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internet explorer out of date pop-up : virus ?

Q: internet explorer out of date pop-up : virus ?

i have a virus, effecting internet explorer, it's the one that says your ie is out of date, etc. : any way to uninstall ie and re-install it ? or upgrade to a newer version ? maybe if i upgrade to a newer version it will uninstall the present ie, getting rid of the virus; i uninstalled mozilla and re-installed it, i'm not getting that virus message about mozilla being out of date anymore; thanks this problem/virus is documented, as i googled it;

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A: internet explorer out of date pop-up : virus ?

You've posted in the wrong forum. Please start a new thread in the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum and provide the logs requested in the sticky post at the top of that forum.

In the meantime, I'm closing this thread.

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I keep getting this message box popping up. How to know if it is for real????? It looks legit. Has the Internet Logo on it too.

Important Update

Internet Explorer is out of date.
Click install to update.

Don't ask Again
Remind later

A:Internet Explorer is out of date... REALLY?

It is NOT a real IE warning - scan for malware

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If you are updated to ie6 sp1, no problem. If you aren't I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to update now.

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Is there something I can do to add the day of week name to the dates that Explorer displays in folder > files details display ?

Instead of 9/23/2016 11:08 PM, I would like it to display Fri 9/23/2016 11:08 PM

Even better would be Fri 23/Sep/2016 11:08 PM

Maybe I am asking too much, but it would be nice.

Thanks for reading.

A:Date Display in Internet Explorer

Yes, quite easily
This is in W8.1, but I am certain that it is the same in all other systems

first go to control panel & select language / then change date / time //number

set long date to bottom option. dddd dd MMM yyyy

Then select additional settings & select the date tab
in the short date box add dddd, to the start of the line & press apply, OK & exit out and when you next open explorer , you will have the entire date shown in all its glory

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i'm using internet explorer 11 with windows 10.
Q. What format can be specified with expires=<DATE> in the Set-Cookie field?

As a way to expire cookies, I have set the Set-Cookie expires date to a point in the past.

When I tested
The following formats are not supported
Set-Cookie: expires=Wed, 01-Jan-70 00:00:00 GMT

However, the following formats are supported.
Set-Cookis: expires=Wed, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
Thank you.

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Have a great day!

A:Internet Explorer begins blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls

Oh boy, August 12, 2014 is when the fun begins.

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For the past month or two my computer has gotten progressively worst. To start I have been running an up to date virus protection and I have not gotten any errors since I installed the program at least one year ago.

On a daily basis, the computer will continually drop internet service. In a one hour period of browsing the internet the computer will disconnect 8 to 10 times. Sometimes it will come back within 5 minutes, other times you will have to walk away from the computer and let it sit for an hour or so. Restarting the computer seems to help on a few occasions, but I have also seenthe computer fail to connect to internet service for up to one hour after rbooting the computer. I have run Spybot, but everything checks outs just fine after the program is completed.

I first thought the problem was the internet connection but when the computer acts up and disconnects, I can turn on any other computer in the house and get a solid, smooth running internet connection everytime.

The problem is to the point where browsing the internet is practically impossible.

When I get on websites, when typing, the text will not appear until I stop typing. Microsoft Outlook crashes on a daily basis and I have pratcially had to stop using Outlook to pull my web mail because the program fails to connect to the incoming POP server.

