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« on: September 17, 2003, 02:55:44 PM »

I have a problem with internet explorer, I cannot change my home page!!!!!

I had set my home page to google ages ago but over the last week the home page has changed to globalfinder.com. if i look at the url in internet options it is something like http://HTTP://6%7%8%6d% ect.....

if i then change it back to google it will let me but the next time I log on it reverts to globalfinder.com.

I am fairly competent but new to XP, I had (what i thought) changed the offending url's in the registry (after doing a scan) but i dont seem to be able to then save the changes made so the next time I turn my computer on I have the same problem

please help this is driving me nuts
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2003, 03:07:43 PM »

sorry I forgot to mention that I have adaware installed as well and after running that the same thing happens
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2003, 03:27:37 PM »

Hi,

Run MSCONFIG and check the Startup tab. Do you see an entry for "Internat Conf C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bootconf.exe"?

This is a parasite and can be removed by reading http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/cws/
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2003, 03:38:26 PM »

I will try it and let you know

thanks
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2003, 02:52:12 PM »

Hi,

Any luck?
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2003, 07:00:30 PM »

I downloaded the CWshredder and it worked brilliantly

thanks alot

p.s how do you think it may have got on my pc, considering I have zone alarm firewall, I would have thought that should have stopped this sort of thing
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2003, 03:21:08 PM »

Hi,

Glad you got your problem fixed! Grin

A firewall only protects you against someone accessing your system but not installing software over the internet. You got this by accepting a pop-up window that installed the spyware/parasite.
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