Hijacked Internet Explorer 6

By mildew1951
Sep 19, 2007
  1. OK here's my problem I have spent the last 12 hours straight trying to resolve this and have gotten nowhere. Running XP with IE6.

    I continually get ads popping up when I use IE6.

    Have tried running Spybot several times and it freezes about halfway through its check. Ran Webrowser Spy Sweeper and found a few cookies and some adware which I zapped. Ran Adaware pro and found some anomolies which I zapped. Ran Trojan Guarder Gold and deleted several trojans. Ran CW Shredder and found nothing.

    Ran Hijackthis and have attached the log file.

    The other thing is I keep getting a RUNDLL window on start up which says "error loading W005F8EE.DLL. Specified module could not be located". Someone suggested this might be hijack or spyware related. I couldn't find any reference to this file in Google.

    I do hope someone can help because I am at my wits end and ready to reformat.

    Thanks in advance
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You`re using an outdated version of HijackThis.

    Your system is infected with a variety of malware.

    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 mildew1951 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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