IE auto-launches sites

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namsilat

Whenever I use Windows or Microsoft Update, IE opens up another IE
window and launches to some junk sites. If I surf to any other web
sites, then this doesn't occur. I have already set up block pop-up
windows at highest level in IE, and searched my system for trojans.
Where could information to launch these junk sites be stored in IE?
 
R

Rock

Whenever I use Windows or Microsoft Update, IE opens up another IE
window and launches to some junk sites. If I surf to any other web
sites, then this doesn't occur. I have already set up block pop-up
windows at highest level in IE, and searched my system for trojans.
Where could information to launch these junk sites be stored in IE?

THE PARASITE FIGHT
Finding, Removing & Protecting Yourself From Scumware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

Richard Harper's Guide to Cleaning Pests
http://rgharper.mvps.org/cleanit.htm

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

PC Hell Spyware and Adware Removal Help
http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml

http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
 
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namsilat

I tried about ten various programs, between anti-spyware such as
Spybot and Spyblaster, to anti-malcious software like Ewido and
Windows Defender, to antiviral program like Symantec antivirus, and
HijackThis. It's detected nothing in safe mode. The sites are launched
ONLY when I open Windows or Microsoft Update. It doesn't happen with
anything else. These web links must be kept somewhere in IE in order
to be launched. Is there other places I should be checking in the
system?
 
M

Malke

namsilat said:
I tried about ten various programs, between anti-spyware such as
Spybot and Spyblaster, to anti-malcious software like Ewido and
Windows Defender, to antiviral program like Symantec antivirus, and
HijackThis. It's detected nothing in safe mode. The sites are launched
ONLY when I open Windows or Microsoft Update. It doesn't happen with
anything else. These web links must be kept somewhere in IE in order
to be launched. Is there other places I should be checking in the
system?

What is the url of your HijackThis log at one of the specialty forums?
Post it so we can take a look. If you ran HJT yourself and did not post
it at one of the forums (not here, please), then you should do so.

http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs_Go_Here-f37.html
http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showforum=170
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7
http://spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/

Malke
 
R

Rock

I tried about ten various programs, between anti-spyware such as
Spybot and Spyblaster, to anti-malcious software like Ewido and
Windows Defender, to antiviral program like Symantec antivirus, and
HijackThis. It's detected nothing in safe mode. The sites are launched
ONLY when I open Windows or Microsoft Update. It doesn't happen with
anything else. These web links must be kept somewhere in IE in order
to be launched. Is there other places I should be checking in the
system?


Did you look in detail at this link:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

Have you run Hijackthis and posted the log to one of the specialty forums -
Not this one?

Forums to Interpret HijackThis Logs:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
 

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