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Launching IE- porn site keeps showing up

By sfath ·
I have a client that everytime he opens IE it defaults to a porn site. I have deleted all temp files, windows\downloaded program files, any links I could find and edited the registry. The site still appears upon IE launch. When the page opens it continually generates different porn pages and basically locks up the computer. It also removes Norton AV. I appreciate any and all help as I prefer not to do a complete rebuild.

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by tekster537 In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

Have you tried running a low level virus scan? I would assume it is some type of virus if it is disabling virus scan.

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by sfath In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

tried that it didn't work but thanks for the reply
I did a reformat and reinstall.

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by dmiles In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

Check for spy-ware by using the download utility Ad-Aware from the web,the program could have been attached to some software if you downloaded any recently or a site that had the banners.

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by sfath In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

thanks for your reply I did a reformat and reinstall.

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by DKlippert In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

I like soulrider's suggestion:

www.LavaSoftUSA.com

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by sfath In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

thanks for your reply. I did a reformat and reinstall.

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by TheChas In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

AdAware may find the problem.

Another option is Start Page Guard.
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/spg/

You can also search the run and runonce keys in the registry, or use msconfig to look for programs that run at startup.

Chas

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by sfath In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

start page guard did work but it didn't get rid of the problem, just hide it. thanks for you reply. I did a reformat and reinstall.

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by cglrcng In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

Also check the connections tab in Internet Options for an "XXX Auto Dialer", remove the connection if present or he could be in for a real shock when the telephone bill arrives. You wouldn't believe how many I have removed from customer's machines.
They usually say...Oh, that's where that big phone bill came from!

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by sfath In reply to Launching IE- porn site k ...

did that and it just comes back. thanks for your reply. I did a reformat and reinstall.

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