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i am working with win98. in internet explorer, after each reboot my homepage changes from about blank to an porn site. an script runs after each reboot. i have unchecked all my startup programmes even then i am not able to getrid of this vulnerability. can anyone help me.
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by:sramesh2k
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Download AdAware and eliminate the spyware or browser hijackers.

www.lavasoftusa.com has the free version download.
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by:jvuz
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Also install an AV. This one is free:
http://www.avast.com/avast4/home_ed.html
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by:slink9
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You can check for viruses for free at http://housecall.antivirus.com
You can also try SpyBot for spyware detection - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
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by:dxf224
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If above advice doesn't work check out this site http://gmpservicesinc.com/articles/hijack.asp  particularly the links from S Hardmeier.

You might try doing a google search using the name of the porn site and hijacking /home page/etc. to track down the bad guys and use a specific solution.
 


 
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A link with specific solutions:http://www.cexx.org/adware.htm
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by:gonzal13
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Have you tried to go to Tools/ options in IE and enter a URL like www.google.com? Sometimes a program takes over your initial page when you go to IE>
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by:MrAlaska
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AdAware, as mentioned, should get rid of your problem. If not, many people are finding SpyBotSearch&Destroy a useful companion or alternative to AdAware:
http://security.kolla.de/

If you give us the specific URL of the porn page, we can probable give you a specific fix for your case.
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by:slink9
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It would be quite nice to hear from sreeji.
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by:sreeji_vp
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yeah, software is not able to detect the script. no use. i just need to turn of the script which would change the homepage. where is it actually loaded. wht is the registry key.

Also install an AV. This one is free:
http://www.avast.com/avast4/home_ed.html 
this link has an registry key but tht is not working. dont know wht is the problem.
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by:slink9
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Have you tried a virus scan at http://housecall.antivirus.com
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by:sreeji_vp
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i dont hope it a virus, it is an script tht is being run. anyway i checked out the www.trend.com. it is not able to protect it.

sreeji
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