DDS (Ver_2011-07-14.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Emperley at 21:24:13 on 2011-07-13
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A:Internet working sporatically, Up to date Virus, No Warnings Noted

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Here is teh log, I think I have a redirect virus, it seems like every uyahoo or google search I do the links take me to random places, I also cannot access my virus scanner or its update. Also teh computer is running very slow. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:40:28 AM, on 4/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeE:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeE:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcScnSrv.exeE:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEE:\Program Files\HP\ToolBoxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exeE:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeE:\Program Files\Sharp\Shar... Read more

A:Hijackthis log I have a redirecting virus that wont allow virus scanners or internet explorer to work

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Hi guys, I've came to ask for more assistance.
The network is there but now the explorer stopped working as well.
Here's the hijackthis log.
Thanks for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at &#50724;&#51204; 10:03:37, on 2005-09-01
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\MacOpener\FORMATM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe
C:\program files\180searchassistant\sais.exe
C:\Program Files\Personal Money Tree\personalmoneytree.exe
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A:Please Help Internet explorer doesn't work but the internet is up, thousands of Virus

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How do i get rid of this virus (or any other virus that may be causing problems on my computer)? About 2-3 weeks ago, I keep receiving the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I scanned my computer using Microsoft Security Essentials to see if there was a virus and found out that there was one by the name of win32/sirefef. I also needed to update Microsoft Security Essentials, but when i tried to do that, the update couldn't complete because I "wasn't connected to the Internet." I'm sure I'm connected because I'm sharing the connection with another computer and it works fine.

I went to Microsoft's article "prevent and remove viruses and other malware" (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129972/en-us) and followed the steps. One of the steps was to reset the Internet Proxy settings in order for me to download/install things that I needed, and so I manually reset it myself (since I couldn't run the "fix it for me program"). After I did this, the message still pops up. What can I do now? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

The infected computer is a Windows XP, and I'm currently using another PC since the infected computer cannot access the Internet.

A:Internet Explorer not responding due to win32/sirefef virus (or another possible virus)??

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadFSS Checkmark all the boxesClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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I must have a virus or something. Sometimes when I click on a website, say using google, it takes me to the wrong [inappropriate] website. I tried to restrict the websites, but it has not worked. What can I do to eliminate this problem? I have tried running numerous anti-virus (nortom, webroot, AVG anti spy, etc), but it hasnt worked yet. Can someone help???(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

A:Internet Explorer Virus

[quote name='sarrom' date='Nov 5 2007, 05:16 PM' post='654580']I must have a virus or something. Sometimes when I click on a website, say using google, it takes me to the wrong [inappropriate] website. I tried to restrict the websites, but it has not worked. What can I do to eliminate this problem? I have tried running numerous anti-virus (nortom, webroot, AVG anti spy, etc), but it hasnt worked yet. Can someone help???Have you ran the AVG Anti - virus scan , i know you have done a spyware scan with avg . If not plz do . let me know

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hi, recently ive been having a lot of issues with internet explorer. i think i accidentally clicked on a pop up and downloaded something. i keep getting ie pop ups that freeze whenever i try to close them and ie opens up about 4 processes at a time that restart as soon as i end them. everything has been running extremely slow as well. i run kaspersky anti-virus as well as avg anti-spyware and those dont seem to be helping at all. if anyone has any advice i would greatly appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:37:57 AM, on 2/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_srv.exe
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I think I have some sort of virus.........I am continually prompted to download "anti-virus" software to fix an alleged infection when I open IE. I'm pretty sure my girlfriend has clicked "OK" and now everytime I run a google search it comes back with the same porn site (something from youtube.) I downloaded hihjackthis from a link on your site and ran a log. It seems that I should wait to post it until you reply though.

Thank you in advance for your help,

A:Internet Explorer Virus

Hello abrown29 and welcome to BC Let's hold off on HiJack This. If you need to post a log, we will provide you with the directions at that time.In order to provide you with proper disinfection procedures, we need some additional information.What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?What security programs do you have installed?download "anti-virus" software to fix an alleged infection when I open IEWhat is the name of the software that it asks you to download? This information is useful in identifying what infection you have.Orange Blossom

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Hello al.

I think i need your help, because i can't solve the problem myself.

