IEsp2 Hijacked & Shut Down


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Guest

Hi.

I have recently been using Mozilla Firefox because my IE so inundated with
spyware stuff I spent more time killing popups etc. so I switched. This was
several months ago. Since, I downloaded Nortion 2005. Then this week, I
noticed I haven't been receivng any automatic updates from Microsoft so I
went into IE (Microsoft wont let you download updates in Mozilla) and as soon
as I opened IE, it went to this page:
http://web.okbbmxntvsanenactuaentiz.com/Jqolw85CQ129C275Jgh0bUFNwCdv1PhhjSaGZS5tXjY.html
then flipped to this page: http://search200.com/ ... then locked down on
that page and cannot access any web site. It's like the browser has been
locked in a vacuum ... totally shut down.

Thought I'd check the Internet Options and discovered General-Home Page is
locked (with a shaded screen) on the
http://web.okbbmxntvsanenactuaentiz.com/Jqolw85CQ129C275Jgh0bUFNwCdv1PhhjSaGZS5tXjY.html URL.

Can anyone tell me what has happened ... how can I uninstall IE so I can
reinstall it ... or is my system completely hijacked? Of course, since
Microsoft will only communicate with IE (and not Mozilla ... which I'm using
now to post this) I feel completely shut off from Microsoft.

Thanks!
 
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Jon Kennedy

Reinstalling IE won't fix your system if it's infected with malware/spyware.
Use Ad-Aware and/or Spybot Search & Destroy to remove it.

Ad-Aware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
Spybot: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Good sites on how to install and use Spybot -
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/tutorial/index.html
http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php

Also download a winsock repair tool, to have just in case cleaning up
anything found breaks it -

Winsock repair tools:
LSPFix- all versions of Windows http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.zip
Winsock2 Fix- Win98, ME
http://www.bu.edu/pcsc/internetaccess/winsock2fix.html
LavaSoft- all versions of Windows-
http://digital-solutions.co.uk/lavasoft/whndnfix.zip

More information here:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/Darnit.html
http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/ - runs a little script when loading page to
check for common parasites

If no joy, in IE go to Tools...Internet Options...Advanced tab, Browsing
section, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions", click Apply, click
Okay, reboot. If that solves your problem, then more troubleshooting is
needed to find out exactly which program, or Browser Helper Object (BHO) is
causing this problem. You don't want to leave it at that, as some BHOs are
useful or necessary - like Adobe Acrobat for reading .pdf files or an
essential component of Norton AV. Get BHODemon -
http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm - read all about BHOs.
Disable all items, and then gradually replace one or two at a time to narrow
down the culprit.

Or if you have IE 6 SP-2 you can do this within the browser:
How to manage Internet Explorer add-ons in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;883256

If all the above fails, then the problem could be something new that the
spyware cleaners above don't have in their databases yet. In that case....
HijackThis direct download:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip
Tutorial on how to use HijackThis:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/htlogtutorial.html
Then post it's output log to the forum here for analysis and feedback by the
parasite experts:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
Or the other HijackThis Logs forums listed here:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/forums.html

Or try this program to get some of the most nasty malware:
CWShredder direct download:
http://aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip

An alternate resource for all of this and more:
http://www.aumha.org/secure.htm
 
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siljaline

ClarkW2 said:
Hi.

I have recently been using Mozilla Firefox because my IE so inundated with
spyware stuff I spent more time killing popups etc. so I switched. This was
several months ago. Since, I downloaded Nortion 2005. Then this week, I
noticed I haven't been receivng any automatic updates from Microsoft so I
went into IE (Microsoft wont let you download updates in Mozilla) and as soon
as I opened IE, it went to this page:
hxxp://web.okbbmxntvsanenactuaentiz.com/Jqolw85CQ129C275Jgh0bUFNwCdv1PhhjSaGZS5tXjY.html
then flipped to this page: http://search200.com/ ... then locked down on
that page and cannot access any web site. It's like the browser has been
locked in a vacuum ... totally shut down.

Thought I'd check the Internet Options and discovered General-Home Page is
locked (with a shaded screen) on the
hxxp://web.okbbmxntvsanenactuaentiz.com/Jqolw85CQ129C275Jgh0bUFNwCdv1PhhjSaGZS5tXjY.html
URL.

Can anyone tell me what has happened ... how can I uninstall IE so I can
reinstall it ... or is my system completely hijacked? Of course, since
Microsoft will only communicate with IE (and not Mozilla ... which I'm using
now to post this) I feel completely shut off from Microsoft.
## Help with Hijackware ##
*All* MVP Sites.
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/Darnit.htm
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

Silj

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siljaline

MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) & Security, AH-VSOP
_________________________________________
Security Tools Updates
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=31

(Reply to group, as return address
is invalid - that we may all benefit)
 

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