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

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

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!

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

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6006 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (35 GB Free); D: 221 GB (31 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 4740
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Once every month or so, my browser(s) (Chrome and IE) would open up an ad-filled page called "th.hao123.com". The default start page for both of them are set to "new tabs page" on launch.

I searched for "hao" in the registry and found suspicious entries in the following folders: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Interent Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DHP" under the "DoNotAskAgain" key's value as saying: "th.hao123.com". And also in the folder: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN" under the "Start Page" key's value as saying: "http://th.hao123.com/?tn=sdks_inner_hp_09_hao123_th&guid=bfc7f3cf757f1eea017a41a569e2d927". And once again, in the folder: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN" under t... Read more

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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
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:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.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:\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
C:\Program Files\C... Read more

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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My laptop is slow on starting and also its overall speed is little slow, in spite of having sufficient RAM, CPU and hard speed for normal home purpose use.

Kindly also help me identify which programs are running on my laptop or installed on it, which are not required.
Also, please let me know if there is any good free antivirus software, which does not have much impact on performance. Is it good to have some cleaners like CCleaner or registry cleaners etc.? If yes, which one should I go for?

Following screenshots are of the programs and services on my system. See attachments

Services.msc sorted on startup type (Automatic, Disabled etc.) and startup tab of msconfig.

1. services_msc_sorted_startuptype_1.jpg
2. services_msc_sorted_startuptype_2.jpg
3. services_msc_sorted_startuptype_3.jpg
4. msconfig-startup.jpg


A:How can I enhance laptop speed(inclu start) & remove unwanted programs

Quote: Originally Posted by vineetvinayak

My laptop is slow on starting and also its overall speed is little slow, in spite of having sufficient RAM, CPU and hard speed for normal home purpose use.

Kindly also help me identify which programs are running on my laptop or installed on it, which are not required.
Also, please let me know if there is any good free antivirus software, which does not have much impact on performance. Is it good to have some cleaners like CCleaner or registry cleaners etc.? If yes, which one should I go for?

Following screenshots are of the programs and services on my system. See attachments

Services.msc sorted on startup type (Automatic, Disabled etc.) and startup tab of msconfig.

1. services_msc_sorted_startuptype_1.jpg
2. services_msc_sorted_startuptype_2.jpg
3. services_msc_sorted_startuptype_3.jpg
4. msconfig-startup.jpg


First, uninstall ALL cleaners on your system. They are bad. You don't need them, Windows 7 doesn't need them, and they can cause damage to the Registry etc. Once you have done that, go ahead and download and install Malwarebytes and run a FULL SCAN with it: Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
Be sure to uncheck the free trial for the PRO version.

After that, go ahead and run disk cleanup (both normally and as administrator): Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

After that, run a defragmentation using the built in Windows D... Read more

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Every time I connect to Netzero, IE always opens and loads netzero's start up page. In IE, my homepage is set to about:blank and I have Firefox set as my default browser. When I was using an earlier version of Netzero I know that I somehow changed it so that the start up page wouldn't automatically pop up, but I can't remember how on earth I did it.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can stop Netzero's start up page from automatically loading?

I only use Firefox and have dial up so its really annoying when I have to wait for IE to pop-up and start loading just so I can then close IE, switch to Firefox and then actually browse the web. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I am having a bit of difficulty removing the Trusted Start Page from my IE. Below is a log generated from "HijackThis" that will hopefully help you. I have tried all the spyware removal software such as Ad-aware, Spy Subtract, Spybot etc.. but nothing seems to work. Below is the HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:54:49 PM, on 23/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

A:How to remove about blank: Trusted Start Page

Hi pyro

Do a CTRL+ALT+DEL to open Task Manager and under running "Processes" kill EACH and EVERY OCCURANCE of each of the following processes (if you find them) (either of them my show up more than once on the list):


Run Hijack This again and put a check next to each of the following items, then close all other windows and browsers (including this one - leaving only HijackThis open) and then click "Fix checked"

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456f-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456f-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - (no file)

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cmsound] c:\windows\system32\vcsystem.exe

O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = ?

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL

O16 - DPF: {4169B5A0-9048-11D6-BDFF-00C0F024AF20} (ActiveXTester.TesterControl) - http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/Brows...tiveXTester.ocx

O16 - DPF: {FE8400F2-C848-4379-989F-DF2ED39040BE} (Eyeball Instant Messaging Control) - http://www.rsvp.com.au/chat/RSVPChat.cab

O23 - Service: service - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\SERVICE.EXE

If you don't use this for your ISP or network, then fix it - if you don't know for sure, then leave it for now:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,Pro... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I had a virus that deleted all my desktop icons & start menu shortcuts which was pretending to be an anti-virus program that said I had loads of viruses and I had to pay to get them removed (paying the program). I followed steps from different websites to remove the virus in safe mode (rkill Mbam and a few others) then when I rebooted normally, the computer loaded up and seemed to work for about 10 seconds, then all the pop ups kicked back in and all my desktop icons disappeared again. I shut it down & now when I load it up I can still get into safe mode no problem but loading up normally, it gets stuck on the 'loading windows' screen...(the icon keeps flashing but it never goes past that page)