The problem started a week ago. I am always using FireFox as my webbrowser, and just out of nothing my Internet Eplorer showed up on a strange site. Just clicked away Internet Explorer. Later on that day i needed to go to my task manager, and i saw 2 times a proces of Internet Explorer (Using a big amount of the memory, with doing nothing ?). I wanted tot end those proceses, but just when you ended that prcoes, they start up again. Sometimes they stay away, but when i reboot my Pc, they are back again, and the internet explorer keeps coming on my screen.

I used my anti-virus (MC Afee) , he found 3 infected items, solved the problem, but the problem is still there :(

Can someone tell me what to do ?

A:Virus within my Internet Explorer.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

You did not mention what operating system this is, but I gather from your profile that it's Windows 7.

Windows 7 has a very robust System Restore. Have you tried invoking System Restore? You can access System Restore from the Advanced Options menu by pressing F8 during startup, selecting Repair Your Computer from that menu, select the keyboard layout, then choose System Restore from the System Recovery Options screen which appears. Choose a restore point before the issue arose.


If you still have issues, please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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. GMER is not yet updated for 64-bit systems. You may skip that step if your system is 64-bit.

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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Hello everyone,
Almost every time I open Internet Explorer or click on a link I get a small window that says "System Error-Your system is infected with a dangerous virus! Note: Strongly recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!
Click OK to download the antispyware. (Recommended)" with an OK and cancel button. I have to keep closing this window to keep browsing. Note: I have never clicked the "OK" button because I know this probably would not be good! How can I fix this please.

Thanks in advance,

A:Possible Internet Explorer Virus???

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ok so when i use my laptop and go to internet explorer it closes down and comes up with an error report saying it encountered an error and needed to close. it does this everytime. so i scanned it in HIjack this and save the log (because of a possible virus)

here is the log can someone tell me wat to do from here

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:27:14 PM, on 11/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\SecCenter\scprot4.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yah... Read more

A:Internet explorer (possible virus) plz help

this should really be in the malware section
thats the place where you will get help for this

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I am not able to go on certain sites (primarily youtube) without my internet explorer crashing. I get the internet explorer is not responding notification, it closes and reopens the tab, then repeats.

I can easily just use chrome but thats not fixing the underlying problem.

Before, the same thing was happening with Hotmail/Windows Live.

I've scanned with malwarebytes but found nothing.

Does anyone know what it might be?

A:Internet Explorer (possible virus)

Well we will check for infection.. In the meantime ...Don't use IE until they patch the latest vulnerability.See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic468924.htmlRun TFC by OT (Temp File Cleaner)Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run Superantisypware (SAS): Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer Guide.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the... Read more

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A few days ago my internet explorer 7 was infected by a virus, I have read that there is a new virus / worm infecting IE7. I had almost no control over IE7 and I was getting this "Antivirus 2009" pop up telling me I was infected and needed to download thier program. I did not bite on this fake advertisement but this is where my problems started.

After reading several posts on this and other web sites I was finally able to uninstall IE7. I have some control back and my computer is not locking up almost immedaitely after I start up. I know there is still something wrong. I have been trying to install Mozilla Firefox but it is being blocked from starting up so I have uninstalled it. My screen has a momentary flash or "hicup" on occasion usually when doing someithing with any antivirus software and sometimes when using IE. I am now using IE6.

Here is what I am using: IE6
windows xp
Dell computer XPS Duel core
Pentium 2.8 ghz with 2gb ram

Whis is what I have done to get things somewhat back to normal:

Installed Hijack This (Although I have done nothing with the information and do not know how to interpert the log)
Curently running CyberDefender
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A:Internet Explorer 7 virus

Hang on while I move this over to the Am I Infected forum.

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I use firefox all the time, but recently there has been IE pop ups. thanks for help in advance. hers my logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:37:11 PM, on 4/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Bluetooth\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\JWPEN.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exec:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Sims\Applicatio... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Pop Up Virus

Hello Simzlol and welcome to BleepingComputer,1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDoubleclick mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed... Read more

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Hi ive been having this virus on my internet explorer where its telling me to get spyware and stuff. everytime i startup IE the homepage is the virus thing. and in my toolbar occasionally it has a popup saying i have a virus. Please help.

