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Browser Hijack Problem -- ActiveX Control Won't Disable

Unread postby mmakofske » December 6th, 2008, 12:23 am

I'm having trouble with my browsers (both IE 7.0 and Firefox 2.0.0.18). In IE, the browser launches, often slowly (and the whole system seems to have slowed down since this started). As soon as I try to navigate to anything, a second browser window opens with advertising on it. Similar things happen in Firefox, but there it opens a new tab instead of a window. Generally it only does this once per session.

I've tried Spy Doctor; it found several "infections," including three Trojans. I deleted them and both Spy Doctor and PCCillin now say the machine is clean, but the problem persists.

I checked the Addons in the Manager and disabled several I didn't recognize. I found that one -- HIWUMEKU.DLL -- would not stay on the disabled list. I ran a Google search that seemed to indicate that HIWUMEKU is a recently used Malware name, so I suspect it might be the culprit. However, it won't stay disabled and I can't figure out how to delete it (there's no DELETE button in my Addon Manager dialog box).

I've attached the Hijack This log and some screenshots of the offending windows. Would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks.

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Re: Browser Hijack Problem -- ActiveX Control Won't Disable

Unread postby mmakofske » December 7th, 2008, 4:52 pm

I was able to fix this with Security Task Manager, so you can close it. I'm attaching a Screen Print showing the offending files in case it's of use to anybody. Thanks.

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Re: Browser Hijack Problem -- ActiveX Control Won't Disable

Unread postby NonSuch » December 13th, 2008, 12:16 am

As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

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