IE7 doing weird things

By shootme200
Nov 13, 2006
  1. Hi:
    I have this nasty thing going on right now...
    I think I click ona very bad link and since then I've run into a hell. My Internet Explorer 7 is acting really weird, re-directing me to various anti-virus programs websites, shutting down for no reason, trying to change my home page all the time, and a lot more.
    I've run Norton Antivirus and Windows Defender and they found all kind of viruses but after re-starting my computer, a couple of hours later they come back. Norton does inform me of things trying to get in but after it cleans them, they all come back...
    I'm Using Windows XPSP2 and I'm all up to date with the updates posted at the windows update web site. Norton and Defender are finding things like VSAdd-in.dll and quite a few others that make my IE navigate to a ErrorSafe website and changing my home page almost all the time. They said the threats are cleaned but after a while they just come back like I said before.
    Any suggestions?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Read this - - then post your HJT log as an ATTACHMENT!!!!

    Also do this - Download either the free AVG or Avast antivirus programmes and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes from within this link -

    Then, disconnect from the net and completely uninstall Symantec/Norton. If you have any problems in uninstalling the programme, take a look at this thread -

    Once you`ve completely uninstalled Symantec/Norton, reboot your system and install whichever firewall programme you chose, followed by whichever antivirus programme you chose. Reboot your system the required number of times and reconnect to the net. Run the antivirus updates.
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