank page, it's possible that you've picked up a malicious add-on and booting IE without add-ons would confirm that if after it boots, you get your home page when you click on the Home page icon - but let us know how you get on with either of those should you require further assistance.

To boot IE without add-ons - go Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)

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I set up my gateway computer yesterday and now it has a new operating system of Dell. There is one little problem. I can't set my home page. I went to control panel and internet options and I typed a website and comfirmed it and still does the homepage about: blank. Please help!
 

A:Solved: Home Page Won't Set

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Another problem. CBSNews has been my home page forever. Yesterday when I opened, Google was there. I can't remember where to go to bring back my original CBSNews and I don't know what happened. I have Windows 7. Thank you, patwannabe
 

A:Solved: home page

if it's internet explorer, tools > internet options and on the dialog box that pops up, you can just hit 'use current' (but obviously you need to be on the cbs site for that to work).
 

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Hi all, when i turn my comp on it opens up with the site i was on the last time i used my computer not my home page (Google), can anyone sort this out for me? thanks

A:[SOLVED] HOME PAGE

If your using IE try this Change your home page in Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows Help

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I can't get my homepage back. It keeps going into e-machines google search page. I went to the control panel, internet options and click to have the homepage applied. Well it won't work. What can I do?
 

A:Solved: Home Page

I solved it. Had to go into ad & remove. Something about e-machine redirector kept coming up. My homepage is back.
 

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OS XP Home. IE 6.0
For some reason I cannot set my home page to www.startium.com. I used to be able to but not anymore. I have two pc's and on one I can, the other I can't. I've tried shifting some settings around but not sure. I can set any other home page but that one. I WANT THAT ONE, AGAIN ! Thanks for any help on this. B-72
 

A:Solved: IE Won't let me set a home page

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This morning my Win 8 IE 10 default home page (xfinity.comcast.net) comes up as a blank page. My list of favorites are still usable. My wife's computer (Win 7 IE 9) is showing normally so I know the problem is not with Comcast. I have rebooted and everything seems ok except when I start my browser I'm greeted with a blank white page.
I have also tried using Firefox (Ver 16.0.2) and I get the same blank white home page.
 

A:Solved: My IE 10 home page is gone

.....and now suddenly after about an hour of trying, it's back to normal again!
 

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My Gson just got a refurbished Dell .. XP pro ... And I'm taking a look at it.

I think I have Google setup as a home page ..
But IE7 always opens with the attached.
How do I stop it and open in Google ???

Thanks
 

A:Solved: IE7 Home Page

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This computer has Windows 7 on it. When I click to open Internet Explorer or Chrome browser, it does not go to the home page. I went to Control Panel and set the home page to http://www.msn.com, clicked Apply then OK. But when I open the browdser it stilll does not go to that home page. Internet Explorer shows nothing but a white page below the bar at the top, and Chrome goes to a Google page with boxes for different web sites such as Amazon.com.
But when I open Control Panel it stlll shows msn.com as the home page.
 

A:Solved: Will not go to home page.

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Just purchased a new computer with Windows 7 and cannot seem to set my home page. I had a homepage on Windows XP that I had customized. (my.msn.com) but when I entered that in the URL window it brought up the following:

uk.my.msn.com.

fiddling around I somehow retrieved my previous customized my.msn.com home page and set it as my home page. Next time I logon to the internet the uk.my.msn.com page loads. Every so often I can get the correct home page but I go through so many tries that I forget when I found it. Why do I keep getting the uk prefix that brings up the homepage with info from Great Britain? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Can't Set Home Page

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OK, I just want to run this one by all of you in case there's something that Microsoft Support and I missed. For the last month or so almost all of the links from my.msn.com (my former home page) have led to a "this page is not available" page, usually MSN's, but occasionally a standard IE error page. This is all links in the new, tech, entertainment and weather sections(theirs) and 2/3's of my personal links, the only exceptions being my bank log-in, one of my two credit cards, PayPal and Check Free Web. I can't get to my library links, EBay, a local TV news web site, this forum or GetSkinned. Both of the credit card pages are secure log-in sites.

I actually got an answer from support the first time I contacted the. It read:
Hello Sara,

Thank you for contacting MSN.com Customer Support.

This is Joan and I’m sorry that you are having a “the requested page is temporarily unavailable” error message upon accessing most of the links on your My MSN page.

