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inet has been hijacked + kazaa spyware

By arqam_umar ·
my inet has been hijacked by this website i never put this as my homepage. even when click on use blank and close the browser it comes back. how can i stop this?
secondly, on my local disk, different p2p network come from nowhere. i delete all of them except 1 because it won't delete, but they just keep on coming back, plz help
last, i have 512kb broadband, but some site take ages to open up, on a dial up it will open quciker, plz can u help?

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by BFilmFan In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...

Use Adaware and remove thos nasty lil buggers.

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by dmiles In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...

You should use SpyBot Search and Destroy, CWShredder and HiJack This you need to run in order to remove spyware from your machine. I like to run them in the following order:

SpyBot Search and Destroy
Ad Aware
HiJack This

These are all very useful tools, but they seem to work best if you run them in safe mode, preferrably Safe Mode Command Prompt. You can run all of them from the Command Prompt if you copy them to the harddrive from the GUI first. Keep in mind also that you have to run all the tools in each profile, including the Administrative profile.

Turn off System Restore

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by BobHo In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...

Yup, you have been hijacked. I have used all of the tools mentioned in answers 1 and 2. They are all good tools. The easiest to use is probably Spybot but AdAware runs easily also with the default configuration. Just remember to do an update before running any syware removal utility.

After running any of these tools, go to the ms update site and get all of the latest security updates for your os.

Another tool you might want to consider is a personal firewall. I prefer ZoneAlarm but there are other good ones out there too. The free versions are ample for home use.



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by ozi Eagle In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...


I recently found a utility that shifts the most stubborn of hijackers, like "about:blank", called Adware Away. Do a search for a 5 day free trial.
$30 to buy.

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by HereInOz In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...

Once you have cleared the hijack and the other stuff assuming that you can indeed do this, consider SpyWareBlaster -
(remove any spaces that mey have appeared)

This is a piece of software that simply configures the "Restricted sites" and Cookies area of Internet Explorer, so that when you visit one of the 3000 odd restricted sites, you can't download things from it.

It is free software and the manual updates of the site database are also free. Automatic updates cost about US$10 per annum.

Works for me.


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by ulrich_bang In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...

I used some time before solving this problem with hijacked IE:

1: Download Hijack This. Link:
2: Run Taskmanager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and end Process with name: letsroll.exe
3: Run Hijack This and use the program to fix c:windows\system32\letsroll.exe under index O4
4: Remove program letsroll.exe in archive c:windows\system32

U dont have to run the Ad-aware to fix this problem (but run it anyway)

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by wlbowers In reply to inet has been hijacked + ...

Turn off system restore if it is used in your os.

Download, update, and run the following.

Your Antivirus Software.

If you don?t have a current antivirus You can get a free copy of Computer Associates etrust antivirus.

Spybot: Cootie Remover

Ad-Aware: Cootie Remover

Stinger: Virus Specific Remover
This item will not update through the program. You have to download the new version.

CWshredder: Trojan and Toolbar Cootie Remover
Look for the file in English CWShredder.exe

Hijack This:

Hijack This
This program is useful in that it shows what is currently loading on startup. You must know what is good and what is bad. Once you check it and fix it is gone. So be sure. Items you are not sure of do a Google search for them.

Run Your Antivirus again

Download and install all OS updates.

I have had to boot into safe mode and run the removal programs.

Good Luck Lee

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