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Possible WinFixer Infection

By M0ntG0M3rY
Jul 23, 2007
  1. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Thanks for your input.

    This is what I'm getting in IE:
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    I have tried to set IE as the default browser (Tools - Internet Options - Programs - Reset Web Settings), but when I click on 'Reset Web Settings' button, nothing happens at all.

    I have the option 'Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser' checked - but IE after restart never asks if it wants to be set as the default browser.

    If I go to Firefox options, I'd see it's still the default browser.

    UPDATE: Opera works just fine.

    UPDATE2: OK, I've fixed it following this advice: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/905915.htm
    All symptoms described above disappeared.
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    Cool, I'm glad to know it worked for you.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of M0ntG0M3rY 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.
     
  3. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,051

    hi M0ntG0M3rY.
    all the information i can find concerning this problem (null) points to another infection.
    if you have changed from FF and IE to opera, then you haven't cured the problem, but just try to ignore it. while you are using a different browser it may be best to continue to work on it. what happens if opera produces a problem ?:suspiciou

    try creating a new thread in OS forum if nothing else is working
     
  4. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    hi tomrca and thank you,

    please read my last post to the end.
     
  5. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,051

    Ooops! i thought i did. must have been out of screen and never scrolled it.:blush:
     
  6. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    it's OK mate :)
     
  7. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    It's funny, but the problem I described in the post #23 of this thread, appears again after every or every other Windows update.

    So, now I have to correct the registry as prescribed here again and again after almost every Windows update.

    It doesn't really hurt much, but... any suggestions? :)
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I advise not installing the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer [905915] if that`s what is causing your problem.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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