We have also encountered the same issue on our end yesterday and we're happy to inform you that the homepage is now back to normal. The page has encountered some minor glitch a few hours ago and our Product Specialist Team has already been notified about this at once. The homepage is now back to normal and you may now start accessing it once again. We do appreciate your patience about this matter.

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A:Solved: Solved: Most links not working on MyMSN home page

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hi a have a few issues involving my home page.

the problem occurs when I connect to the internet it takes me straight to this site
http://thesecureservice.com/

and not my specified home page
also when I type anything in the address bar it takes me to this site
http://www.serial99.com/?www.google.co.uk
not the one I want

I would be most gratefull if some one could help me with this issues I have also outlined the problems that my virus scanner finds and have done a hijack this log if you could look over this it might help as I do not know what to fix with this

thanks

virus scanner
NOD32

Erros
pleas see atachment there is also a virus report I get from the internet here

anyway hear is my hijack this log

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:48:15, on 2007/11/04
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
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A:Solved: home page takeover

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I was alarmed today because when I logged onto the internet, I was not directed to my home page, I was taken here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx

Under Tools/Advanced, my home page is still the same. Can anyone tell me if I should be worried about a virus , or is it something that Windows did? I already have IE 7 and I am running Win XP home ed service pack 2. Is this a new update for sp 2 ? I just don't recall Microsoft doing this before.
Thanks for the help in advance!
ALSO!!!! Is the spell checker broken? or do *I* have a problem? When I used it just now it took me here:http://forums.techguy.org/vbspell.php which seems ok, but it did not highlight any of MY words, and it offered weird choices, like "mousepox" etc !! Im not kidding! Help!
 

A:Solved: Home page change

If you have reset the defaults in IE it will take you to that page, mine did that just yesterday.

Spell check seems fine and has been working for me today.
 

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I am trying to get my neighbor's puter straightened out and every thing is working good now except under internet options when I change the home page to msn and go back into it it keeps reverting back to some search page (it won't stay changed) also he has some sex sites in his favorites that we can delete and empty put of recycle bin but the next time he starts the computer they are back. he had a bagel worm and we got rid of that using stinger and also ran spybot. but the problem is still there, can anyone help? running win xp home
 

A:Solved: home page won't change

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My IE has been hijacked to a Home Search page. I run windows XP home edition and use Spybot to try to protect against this stuff but got zapped and need help getting rid of the crap that has invaded my system.

I went to tomcoyote and followed their quickstart instructions to produce the following hjt log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:28:55 AM, on 12/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BUTTER~1\BO1HEL~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crir.exe
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A:Solved: Help with Hijacked Home Page

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I miss it. How can I get it back? Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] iGoogle home page went away!

Open your browser's options and change the Home Page setting to http://www.google.com/ig

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

A while back I had this same problem, asked for help and got it on this site. Now, I cannot find the help with a search of the site so have to post asking for help again.

Everything was running fine on both my computer and then one day it started giving this message again on both computers. The computers are not on a network.

This is the message;

"Right now, your browser's settings are configured to disable cookies and/or javascript. In order to access your account, you must change your browser's settings to accept both cookies AND javascript".

I have checked and reset all of my privacy and security settings and there was nothing wrong when I started and nothing wrong with them now.

Any ideas on what to do next?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Home page problem again

The quickest solution is to use firefox if you aren't already
http://www.getfirefox.com - if you ARE using that, then try it with Internet Explorer.

In my opinion FireFox is easier to configure, and you will probably get to like it more than Internet Explorer FAST
 

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This is the EXACT same thing that's happening to me. I posted about it down in another thread and am waiting for some help too! Maybe someone can kill 2 birds with one stone with us.

My hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:25:27 PM, on 4/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dcomcfg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\qsacc\x1exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
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A:Solved: Home page hijacked

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Hi
I had a adware program that I could not remove even after finding and zapping everything in the reg that mentioned CONDUIT, so I ran a program called AdwCleaner which found and removed the pesky blighter, unfortunately it also removed my homepage which left a blank page with just the Chrome Web Store logo on it and the bookmarks and address bars above.
I have tried opening the Google Chrome Browser and checked the "Show home Button" which does show underneath it my home page address, I have also opened the Control Panel and checked the "Internet Properties box" which also displays my home page address.
Am I missing something that is turned off? and is AdwCleaner a safe program to use? Regards Robert.
 

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hello all,today i turned on my puter,launched ie7,and my home page came up as aol,ive changed it to msnbc.com,and when i shut the web page down and relaunch ie7,aol comes back up,what gives with this?
 

A:Solved: home page keeps changing

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