Internet Explorer not working

By sharoni ยท 6 replies
Jan 8, 2009
  1. Internet Explorer opens, then quickly closes. I ran a quick scan and found the dreaded "Vundo" word, so I followed the 8 step removal instructions. Attached are the logs. Internet Explorer is still not working properly. I can open a blank page, but "connecting" remains on the screen. Getting e-mails okay, so I know all my connections are good. What else do I need to do?
  2. sharoni

    sharoni TS Rookie Topic Starter

    More details

    Windows Defender won't update: "The program can't check for definition updates." Error code 0x80070422

    Security Center says Automatic Updates are off - message says that they can't be changed - then it indicates that Automatic Updates are on.
  3. sharoni

    sharoni TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I was looking at msconfig under the startup tab (for another problem) and saw pobokifi.dll. I recognized this as a problem and unclicked it for startup. When I re-booted, my internet explorer works fine. I guess this is something that all the 8 steps didn't fix, but I'm still curious about other "minor" tweaks that I need for a clean system.
  4. Jorduss

    Jorduss TS Rookie

    Personally i prefer FIrefox. Its much faster and more secure than IE. I'd recomend upgrading to that. I've always stayed away from IE. So yeah just a recomondation :)
  5. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf TS Rookie Posts: 151

    Right Click on MyComputer icon and go to properties
    Turn Off system restore CLOSE all programs you can
    open IE and go to TOOLS OPTIONS delete temporary internet files and cookies
    do a disk cleanup in your Start/accessories/system tools/ Menu

    After the reboot
    download ASQUARED
    run hijackthis and malwarebytes at the same time
    select any files and or keys I posted in hijackthis but on both maiwarebytes and hijackthis click fix / remove at the same time.then reboot immediatly.
    if you forget to turn off system restore it will return no matter

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {b3655758-ca04-4499-bd0d-64b0d042ae0d} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\fayibiwo.dll (file missing)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winuwagube] Rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\pobokifi.dll",s
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: wxvault.dll,naozmc.dll,C:\WINDOWS\system32\riloduge.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: nnnLbbAs - nnnLbbAs.dll (file missing)
    O23 - Service: VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware (SBAMSvc) - Sunbelt Software - C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMSvc.exe

    RUN Asquared / reboot and run Hijack this post log file
  6. sharoni

    sharoni TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Better - but still not exactly right

    I think I did everything you said -- not sure what is meant by "run hijack this and malwarebytes at the same time." I started hijack this, then started a scan in malwarebytes. Scans on my computer take forever, because I have a couple of folders with quite a few data files (which I've never found a virus in - odd file type). I'm not sure how to "on both malwarebytes and hijackthis click fix / remove at the same time." I only have one mouse... I'm assuming that you mean one followed immediately by the other... did I misunderstand???

    Anyway, here's my new Hijack this log...
  7. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf TS Rookie Posts: 151

    you did well Sharoni and it look clean surf carefully. If Internet Explorer is not working you may need to re-install it
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