Hijacked

  HauxtonPhil 08:57 15 Apr 2005
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I was called yesterday to a machine that has the following symptoms.
Runs very slowly
Dial up box keeps appearing (sometimes 2 versions at the same time)
Home page in IE cannot be changed from letgohome.com

The machine is about 9 months old, Windows XP home (without SP2). Norton ran out in November!
I ran spybot and removed 180+ entries, then adaware and removed another 200 or so. Now much faster, but dial up box and home page problem persists.

My guess is that there is a highjacker virus in tehre somewhere, and maybe some other nasties. Any thoughts

  bosmere 09:09 15 Apr 2005

Sounds like you haven't run an AV yet.

Try AVG free from click here

  nonnie 09:12 15 Apr 2005

You are lucky Norton ran out, it is useless anyway. Adaware should find most UNFRIENDLIES
but download a free version of McAfee as it is much more reliable. I have twice had a infection even though Norton was 100% up to date.

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