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Re: browser hijacker

Unread postby askey127 » April 13th, 2010, 2:46 pm

caracal,
I think you can Uninstall Ad-Aware. It is not necessary with your presently available scanners SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
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Make sure you NEVER use the SAFEBOOT utility in SuperAntiSpyware.
If an infection should ever corrupt the Safe Boot part of the registry (some infections do), use of that utility could render the machine unbootable permanently.
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Disable DNS Client Service This will prevent slowdowns from using the HOSTS file below.
From Start, or Start, Run type services.msc in the box and hit <Enter>
Give permission to continue if necessary.
Scroll down to DNS Client on the list, Right Click it and choose Properties.
Under Service Status, click Stop. Under Startup Type, choose Disabled.
Then click Apply, OK
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Replace the Current HOSTS File with MVPs
Download HostsXpert and unzip (extract) it to your computer, somewhere where you can find it.
  • Double click on HostsXpert.exe to launch the program. Give whatever Permissions are required.
  • In the bottom half of the left pane, click on File Handling
  • If the first button at the top is labeled Make Writeable?, click on it so the label changes to Make Read Only
  • Click third button from the bottom, labeled Download. A couple new buttons will appear at the top.
  • Click on the top button labeled MVPs Hosts and choose Replace
  • When asked to verify if you want to Replace present Hosts file, click OK.
  • When it finishes , click on File Handling again.
  • Click the button at the top labeled Make Read Only, so the label changes to Make Writeable?
  • Hit the X in the upper right corner to exit HostsXpert
If you have a separate third party firewall, or Winpatrol, you may have to give permissions at various times to Unlock the present default HOSTS file and install the new one.
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If you decide to change Antivirus programs for any reason, Avira Antivir and Microsoft Security Essentials are both good choices
In any case, be sure you only keep ONE.

Good Luck,
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Re: browser hijacker

Unread postby askey127 » April 16th, 2010, 7:08 pm

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