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By mpd881 ·
I have a machine that always pops up an IE page of I searched on how to remove it and have been unable to find it. I run Adaware and Microsoft Antispyware, they usually find something but on reboot there it is again. I know it is in the registry somewhere, but don't know where to begin. I tried Trendmicro Housecall, but it keeps locking up on me. I also ran a virus scan and it came up with nothing. Any ideas? The computer is Windows XP Pro. Thanks.

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by lhatcher In reply to

Sounds like spyware to me. The two products you have tried are good, I use spybot Search and Destroy also. When you do a scan and it finds items, then you remove them, and rescan, are the same items coming up again? Try running a scan in safe mode, and see if that helps.

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by ctrservices In reply to

Besides scanning in Safe Mode with your AV and anti-spyware (Spybot plus MS AntiSpyware is a better combination), search the Registry (also in Safe Mode) for anything

And before deleting anything Spybot finds, check each instance found to see if any file folders are found. Sometimes these programs don't delete all files/folders and need to be deleted manually in Safe Mode.

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by electricdragon In reply to

You been hijacked.
I did a little research for ya and found the answers have some variables, so it's rather difficult to give you a fix here, but I will post a link where you should be able to get help.
Go here and download hijackthis and run it, then post your log to the forum, ask nice :-) these folks do a lot of work for free, and they'll tell you what to do based on your log.

Hope this fixes you, the Zero ex ninety site should still be down, but they were some very bad people, if you do any online banking or paypal type stuff, consider changing your passwords and/or PIN numbers.

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