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Hijacked Browser Help

By Nextuseahammer ยท 5 replies
Mar 22, 2006
  1. I can access some internet web pages but not many and many of my settings have been altered. Assuming its been hijacked although cant be certain. Norton, Adaware and CWshredder all turning out nothing and im begining to get a little frustrated. I realise im not supposed to post my log in the thread but im struggling to upload and "aaaaahhhhh!", Is there anyone out there that can help please.

    Thanx Bex xxx
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on processes tab and end process for(if there).


    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost

    O4 - Global Startup: VTAgentReboot.exe

    Fix all 016-DPF entries, no matter what they are.

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold file(if there).


    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Nextuseahammer

    Nextuseahammer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx a lot Howard... it all seems a bit "technical" and im getting a lot of "are you sure you want to do this" messages. Whats going to happen if just 'fix' the files without rebooting etc? also do you need a wife? lol probably not as much as i need someone to fix all this :)
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Can you be specific, about what "are you sure messages" you are getting?

    The instructions I gave you are perfectly safe.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Nextuseahammer

    Nextuseahammer TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Your an absolute legend! Everything seems to be back to normal. Bless the good people like yourself :haha:
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s excellent news.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
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