Hijacked search engines

  cadwell 00:08 07 Oct 2003

A malicious program is hijacking the Windows "hosts" file and redirecting all search engine traffic to click here.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem, please?

  Megatyte 01:29 07 Oct 2003

Download and run Spybot from...

click here


  Widows Son 01:48 07 Oct 2003

but this earlier thread sorted it
click here

  VoG II 08:41 07 Oct 2003
  Jester2K II 08:50 07 Oct 2003

Manual Removal Instructions

Apply the MS03-040 patch click here

Delete the following files:

Set the following registry key value

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters "DataBasePath" = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc

Delete the following registry key value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\windows "r0x"

Reconfigure your DNS server settings as desired

Reconfigure your Internet Explorer settings as desired

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