New Hijacker??? Adlogix???

By Redsolitaire
Sep 19, 2006
  1. Well, this is frustrating. Sometimes I suddenly get a Google search page when browsing... sounds like a hijack to me.

    I ran Ad Aware (free version) and it locked up (task manager says "not responding") when it scanned for browser hijackers.

    I loaded and ran the free version of SpyDoctor (PCtools), and it immediately identified "Adlogix Browser Hijacker", and just as immediately it ALSO locked up (not responding.. frozen... kaput... dead... nada).

    Are the folks who write these hijackers clever enough to embed a "disabler" for any spyware detector program that finds their hijacker (thus, making it impossible to remove the hijacker)?

    Anyone else run into "Adlogix"? Any luck on getting rid of the $#@! thing?

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

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

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.>

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

    Run a full system scan with your antivirus programme and delete whatever it finds.

    Run a full scan with Ad-Aware and delete whatever it finds.

    Run a full scan with spydoctor and delete whatever it finds.

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Then, go and read this thread HERE.

    Post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Redsolitaire 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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