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Homepage Hijacker Help
    #2162734 - 12/05/03 09:38 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

How the fuck do you find and get rid of one of these fucking retarded programs!!!

Every programmer who has ever written one of these needs to have his balls smashed in a vice! This fucker keeps changing my homepage and occasionally it spits out a barrage of pop-ups. I found a program to "block" the action but it still prompts me every time it happens. And I don't just want to leave this 'blocking program' running all the time. Can anyone give me an idea of how to find and destroy this obnoxios fucking program?


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2162753 - 12/05/03 09:49 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)



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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: Anno]
    #2163056 - 12/06/03 12:32 AM (13 years, 4 days ago)

That was a good site but it didn't help my situation. Any other ideas?


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2163126 - 12/06/03 01:10 AM (13 years, 4 days ago)

this topic comes up alot. The link that anno provided is a good one.

you need to use spyware blaster as a defense & then scan every once in awhile with spybot and/or adaware 6. be sure to check for their periodic updates. Also, reconsider your use of IE - too many security holes with that piece of shit. read anno's link :thumbup:

   


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2166263 - 12/07/03 12:51 PM (13 years, 3 days ago)

Well, fuck it! I ran several differnt spyware/adware programs and no one could find my problem. So as of this moment I am running on Netscape. Not only is it running problem free at the moment (of course I just installed it) but it seems faster than IE ever was. Hmmmm.....

I have always been stubborn about using IE just because it is tied so tightly to Windows. I know people bitch about Microsoft but to be honest I've never had problems.....until now that is.

Funny thing is that I've been on the internet since '95 and I have never used any anti-virus or protective software of any kind. And I have never had a virus or any program that affected my machine (at least not in any noticable way, and I'm not the kind of guy who is paranoid about privacy). I am just careful about my surfing and downloading habits. And maybe a bit lucky also after 8 years! But my brother is living with me at the moment and he is not only somewhat computer/internet illiterate but he knows nothing about security issues involved with the internet. So it is my own fault for not teaching my good habits to him, but he is the one who picked up this bug for me.

Oh, well. Hopefully Netscape solves my problem. It still bugs the fuck out of me knowing that this obtrusive program is hiding somewhere on my hard drive. Kinda like I just ate half a sandwich and found part of a worm in the other half! I know it won't hurt me but I'm not happy about it!!


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2166619 - 12/07/03 03:45 PM (13 years, 3 days ago)

Did you also run an antivirus program?


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    #2166620 - 12/07/03 03:45 PM (13 years, 3 days ago)

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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: Anno]
    #2167713 - 12/08/03 01:02 AM (13 years, 2 days ago)

Yeah, Norton.  Didn't work. :frown:


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2167728 - 12/08/03 01:13 AM (13 years, 2 days ago)

Just use Mozilla Firebird and you'll never have that problem again.


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2172460 - 12/12/03 08:28 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

check the registry. I have seen it where a registry entry is made in the run key that executes something that resets the homepage to what they want every time you boot. Do a search in the registry for the web address and see what turns up.


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Re: Homepage Hijacker Help [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #2177407 - 12/14/03 07:30 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Find a nice free program called

HijackThis

I had the same problem...Spybot and Adaware couldn't find it but HijackThis did. Good luck, and when you find it read the directions!


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