computer take over

By sabu386
Mar 20, 2007
  1. when i pull up ie explorer a ad program comes up that i can only get rid of if i go to favorites and click on a web page. How do I get rid of the ad program? where do I find it? Tanks
  2. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 260

    Please can you give us some more information and take time to use propper punctuation and spelling. What OS are you using? What is the name of the program. Can you give us a link to the page.
    After this I can start diagnosing your problem.
  3. stindle

    stindle TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Sounds like a Explorer hijacker that has changed your home page. Some of those can be bear to get rid of. But yes a little more info on your system would be good. As for spelling I can figure out what you are saying np hehehe
  4. sabu386

    sabu386 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    computer takeover

    Sometimes we have to do something the last minute of a lunch break. The operating system is windows xp. The program is internet explorer 6.? and the hyjacker appears to be Thanks
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have moved this thread to our Security and the Web forum. I have also deleted your new thread for this problem.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of sabu386 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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