errorplace.com is taking of ie browser

I need to remove errorplace.com. My ie browser is being redirected to errorplace.com
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello dspencer821 =)

First use msconfig to untick unwanted progrmas as described here >> http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
Then Download these tools and install them:
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AdAware ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/adaware.html
SpyBot  ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spybot.html
CoolWebShredder ==> http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml
Stinger ==> http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger
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Turn off ur System Restore before cleaning the system if its WinME\XP >> http://www.pchell.com/virus/systemrestore.shtml
Then Run all of them one by one in safemode and delete everything they detect.
Then delete the temporary internet files and history of IE
and run Disk Cleanup on ur hard drive to delete those temp and junk files.
Restart back in Normal Mode to check for the problems now ?? :)

If still the problem, then Download HijackThis v1.98.2 from here, run it and Save the LOG file:
http://tools.radiosplace.com/HijackThis.exe

Then Post that log at this site >> http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
and it will automatically analyse it for u,,, Fix the entries which it labels as Nasty :)
To Fix, check the lines in Hijackthis scan and click on Fix Checked !!

HJT Log Tutoriol >> http://aumha.org/a/hjttutor.php

CAUTION: Before fixing the entries in hijackthis, make sure that they are really Nasty and can be deleted, better u first research for it on Google and then when u will confirm that they shud be deleted, Fix them. And whenever u run Hijackthis, run it from a New folder on ur desktop, so that in case of any problem, u can take advantages of its created backups of fixed items. And in case if u still face problems in dealing with it, just analyse ur log at the above site, and then scroll down where u will see a Save Analyse button, hit it and it will save ur Log Analysation, then copy the link of that page and paste it here, and we will check it for u :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
I am no longer being redirected to errorplace.com, however any site entered in the browser can not be found now.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
getting any page cannot be displayed error ?? if yes then what OS are you using ??
can i have a look at the log file fro hijackthis ??
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dspencer821Author Commented:
Internet Explorer could not open the search page.

This is the error message that is being returned from the browser.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
that means IE still has problems..... can you plzz run hijackthis scan, and then can either use the analyser site to save the log or directly post here if you cannot use hijackthis analyser website!
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dspencer821Author Commented:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:00:25 PM, on 11/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2149 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2149)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\David\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com/
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\01.01.1601.0\en-us\msntb.dll
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aida] C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\ttuh.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {7ED7005B-4AF6-4CFF-9AE0-F243C4B8260F} (HouseCallButton.setup) - http://de.trendmicro-europe.com/file_downloads/common/housecall/HouseCallButton.CAB
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab

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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Ok its clean except this one >> O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aida] C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\ttuh.exe
So plz fix it and then delete this file manually also !!

then make sure that in IE>Tools>Intenret Options>Connection..... your intenret connection is selected as default one and you are using any proxies, they are inserted correctly!
If still no luck then Try running this Winsock Repair for XP >> http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
Restart and now check if same problem! :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
I'm still having the same problem.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Try running this tool >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
How are you connecting to internet ?? Can it be worked in Safemode with Networking ??
Also plzz try creating a new user account and check there if same issue ??
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dspencer821Author Commented:
I am able to connect to the internet in safe mode. I connect with a dsl line.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> I am able to connect to the internet in safe mode. I connect with a dsl line.
that's good :)
means in normal mode there is a problem with some background service or application, so try this,
in normal mode make sure that the SP2 firewall is disabled, and then Goto Start>Run>msconfig>Startup, and click on Disable All
now goto Services section, and tick Hide Microsoft Services
and now untick all those third party services
restart and now try to connect to intenret for just one minute to check if same error ??
if NO then u can re-enable each application\service at a time to trace out the culprit one !! :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
how do you disable the sp2 firewall in windows
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
read here :)

How to turn off the Windows Firewall in WinXP Sp2
http://www.utmem.edu/helpdesk/sp2/sp2firewall.htm
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dspencer821Author Commented:
the firewall was turned off. the changes were made to msconfig. still cannot connect to the internet.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
and it still runs in safemode ?? if yes then in msconfig>Services section is the Security Center service checked ??
if Yes then untick it and then try in normal mode!
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dspencer821Author Commented:
ie still works in safe mode.

i did uncheck security center and rebooted in normal mode.

still can not connect to the internet. i get page cannot be displayed.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
You are using one account both in safemode and normal mode...or using your personal one in normal mode and Administrator in saefmode ??
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dspencer821Author Commented:
i'm using one account in both safemode and normal mode.

i'm using a seperate pc to send the emails to you.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
wait.... are you using Norton ??
and has this O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aida] C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\ttuh.exe gone now ??
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
and when you say that internet is not working, does this mean that only IE not working or no intenret applciation can connect ??
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dspencer821Author Commented:
i'm am using norton and O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aida] C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\ttuh.exe was removed.

ie is not able to connect to any sites.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
then plzz uninstall Norton..... and then check!

>> ie is not able to connect to any sites.
i know ie is not working. i was just about the other programs like msn or any other browser can connect or not :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
microsoft outlook works fine.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
hmmmmm ok uninstall Norton, restart and then from command promot, type this line >> netsh winsock reset catalog
hit enter, let it to finish, restart again and now check if IE has started working again or not, once you get it working, you can reinstall Norton back! :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
it's working now.

what settings should i have in msconfig now that ie is working?
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dspencer821Author Commented:
now that it is working should i turn windows fire wall back on?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
nothing just put the Antivirus and Firewall services enabled back in both Services and Startup sections.... and if you need any other program to start at startup, then enable it too :)
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> now that it is working should i turn windows fire wall back on?
yeah sure..... i think the problem was Norton! :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
thank you for patience and persistence.

can you recommend a virus protection for the internet?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
I use and trust Mcafee... after that Trend Micro is the best and if you prefer the free one then Grisoft AVG is excellent! :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
in services should i check security center?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> in services should i check security center?
yeah sure :)
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dspencer821Author Commented:
everything seems to be working fine now. again thanks for all you help.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
great.... :)

and now as the problem has solved, you can close this question, as you can see the Accept button infront of each comment which you got, you have to hit the button for that comment which solved your problem, and then assign a grade according to the quality of help you got,,, that's all :)
for more info. on how to close a Question, plzz refer here >> http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5

Thanx & Cheers ^_^
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