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Browser Hijacked

by indianpoint / November 15, 2004 1:11 PM PST

Need help with my browser.It has been hijack and has made my homepage go to blank.Also when i open my browser i can't type in where i want to go or do a search it freezes up sometimes.Can anyone help me with this??? I have downloaded Spyware Doctor and also Adware6...These haven't helped any.Called a computer place and they advised me to reformat my hard drive.I don't want to do this because of all the important things i have on my computer..Please Help Me..Think I'm losing it...

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Re: Browser Hijacked
by Wellander / November 15, 2004 2:45 PM PST
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Use Mozilla App suite.

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Re: Browser Hijacked
by Kees Bakker / November 15, 2004 7:47 PM PST
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Things to try (I wouldn't leave this on your machine, even if you decide to turn to Mozilla as an alternative browser):
- run spybot and
- go to the Viruses forum and tell more; if it's the about:blank virus they might be able to you how to get rid of it (it's a nasty one)

If both of the above fail you can delete the windows folder and the program files folder (from MS-DOS), and then reinstall Windows, provided you have a Windows 98 CD and all drivers. That leaves your data intact. But it's a last resort.

And a good advice: think about a backup scheme. If you don't lose your 'important things' due to a virus, you will lose them (somewhere in the future, might be tomorrow) due to the hard disk failure. It's a good idea to spend a few bucks and buy a cd- or dvd-burner to copy your things to.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Browser Hijacked
by skippyd333 / November 15, 2004 7:58 PM PST
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