Unexpected change of default home address

  Boyonthehill 10:27 28 Oct 2003

Whenever I log onto the internet, the page which is first displayed by Internet Explorer is not the designated one. When i change it to what it is supposed to be, though, it just changes back by the next day. I did a quick search on google, and it said that this is caused by the JS.Seeker virus. I went onto a website that has a solution to this problem, and it said that certain files would be in my \Windows folder. They aren't there though. Any help would be much appreciated

  slimpickins 10:40 28 Oct 2003

Symantec has a good page on this click here

As the virus has been included in its definitions list since Oct 1st it suggests that your AV is not up to date. Update it and if necessary resubscribe.

  Boyonthehill 10:53 28 Oct 2003

This is where i got the previous info and the entries described in the registry aren't present in my registry

  temp003 11:09 28 Oct 2003

There are quite a number of viruses/Trojans which do this, and yours may not be JS Seeker, so the best thing to do is update your virus definitions and do a complete scan.

If the scan tells you what virus it is, let the AV remove it, but note down the name of the virus, because there may be residual steps to take, or a better removal tool may be available on the website.

If an updated scan does not reveal the virus, post back.

  Boyonthehill 11:16 28 Oct 2003

I did a complete search and tried to update the pattern file on Trend PC-Cillin. It said my pattern file was up to date. Is this software now obsolete?

  temp003 11:26 28 Oct 2003

Try one of the free online virus scans such as click here or click here

Otherwise, click Start, Run, type msconfig and press Enter. Select startup, and see if you can find any suspicion item which runs at startup. Note down the name and path to the file on your computer, and the location of the item in the registry. Post back. Tell us what OS you use as well.

  Boyonthehill 11:53 28 Oct 2003

I found tkbell.exe, i dont know what that is. I'm running Win 98

  temp003 12:19 28 Oct 2003

tkbell.exe is OK. I think it's Real Player's update facility. Anything else that does not look like a program that you have?

  Boyonthehill 12:25 28 Oct 2003

No apart from reboot.exe

  temp003 12:35 28 Oct 2003

Try an online scan.

Or, if it's just something that changes your default homepage, click here download spybot search and destroy, install it, run it to see if it can detect what's causing the problem.

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