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[Inactive] Help to protect from assistmypc.org

By smk.bluebird
Mar 17, 2010
  1. hi gurus

    eversince my last issues , i had been very cautious on net. but last week i found my browser home page hijacked by website called assistmypc.org. whenever i open the browser for first time the hompage gets automatically re directed to this site.

    i am afraid whether this is any tojan or malware please help me.

    i am using windows xp edition , mozilla browser , nortan 360 security

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    A quick fix is this:
    Control Panel> Internet Options> Security tab> Restricted sites> Sites> type in the following:
    *.assistmypc.org
    Then click on Apply> OK.

    To follow: go through the steps in out Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal HERE

    When finished, attach the 3 logs for us to review for additional entries.

    Edit: Move your internet security level to Medium. I'm using Firefox and the page won't load.
     
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