Internet Explorer on Win 7 won't open after malware removed
Posted on 2014-09-04
Have a Windows 7 PC.
Tried to remove some annoying pop ups, and other with Malwarebytes.
It found several instances of malware but didn't remove the popups.
Ran Hitman Pro which has helped in the past when this happens.
Now IE won't open.
It opens in Safe Mode
Tried to open without third party extensions.
Just get a spinning comet for a second then nothing.
The main icon for IE in the Start Menu was changed to shortcut to a different page. I copied the iexplore.exe to the start menu.
Hitman found 2 proxy servers.
Wajam was one of the programs that was removed.
all of the instances in the history of both scans reveal PUP in the description.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.