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Spybot and Hijacking

by Cletus29 / December 15, 2004 5:31 AM PST

What do I do in Spybot to prevent home page hijacking?
Any risks involved?
What other items in Spybot "Tools" should I be using?

XP Home
256 Ram
2.4 Gig Pent.
Cable internet with AVG, ZA and the usual bakers dozen of anti-malware programs running.

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There are many..
by Donna Buenaventura / December 15, 2004 5:59 AM PST
In reply to: Spybot and Hijacking

To prevent homepage hijacking using Spybot Search & Destroy, use item #2, #4a.

1. Immunized IE - all known bad activex will be blocked. Good addition with SpywareBlaster.

2. Resident SD Helper - will block bad downloader in IE. Example: eZula TopText that re-installs/re-download itself even if it's deleted from Add/Remove Programs

3. Tea-Timer (very great feature but beginners might be confused) - monitors any changes in Toolbar, startups, homepage etc while surfing, uninstalling or installing software. The best way usage for beginners is enable it while surfing. Disable it when installing/uninstalling software or updates.

4. IE Tweaks:
a. Lock the Host file - it helps to prevent hijackers in redirecting IE in unwanted sites

b. Lock IE startpage - if your PC is being used by other person or you (current user only) , they can't change the Startpage if this is enabled.

c. Lock IE control panel - if selected, IE Internet options can't be open by current user (current user only).

5. System Start-up - allow us to disable unnecessary items in Windows Startup if a particular application does not have an option to stop loading during Windows Startup

6. Process List - some services or processes (especially malware that runs background process but hard to kill) can be killed with the help of Process List.

Hope this helps

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(NT) (NT) Many Thanks---I will give them a go.
by Cletus29 / December 15, 2004 6:22 AM PST
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