Unwanted favorites in IE

  Geezerbloke 20:37 11 Jan 2006

Some piece of software has added a couple of dozen unwanted favorites to mine. They don't appear in the favorites folder but they are in the dropdown list in IE. Right clicking on them does nothing. All the targets are "Open Search Web" pages and all the web addresses begin with click here

Does anyone recognise this problem?

I've tried all the usual stuff, run every spyware program I could find, checked all the entries in the add/remove programs box and run registry mechanic but nothing fixes it.

All suggestions welcome.

  VoG II 20:43 11 Jan 2006

Have you tried Ewido? Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

When installing, under 'Additional Options' untick 'Install background guard' and 'Install scan via context menu'.

Launch Ewido by double clicking the icon on your desktop. The program will now go to the main screen. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files. On the left hand side of the main screen click update then click on Start Update.

Then select 'Settings'. Under the bottom section 'What to Scan?' make sure 'Scan every file' is ticked. Select 'OK' and you will return to scanning options. Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin. This scan can take quite a while to run.

While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose 'Clean' (or 'Delete' if 'Clean' is not an option). Then put a tick next to 'Perform action on all infections'. Doing this enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK.

  Geezerbloke 17:27 12 Jan 2006

Tried Ewido but no luck, thanks anyway.

  VoG II 18:32 12 Jan 2006

You coud run HJT click here and post a log on the Malware Removal forum click here

  Geezerbloke 21:35 12 Jan 2006

Ran iesetup again, seems to have fixed problem.

  Geezerbloke 16:31 13 Jan 2006

Problem reappeared on restart. Posted HJT log and they say its part of the new messenger plus package and have given me instructions on how to remove. If you see no forther postings to this thread they were right.

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