search has been hijacked

  antony-332406 18:42 13 Mar 2004

hope someone can help here, the search facility has been highjacked on a friends machine, which is running XP home.
not matter what we set in the search options, when we try to search the browser ie 6> goes to this page....
i have taken out the leading http>...
it also opens a download box. which looks like it may be a porn download.
many thanks

  VoG II 18:46 13 Mar 2004

Try CWShredder click here

  antony-332406 18:59 13 Mar 2004

Cheers Vog, but after running it,it only said in a small box...
CoolWWWWSearch.SmartKiller (v1/v2) has not been found on this system
have i done somthing wrong???

  VoG II 19:01 13 Mar 2004

No, it means that I suspected wrong!

Try Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here

Update each of them before running.

  antony-332406 19:07 13 Mar 2004

DOH... i DID do something wrong... i saved the file 1st time...
i downloaded it again, using 'run from' and not 'save', and got a result!
it found these 2 possible problem programs...
it advise to ask more... so i have!

  antony-332406 20:11 13 Mar 2004


  VoG II 21:23 13 Mar 2004

Sorry but what are you looking for in terms of input from the forum?

  byfordr 02:48 14 Mar 2004

divine intervention?


  temp003 07:54 14 Mar 2004

Not much information about the 2 files you asked about, but they might be legitimate, depending on what programs you use. I would leave them alone for the time being.

Try either of the other 2 programs suggested by VoG. They should do the job.

  Stuartli 08:06 14 Mar 2004
  antony-332406 12:03 14 Mar 2004

thanks all,
will have a look into all that, and hopefully will have it sorted.
sorry Vog, i didnt make myself clear, the machine already has spybot on it, it has a bit of a history was taken over by a trojan a while back, had thought is was totally clear, but has still got this one problem.
i should have said, it has AVG and Zone Alarm on it.
im marking this as resolved, again many thanks all

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