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Windows 2000 broblem

By foattah ·
I manage an cafe that uses broadband connection i don't know which type but it is radoio link as we call it.The server the shares the connection has windows 2000 professional installed on it and any time i try browsing the internet the internet explorer is automatically set to mail.yahoo.com but when i luch the internet explorer this web www.iwantsearch.com page keeps appearing and also changes the home page from mail.yahoo.com to www.iwantsearch.com.What could be the problem wshat remedy should i deploy to solve the problem.

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by fiddies99 In reply to Windows 2000 broblem

You will need to boot in safe mode and delete the registry key and service thats it is using to reset your page. Be careful editing the registry, you can really mess things up if you accidentally delete the wrong items.
Check the HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Run and RunOnce keys for this iwantsearch key. Also do an entire search of the registry and delete all associations of this key. Not the main key but the key that the search resides on.

Then find the services in the task manager that are associated with the search. It will probably have a funny service name. Stop those processes and run spybot/(adware removal) on startup.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 2000 broblem

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

Download, update, and run the following.

Your Antivirus Software

Spybot:
http://tinyurl.com/ziar

Ad-Aware:
http://tinyurl.com/tek5

Stinger
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
This item will not update through the program. You have to download the new version.

CWshredder:
http://tinyurl.com/2bzef
Or
http://tinyurl.com/2k642
Look for the file in English CWShredder.exe

StartUpList:
http://www.mac-net.com/576482.page

StartUpList is information only. Startup, Registery, and others. You can?t fixanythingfrom within the program.

Hijack This:
http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/

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 these.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Windows 2000 broblem

Any of the spyware removal tools will zap that particular piece of malware.

You can also remove it with from I Want Search's on site with the URL http://www.iwantsearch.com/uninstall/remove.exe.

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by rindi1 In reply to Windows 2000 broblem

You've visited a website which has installed itself in the registry as the start site. You can use a program like Spybot (http://safer-networking.org) to remove adware and spyware like that, and this program can also be used to immunize your PC from further such sites.

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