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I have windows XP and everytime I turn on my computer my home page changes to res://mshp.dll/index.html#10213. I have run a system scan for viruses and nothing came up. I tryed to download hijackthis and when it goes to download, it redirects me to this web page http://search-1.net/cgi/search. I purchased a pop up killer hoping t would stop this page from poping up, no luck. I have something in my computer redirecting it and can not figure it out??
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Question by:cpietrzyk
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by:d_may
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You need CWShredder from Merijn to get rid of this. It's the only thing that will do it:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html

d_may
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by:LeftofCool
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Hi,

This is a CoolWebSearch Homepage Hijacker. Download this tool to remove it: http://www.softpedia.com/public/scripts/downloadhero/10-17-150/ . After running this, download Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3 RC4, which can be found at these respective links:  http://www.lavasoftusa.com and http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail.php3?fid=1043809773 . RC4 is a release candidate which is an advanced beta test. It should run very smoothly. However, if you do encounter problems with Spybot, download version 1.2 here: http://download.com.com/3000-8022-10194058.html?tag=lst-0-3 . Run all these programs in safe mode as well as in regular mode.
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by:sunray_2003
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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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Also take a backup of your registry and then search these registry entries and remove those search1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar

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