MY Hijackthis
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:39:40 PM, on 8/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Video ActiveX Access\iesmn.exe
C:\Program Files\Video ActiveX Access\imsmain.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Video ActiveX Access\imsmn.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Video ActiveX Access\iesmin.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
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A:Internet Explorer Virus

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Dell has helped me run several checks on my laptop hardware to see it is the source of my problem. All scans came back clean, suggesting that I have a problem with Internet Explorer itself. My computer shows that it is online and connected, but the browser is not functioning, despite several checks and manipulations of the settings. It was suggested to me that the problem is possibly a virus or trojan. I have already run several adaware scans, which have not turned up much, but I can't get through an entire Mcafee virus scan, despite letting it run overnight! I'm sure that I need to beef up security on my computer, but I can't download any new anti-virus definitions as long as I can't open my browser. I am sending this message from a work computer. Is there any way to correct this problem without backing up my whole computer and re-installing XP?

Thank You for your help.

A:Internet Explorer virus?

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lately for the past week i have been dealing with a virus that has been giving me ads and clogging up some memory on my comp. it usually opens up when i run internet explorer and sometimes when IE isnt open. it always opens up another iexplore.exe whenever it opens. i have run many different scans(AVG, Housecall, Panda) in safe mode and normal boot mode and the scan removes the virus but it is still popping up after the scans. the virus is called eCJ8fWD5.exe and its a Trojan horse Generic10.AOWW. i think i know why it keeps coming back after it gets removed. theres also 4 other things detected that are related to my network adapter drivers. when they get removed by the antivirus, my internet doesnt work and it says there are no active network adapters found. is there any way to remove the virus/fix my network drivers? thanks for the help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:25:10 PM, on 7/6/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Virus

Hello jvo,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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Hello everyone. I'm having a problem in my notebook and i need help. All the programs in the notebook open with Internet Explorer and they are Internet Explorer format(LNK). I saw that the core of the problem is a virus. Someone had the ame problem as I? If someone could help, i appreciate it.Olá pessoal. Estou com um problema. Tenho um notebook em que todos os programas nele estão em formato de Internet Explorer(se não me engano LNK, algo assim). Penso que só pode ser algum vírus. Alguém já passou pela mesma situação? Se puder ajudar, eu agradeço. Emoticon unsure

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Hey Guys,

Ok, hopefully someone has encountered this problem. The problem is mainly with IE. When I open up IE, it displays fine. When I'm typing in the search box, the Cap Locks automatically come on. The light on the keyboard for Caps doesn't come on but I'm typing in upper case during the sentence. Also, while I'm typing - the window deactivates - - meaning the blue bar at the top of IE window is now gray where I have to click on it to activate that window. This happens all the time. It seems to be some kind of virus but how to remove it is the problem. To see if this fixes the problem, i upgraded from 2000 to XP but same problem. I also tried Ad-Ware and it keeps removing these things but the problem persists. I tried the online free McCafee virus scan but it did not find anything. Also, at tims I get a message saying, IE cannot open this website, operation aborted where the website is in the background. Anyone help!?!

A:Internet Explorer Virus?

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So my friend dropped off his laptop which seems to have some sort of horrible virus on it. Everytime you open internet explorer it closes after around 8 seconds, sometimes if your lucky enough to type something in the address bar another instance of internet explorer will open and both will freeze.

I've disabled everything at startup via msconfig > startup , disabled all add-ons, disable third party stuff, cleared all temp files still to no avail.

In the processes tab of task manager theres always this wierd random filename, like f84thg38gy39.exe :\

Now here's the really annoying thing, in safe mode i go to open internet explorer, I get happy because it doesn't close, but when i search something in google / visit a website it freezes and another internet explorer opens and freezes. I look at processes and see that random filename, still in safe mode

Now I cant download anything like firefox / anti virus because IE wont work, im typing this from my other PC.

