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browser attacks solution please

By stugra65 ·
hi, second post on the same question. First one was answered and solved within 2 hours, hoping for the same success here.
My friend's browser has been attacked.
His default home page was hijacked, this has been solved with ie-spyad software patch, and 'enough' was installed over the top of that.
cwshredder was also added for good measure.
His Internet options security has been tweaked.
Beforehand, I ran the 30 day version of Spy Sweeper which detected and removed some spyware.
The problem remaining is persistant within the excisting system and seems to be two-fold:
1. persistant icons have been placed on the desktop
2. distasteful sites have been added to the favourites menu of IE.
Any takers?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to browser attacks solution ...

Hello again. Glad the CWShredder suggestion was helpful.
So, browser is still acting up, eh? Ok. I mentioned HijackThis before, but I forgot to post a link for it. You can get it here:

And a tutorial for HijackThis is here:
(please remove any spaces)

Download it and run it, then look for anything that is suspicious, specifically in the BHO listings. These Browser Helper Objects is what spyware installs itself as. There might still be something left plugged into IE that is doing this. With HijackThis, you can use it to cut these offending items out. But be careful in what you cut out, since there is no roll-back in HijackThis. That is why the tutorial link is very important.
If you are concerned, run HijackThis to generate what your friend's system has in IE, then post the list here and we can take a gander at it.

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by DKlippert In reply to browser attacks solution ...
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by valis In reply to browser attacks solution ...

do a search on google for spybot

more thorough than adaware, should be able to solve your lil problem there

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by shawes In reply to browser attacks solution ...

Download and run Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy.
You will find the website for Adaware in Answer No:2
The website for Spybot Search & destroy is :
The two programs work well together and do not interact. If this does not fix your problem then run Spybot again until it does.

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