browser hijack by tribalfusion?

Posted on 2004-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I just noticed that all my browser was real slow and I couold only get to certain pages...I then noticed that page requests were being filtered to then passed along to my requested page.

System info:
Windows 2000
ZoneAlarm Pro

I updated and ran the following:

Pestpatrol - found and removed tribalfusion cookie
Adaware - found Alexa and removed
HiJackThis - found nothing unusual
Registry Mechanic
Full virus scan with Nortons - nothing
Full virus scan at Trend Micro -nothing

None of the above helped. The sites I do get to look wrong so I looked at source code...all sites I can get to have a javascript src at top for ''.... This code seems to be added to all pages to reference a local javascript file. I searched my system and could not locate the file. Then I search my registry and found references to tribalfusion and that js file. I removed these items but it did not correct the problem. I have looked at my host file and it looks fine haviing just the localhost listing. I am at a loss as to what the problem could be.

I am able to get email, ftp etc. seems to only be affecting browsing.

Any help would be so so greatly appreciated...trying to get work done at night from the affected computer....
Question by:jamesr1411
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    Assisted Solution

    Hello jamesr1411 =)


    I think this code is added by ZoneAlarm to block the pages.... so just try disabling it or to uninstall it to check for the problem !!
    coz sometimes firewall settings gets changed, and uninstalling and reisntalling or restoring the default options can set them back to default values :)
    LVL 1

    Assisted Solution

    get rid of zone alarm!
    Try Giant antispyware. I swear by it!
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    run MWAV to verify that your system is free from threats

    Expert Comment

    Sometimes its the 'value added' items such as popup blocking that cause the problem.
    To do that - additional JS code can be added to your web pages viewed, without your knowledge.
    If your firewall / AV has additional popup blockers, try turning them off

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