Any ideas!?!?!?!?

A:Internet Explorer Virus

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Last nite in the middle of something, a screen opened up that said that Internet Explorer has detected 4 viruses on my computer that could destroy my machine.
There was a "click here to fix" button. I look the page over and figure it for total rubbish and try to close it out..
It would not close. Everytime I hit the red x, a small window opened up saying are you sure you want to cancel?
I finally had to shut down to get that page to go away. I rebooted and did a complete malwares scan. There was no problem...
The list of viruses it said I had were:

trojan horse IRC/backdoor.sdbot4.FRV

I went to file search and typed in those files and nothing came up...

I imagine that if I had clicked on "FIX" - then I would have gotten the viruses..

A:Internet Explorer virus?? Anyone else?

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I opened firefox and got on NijaVideo.net. After I exited out, McAfee told me I had a Trojan, which I removed. Later I had two pop ups from Internet explorer to some software download website asking for my information. Help.

A:Virus help with internet explorer pop up

McAfee is constantly telling me about this trojan and this is what it is saying:

McAfee has automatically blocked and quarantined an infected file on your computer. You can restore quarantined files from the Restore pane in SecurityCenter.
About this Trojan
Detected: FakeAlert-SpyPro.gen.g (Trojan)
Quarantined From: C:\Users\Jacob\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\9MB7CQKB\video[1].exe
Trojans appear as legitimate programs but can damage valuable files, disrupt performance, and allow unauthorized access to your computer.


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I wonder if I have a virus? It seems IE is a virus. I have certain thing locking up on my system. Attached is a process detector.

I get a near lock up freeze at times with IE, and a Ctl+ALT+Del brings up the list of running programs, one of which is listed as <unknown>

What is this

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:44:36 PM, on 9/13/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\... Read more

A:<unknown> Internet explorer and virus?

I don't see anything in the Scanlog or Process Explorer which is not normal or legitimate.

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OK so I am battling an autoimmune disease and asked my son to get some directions to a new doc I am supposed to see. Not sure what he did, he said he clicked on a direction site, but anyway now when I open explorer it puts up a warning page saying i have
to call Microsoft to get my computer fixed. I was able to use chrome to get my doctor directions, but I have a lot of sites saved on explorer and would like to fix it. Please make your directions simple because my 14 year old son is most likely to be the one
doing this. Thank you anyone who can help us. 

Sorry I ran mcafe antivirus software, but it did not fix. Sorry to add extra.

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My IE has been hijacked by a virus that inserts links to porn at the top and below everything i click on

A:Solved: Internet explorer virus

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Hello,Thank you for being available to help solve my virus problem.I believe that the problem started when I tried installing an unidentified DVD codec.Now, I get IE7 popups every minute or so. The popups don't start until about 10 minutes after I restart the computer. I do not use IE... anymore. I use Firefox.I ran all of the step-by-step instructions in the document "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log, Instructions for receiving help in cleaning your computer" sent to me by 'Grinler' in response for my earlier incorrect hijack-post - I am sorry for that - I hadn't found this topic or instructions at that time. I already use many of the tools such as adaware, spybot, hijackthis, and some of the online scans such housecall. However, I followed the document to the letter and ran (or reran) all of the suggestions.Of interesting note, BitDefender was not able to disinfect or delete two threats, both relating to adivioCodec => Instyler Module 0 and 1, update failed on 'Instyler o'. And, ActiveScan found one dll and a dozen or so cookies. I deleted the dll: "ras.dll", but I did not remove the cookies.I have pasted both the HijackThis and ActiveScan logs below. I also attached them to this thread. I am sorry if the redundant information is incorrect.I hope this is everything you need to fix my computer. And once again, I appreciate your help and advice. Thank you very much. - Sincerely, David Manpearl======= HijackThis Log St... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Popup Virus

Hello David,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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i keep getting internet explorer webpage redirections instead of the main page im trying to get to first...i have to close out of the advertisement page to get to the page i originally wanted to get to...i have ran and updated my virus programs and have taken off what viruses i could find but there is still something going on in order for me to keep getting these annoyances..please help me get this virus off my computer


A:Help! Internet Explorer is redirecting/Virus??