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by User at 12:20:52 on 2012-01-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.61.1033.18.1787.1322 [GMT 8:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\win... Read more

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Hi all. I'm tuning up a pc for a friend whose kids have installed numerous trial games, itunes, music oasis, etc., and other misc. crap. Got most of it to my liking except this: can't get rid of 2 entries in the Add/ Remove Programs applet in Control Panel (itunes and music oasis). Here's what I've done so far:

Searched the web high and low and tried every suggestion offered to no avail

In Regedit went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Current Version|Uninstall and removed all the entries I wanted, then rebooted, went back into Add/Remove and itunes and music oasis are still there

Opened C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf, but the 2 entries aren't even listed

Someone suggested using Tweakui, but, as far as I can tell, that only removes the applets in Control Panel (unless I'm missing something there)

Installed a program called Add Remove Program Cleaner, but the 2 offending entires aren't listed in there either

And, finally, reinstalled itunes and music oasis, then rebooted, uninstalled them again, and the entries are still in the Add/Remove Programs list

This is starting to irritate me.
Thanks in advance for any new suggestions as I'd like to get this thing back to him cuz he needs to watch the farm markets tomorrow a.m. if he can

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remove unwanted entries in add/remove programs applet
Hi all. I'm tuning up a pc for a friend whose kids have installed

numerous trial games, itunes, music oasis, etc., and other misc. crap.

Got most of it to my liking except this: can't get rid of 2 entries in

the Add/ Remove Programs applet in Control Panel (itunes and music

oasis). Here's what I've done so far:

Searched the web high and low and tried every suggestion offered to no

avail, so I'm trying as many forums as I can keep track of. There are

a lot more sharper minds than mine out there.

In Regedit went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Current

Version|Uninstall and removed all the entries I wanted, then rebooted,

went back into Add/Remove and itunes and music oasis are still there

Opened C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf, but the 2 entries aren't even listed

Someone suggested using Tweakui, but, as far as I can tell, that only

removes the applets in Control Panel (unless I'm missing something


Installed a program called Add Remove Program Cleaner, but the 2

offending entires aren't listed in there either

Ran Hijack This>Misc. Tools>Unistall Manager, and the entries aren't

there either (no big surprise there either)

And, finally, reinstalled itunes and music oasis, then rebooted,

uninstalled them again, and the entries are still in the Add/Remove

Programs list

This is starting to irritate me.
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A:remove unwanted entries in Add/Remove Programs applet

From the Web:One method: This method avoids editing the registry and should be tried first. The easiest way is to open Add/Remove Programs and select the listing for the program you know has already been deleted. Select the application and click the Remove button. Since there is no application to 'remove', the process will time out and you'll be presented with an option to remove the entry.Another method: To manually remove the orphaned entries from the Add or Remove Programs applet, follow these steps:Click Start, Run and type regedit.exeNavigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall

Backup the branch to a file Note: Each subkey represents a program that you've installed. To determine which program that each key represents, click the key, and then view the DisplayName value data in the right pane Select the subkey that you want to deleteRight-click on the subkey and choose DeleteClose Registry Editor

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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
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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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 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

A:Unwanted web page.

 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the log into your next reply.
  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
 ESET Online Scanner
Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Instal... Read more

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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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


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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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.


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.


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

Viewpoint Media Player<<This is ... Read more

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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".


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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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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.

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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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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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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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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:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\I... Read more

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

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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

A:How to get rid off unwanted home page ?

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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

post a hjt log

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.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

i will however, be notifie... Read more

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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


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:\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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A:unwanted home page

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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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.


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)

A:Unwanted Cover Page

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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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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.

A:Unwanted MSN Search page

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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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

A:Unwanted Home Page

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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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.

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 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?

A:akamaihd.net - unwanted page

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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:


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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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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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.

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
Also, check the startup folder (Start | All Programs | Startup) to see if ... Read more

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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

A:Unwanted toolbar/ web page

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

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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!


A:Unwanted home page setting

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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 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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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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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

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

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)

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 : 91859 Bytes 11/24/2014 10:23:00
AVSCAN.EXE : 1015544 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:14
AVSCANRC.DLL : 54576 Bytes 11/19/2014 05:32:33
LUKE.DLL : 60664 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:28
AVSCPLR.DLL : 93488 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:14
REPAIR.DLL : 366328 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:13
REPAIR.RDF : 695717 Bytes 2/1/2015 08:14:57
AVREG.DLL : 264952 Bytes 11/19/2014 05:32:28
AVLODE.DLL : 561456 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:13
AVLODE.RDF : 78895 Bytes 12/5/2014 20:43:08
XBV00014.VDF : 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00015.VDF : 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00016.VDF : 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00017.VDF : 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00018.VDF : 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
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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:\Program Files\Verizon Online\WinPoET\WrOS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\WinPoET\winpppoverethernet.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\fwenc.exe
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A:unwanted home page setting

there is nothing showing in the log
Download & Run CWshredder from
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"


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"


go to settings(the gear on top of AdAw... Read more

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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.


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:


Good luck!!

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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..



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 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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