TechSpot

Lost my home page

By Maurice
Dec 12, 2003
  1. Yes, I recently found that when I booted up, my "Breathe" home page was replaced by something called"123.com"..I think there's a word after 123, but can't recall what it is, I got off as quck as I could, & got on to you, any idea why this has happened, have I got a bug messing with my system, or what?, hope you can help.
    My A.V. keeps downloading rather large chunks of material, but I never know what it is, is there a way I can find out?
    it would be a good idea if they told people the details of what they were sending, I suppose I could go to their website, but I don't hold out much hope there, it's an Aussie Company called Norman [no, not Norton] they are very large but I can't get any feedback on queries that I've sent in the past, & no, I don't want to change to another, it seems to be working OK.
    I'd be grateful for ideas,I can get on the Net alright it seems, but.....??

    By the way A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone, don't do anything I wouldn't do!!
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Getting your homepage changed to something naughty is most likely because you have visited some "entertainment" webpages using the Wrong Browser (IE). You should run a spyware scan on your system.

    Your AV downloading things is normal, they are definitions of new viruses out there so your AV software knows what to look for in files it scans.
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I know that 123.com isn't anything bad (iirc), as far as porn goes, but it is definately spyware. Get adaware or spybot and give those a run and it should clear it up, then you can reset your old homepage.
     
  4. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 210

  5. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 653

    Thanx guys, as you say Poertner, "123.com" looks innocuous, it appears to be a list of sites to visit, none of which appear to be porn,...think I'll put up with it for now, I'm busy at the moment,unsubscribing from email lists, the other day I had 81 new messages, they're not spam, I joined several "newsletters" groups, & each seemed to spawn 4 or 5 others. Each day I spend time unsubbing or copying yards email addresses to send a blank email to [I get told that I am not set up to do this direct when I click on the address they give me]
    Oops, sorry, I should have made this a new thread, so I'll sign out now, I have another query, & will make a new thread for that, but if anyone can comment on the direct set-up, as I mentioned above, it would be good....ta!
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    By unsubscribing you tell them there's someone actually reading those mails, and you'll only get more.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.