It may be the page itself that is doing the ads and redirecting. Does this happen with all sites?

If you feel that you have a virus go to this link and run two or three online scans.

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I am not sure why but every time I open IE it locks up. I have posted by HJT log, and would most appreciate your suggestions on how to resolve this problem.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:45:22 PM, on 4/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\ProgramData\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\IE\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec NCO BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program F... Read more

A:Internet Explorer virus problem?

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I saw this virus on my mums computer a year ago and it broke the computer over time.
Now I have it.
It started when I stupidly downloaded a.. crack for fruity loops. (I was tired and stupid).

Every 10 minutes or so, it autospawns an internet explorer with a random site.

If I google virus, it redirects to a random site such as ebay or 'click here to verify you are human' (which is fake).

It turned off my system restore and windows security center.
I found a windows file called amyzia.exe which was edited around the time of the download I think it's part of the virus I dnt want to delete it because it says something about windows certificate activateion or something. I googled it but it came up as no results, maybe the virus blocks it or it is non existant on other pcs.

I am running win 7, im scared it will kill and completelly slow like my mums computer.

I want to act fast, I am running Avira system scan. It found nothing in the files I downloaded (which I instantly deleted and deleted from recycle bin when realising). And found nothing in Amyzia.exe but im suspicious.

HELP!!!! PLEASE it's a new coputer I bought I dont want to waste all the money.

I think its possible to reinstall windows but keep the key, would that help? Would reformatting work? I don't mind losing so many files as I can redownload many but I just dont want a virus! IS there a way to completelly start fresh with the same windows key activation?

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A:BAD Internet explorer popup VIRUS

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locked out of internet explorer by virus

A:locked out of internet explorer by virus

For Virus issues Please follow the below steps:
    Go to the malware forum on our site.  You do this by first going here, to read how to post and where, what and when.
    Then follow the post link to post to our virus forum.
    Please wait, do not do anything to your computer unless a forum, Malware expert, or Moderator tells you too.
    They will make sure your computer has no virus, malware on it, and help you secure your computer.
Good luck and please stick with the antivirus experts, they help a lot of people, and it can take a few days to get to you, but they are as good as it gets.

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Hi TS Guys & Gals,

I'd like to know if it's possible to block ONE specific advertiser's pop-ups. For the past weeks I can't be on the Internet without having these advertisements pop up EVERY 10-12 minutes, whatever I am doing.
At the same time a little sign rears its ugly head bottom right on the screen, saying: Ad served by Surfing Software. (How proud they must be!)

I have placed the pointer on one of the ads' address and taken a screenshot. Now - if I manage to attach it - I don't know if it will help.

Believe me: I HAVE browsed through threads I thought might help but - being a Dummy - I was totally bowled over: they don't exclusively use monosyllables....

When you dry your tears of exasperation or laughter, please HELP.

Be happy,

Lady G

There is no screenshot attached (there goes my last shred of dignity and self-confidence.......

Upload ErrorsAd served by SurfingSoftware.bmp:
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A:Internet Explorer VIRUS or CANCER

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I'm running Windows XP (Home) on my laptop. Suddenly, I can't launch Internet Explorer (and even though I can sign onto AOL, as soon as I try to click on a link or anything else it freezes up). I'm suspecting this is residual damage from a virus because when I ran my virus program (Avast) it said it detected a worm (Win32ybac, which I searched for into on and found nothing) I was unable to save it to the chest (which I guess is quarantining it) so I deleted it. After running Norton (from another computer on my home network) and Avast (as well as McAfee) I haven't found any traces of virus. When I try to launch IE I get the box that says IE encountered a problem and needs to close. Send Report, etc. If I go to my Start menu and click on Update Windows, it launches IE and I can go anywhere I want. Of interest is: during the past week I've experienced my IE spontaneously closing on me a couple of times, my Avast won't connect to automatically update, and when starting my computer I've gotten the following message a few times: alg.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read". Click OK to terminate the program.

