Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

General discussion

my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight

by ger32 / July 9, 2004 2:52 PM PDT
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
by andrew burston / July 9, 2004 4:21 PM PDT

I had this problem with something called look2me i used bazooka spyware remover to find it and tell me how to remove it and its complety gone know try it and see if that fixes it

Collapse -
Re: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
by Stan Chambers / July 10, 2004 1:16 AM PDT

Try Spybot S & D, free at http://www.pcworld.com
Be sure to update the software after installing.
Click on the globe icon to get updates.
Good Luck

Collapse -
Re: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
by ger32 / July 10, 2004 3:04 AM PDT

I am hoping for a reply from a moderator too.
My Desktop System:
Compaq Presario 4420CA Desktop
Windows XP
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600
Outlook Express 6.0.2600

Collapse -
Re: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 10, 2004 3:57 AM PDT

Try it with cwshredder:

Download cwshredder here Close all browser windows and click on the fix/next button.

Make sure - it is version 1.59.1 - if NOT - UPDATE it via the build-in updater.

Then reboot and use AdAware as described :

If NOT gone -

Please go to http://www.computercops.biz/downloads-file-328.html

and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

Post here:
http://www.computercops.biz/ or

Collapse -
Re: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
by bhwow / September 10, 2004 3:53 PM PDT

BHOdeamon continues to work best for me, it's easy & it's free. Browser Helper Objects - download hidden in other software, take over browsers & can add their own applications which over-ride & change browser settings among other things (BHO's can do literally anything doable by any other application or program on/to your computer-very nasty critters). BHOdeamon will immediately give you a list of all the BHO's on your PC & helpful info on each one is a button click away (they pretty much tell you if its bad or good!). ONE CLICK also gets rid of the bad ones for you. Once installed BHOdeamon protects you from all future BHO's installs - unless you choose otherwise.
[ http://www.definitivesolutions.com/ ] Hope this helps!

Collapse -
Re: my computer is being "hijacked" by searchlight
by mido75 / September 13, 2004 1:51 PM PDT

spybot search and destory as spyware .ad-ware as ware cleaner.
But before using these make sure you clean your memory and your temp file ,cookies ,and objectives under internet options

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?