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Postby augie » Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:55 am

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Postby Mac33 » Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:33 am

I got it augie, and i liked the 'Don' comment. After all, technically Jim is our Don ...lol he looks after us with no questions asked, and if anyone crosses him......beware....lol. I loved that movie. :lol: :yesnod: :cool:
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby McBlzr » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:03 am

My IE & my Firefox browsers in WinXP Pro SP3 have been hijacked. I have tried SpySweeper, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, BulletProof Spyware Remover. I have tried in normal mode as admin & in safe mode as admin. Even after re-booting my browsers get re-directed to like travel ad sites, or info.com, etc.

I can't even go to Major Geeks with out being re-directed. I looked at HiJack This, but I don't think I understand it well enough to change things.

Never had this happen before, until I let my 20 year old Step_son use my computer for 20 minutes. :-x
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby yeshuas » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:12 am

Have you tried a system restore
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby McBlzr » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:16 am

Not yet, afraid I might loose too much data & other stored info & settings.
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby yeshuas » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:31 am

McBlzr wrote:Not yet, afraid I might loose too much data & other stored info & settings.

I don't mean to re-install, I mean to restore to an ealier point and time
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... store.mspx
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby McBlzr » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:09 am

I just tried MalwareBytes. Looks like it may have cleaned up both browser problems. Thanks for the help & the tip on restore point by m$. :notworthy
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby yeshuas » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:39 am

Glad to hear you got it straightened out ^*^
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby kd1966 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:28 pm

Also remember that System Restore does NOT alter/remove/otherwise mess with data - it only deals with system files........... now if you installed an APPLICATION, that is different, as it would be affected, but not any data you saved using the application.
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Re: Browser Hijacking

Postby JoukoRislakki » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:22 pm

kd1966 wrote:Also remember that System Restore does NOT alter/remove/otherwise mess with data - it only deals with system files........... now if you installed an APPLICATION, that is different, as it would be affected, but not any data you saved using the application.


yes this is true. here is a quote from MS
When you use System Restore, you can revert to a saved state without losing personal data including Word documents, e-mail settings and messages, and your Internet favorites list. System Restore won't lose any data you have stored in the My Documents, My Pictures, or My Music folders either.
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