I did see some things on-line suggesting that the alg.exe can be affected by viruses and worms, and the registry could be affected.

In the process of trying to solve this I have updated and run my Ad-Aware, Spybot, PC Bugdoctor, sy... Read more

A:Internet Explorer won't launch-Virus?

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I have just discovered my Internet Explorer has been invaded by a virus. Going to Internet Options/Security/Restricted section and pressing the 'Sites' button I now have a long (and growing!) list of rather nasty looking sites. With a lot of patience I managed to delete the majority, but a stubborn few still remain. (Moreover the list seems to start growing again the next time I surf) . Hitherto this section has always been empty of entries. I will be extremely grateful if anyone can suggest a remedy that might cleanse my system again.
I suppose I have been lucky up to now and not experienced this problem before, so dont really know where to start. All I have tried is running Spybot (and I have AVG and Zone Alarm Firewall installed) but it hasn't made any difference.
John B

A:Solved: Internet Explorer virus

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Dear Community

I have a problem with my Windows XP Internet Explorer:
Everytime when I searched something with e.g. Google and then click on one of the findings a different website (kind of another search engine) and a pop-up window is opened. So, I guess my IE is infected. I run already a full scan EWIDO ant spyware scan with "no findings".

Can somebody help me please ??

I attach here my HijackThis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:14:46 AM, on 5/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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A:Internet Explorer (windows XP) got a Virus !

Hello Amal and welcome to TSF.

Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:


Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts.
You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.
Once the desktop loads post the text that will open (report.txt) and a new Hijackthis log in the forum please.


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The "Windows XP Security 2012" faker virus showed up on my computer last Sunday (1/15/2012). No one clicked on anything and we closed the window without clicking on it (task manager closed it). I couldn't open any programs so I rebooted in safe mode and did a system restore that allowed me to resume using my computer. However, it was immediately apparent that I had been infected by an Internet Explorer redirector virus. Actually, it seems to have affected firefox and chrome as well. I immediately unplugged my computer from the internet and began some cleaning activities to include increasing my IE security settings, removing all cookies and IE cash. Then I reviewed that they were gone using windows file explorer. By the time I was able to get into file explorer (a few seconds) a lot of stuff was already back in my cookies directory. So I manually deleted all of that. I continued to look around and saw additional IE cookie and cash directories such as in \documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\temporary interenet files\. I also noted that task manager showed 100% cpu usage by ping.exe while I was unplugged from the internet.

Then I plugged back into the internet and saw ping.exe drop to 0% in about 15-20 seconds but svchost.exe began running the Windows Audio, background intelligent transfer service, crypto. . . etc. beginning activity. This looks like the .NET framework being used to bring in files without openn... Read more

A:Internet Explorer redirect virus

Do you have another computer that you can use to download programs and then transfer to the infected PC as you should leave it disconnected from the internet for now.Please run the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTPlease download aswMBR to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itWhen asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well

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Hi, i think my computer is infected with some virus, it started with google webpage giving errors and now multiple unwanted websites open on its own. Also my winamp and media player don't although i tried installing and unistalling them. I followed the instructions given on the online scan page i.e 5 Step Process, but because of the problems in IE, after the scanning, when i click "see report", it gives error and IE closes on its own. The pandascan thing doesn't work in firefox also for me to get the online report

A:Internet Explorer Problems - Virus

Hi suchi12,

We will skip the Panda scan for now.


