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How to prevent home page hijacking

Posted on 2004-04-20
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I have some PCs at work, and the users complain to me that after visiting certain sites, their IE homepage gets hijacked.  Even if I set the browser security settings to high, this still happens.  I tried to get rid of the problem using Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware -didn't work.

The hijacker site is

http://best-search.cc/index.php?v=6&aff=3105571

Is there a registry setting I can change, or something I can do to prevent this from ever happening?
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Question by:AsenathWaite
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sunray_2003 earned 125 total points
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Use spybot ,ad-ware ,CWshredder and post the log from Hijackthis here

After installing them, First Update them and then run

Spyware/Adware removal tools:
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What is spyware : http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html

SpyBot-S&D : http://www.safer-networking.org/

Ad-aware : http://www.webattack.com/download/dladaware.shtml 

CWShredder: http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml

HijackThis : http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html 
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by:LucF
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Hi AsenathWaite,

This is what you're looking for:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html

To get rid of it:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe

How do I prevent it from happening again?
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html#byteverify

Greetings,

LucF
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