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Download combofix from here

**Save it directly to your desktop**

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

A log will be produced that will ultimately be named C:\ComboFix.txt I'll need that in your next reply


Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
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Hi guys,

I've been posting to this board for a few years now, and it's easily one of the most invaluable sources of advice and fixes on the web. So thank you for that.

Today, I seem to have been struck by a very annoying, and potentially hazardous virus. I did some research on it, and I think this may be what I have: http://monster-island.org/tinashumor/humor/ievirus.html

Here are my symptoms:

- Random pop-ups for places like Circuit City. (in emails and on browsers)
- A random full page IE window will pop up, for some ad.
- The IE "Turn Auto-Phising On/Off" prompt window pops up.
- A McAfee Site Advisory for a caught Trojan just popped up while I was typing this, then vanished before I could read it.
- JUST NOW, while I'm typing this sentence, another McAfee Site Advisor pop-up appeared. It says, "In our tests, we found downloads on this site that some people consider adware, spyware, or other potentially unwanted programs." It then gives me two checkbox options. The first says, "Report this download to McAfee. The other says, "Never warn on this site." I am then given the option to check one or both of those, and then below that are two buttons. NO, CANCEL, or YES, CONTINUE.
This popped up the other day too, on a very safe site I visit all the time, and I just click the 'x' in the top right corner to remove the pop-up. (had to do it twice)
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A:New Internet Explorer SPAM Virus - Help!


Sorry to do that, but I've tried everything and this Malware / Virus won't go away. I ran an AVG scan, and then a Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware scan (twice) yesterday, and it seemed to stop from that point on. Until this morning when it returned with a vengeance.

Can anyone help?

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After booting my Compac notebook running XP it seems to come up fine. However, when I open a webpage and try to click on something I get nothing. It's like the mouse doesn't work. I have connected a known good external mouse but same problem. Any ideas?

A:Internet Explorer Problem or Virus?

Hi, Welcome to TSG!! Let's check for a virus.
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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Mod Edit: Moved to Am I Infected from Win 7 ~~boopme
Hi all,
Whenever I start IE and I try to type anything into the search box, I am immediately redirected to a site prompting a download for "Media Downloader". I can't find anything in programs that's related to this. I have no other browsers.
Please help!!

A:Internet Explorer is infected with a virus

Download Adwcleaner by Xplode from here.Click on Adwcleaner and hit the Scan button and will begin to search for PUP and malicious files. Once finished click the Clean button.Copy and paste the log on your next reply. Scan for Malware using free MalwarebytesInstall then run a quick scan only after updating to the latest definition. Uncheck the trial pro version on setup and remove any found threats after running quick scan. Please post also the result. To clear your cache files, download free CcleanerIgnore the Registry feature of Ccleaner as it is not recommended or needed.

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The problems started when I tried to update Firefox. Firefox installed, with no indication of a problem. I then went to run it and noticed that all the links and shortcuts to it had disappeared. I opened IE to download it again and found that while it goes through all the motions of downloading and installing, the Mozilla folder has nothing executable inside of it. (Yes, all of those folders are empty.)I've also tried downloading Chrome with the same results.I'm also finding that anything I install instantly vanishes. Though, vanishes isn't really the right word- more like was never there in the first place.I cannot do a system restore.I cannot delete certain files.I can only run IE.I cannot open many of my game files.I have run Spybot, but my computer will not quarintine the files.I have a hijack this log if this will help you to help me.I know that the rule is one problem per post, but I'm pretty sure all of these problems have the same origin.Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Firefox/Internet explorer virus?

Hello, sherrie, I fel with this infection that yes the HJT log is needed along with DDS and GMER if you can provide them.This may help you see your files.Please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Don't forhet your HJT>Let me know if that went well.

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I have a virus, which is not a serious one just an annoying one.
It plays ads at random times, which can get quite aggravating. I checked my processes when an ad was playing, and I have realized it runs using Internet Explorer. Is there anyway I can fix this?

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Virus Working Through Internet Explorer

Any help?

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