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  1. Official Techie

    Official Techie New Member

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    If any one cnt help me in two days then i will have to surely go mad
    the problems i m facing on my pc
    1 my default homepage changes itself to prohosting.com
    2 few stupid favourites have automatically been created
    3 on my desktop two web page urls for playing online games creates itself countless times i delete it
    4 firefox is not a safe browser(personal feeling)
    5 ven yahoo antispy and spybot could not help me

    ps i dont want to format my pc http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/images/icons/icon4.gif
     
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    life is not majjani and for digit people why cant one write his problems in less than 50 words
     
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    huh what does that mean ??? anyway for ur problems it is pity much clear that ur browser is hijacked... lots of spywares and adwares... how about giving a full scan with ad-aware se??? am very positive the results should help u save from going mad.. do remember scanning in safe mode.. an antivirus wud b highly recommended
     
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    Maybe install the window again!
     
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    Download some spyware and addware scanners and scan your computer. You have been infected by them.

    Hence you are going MAD
     
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    USe Lavasodt Ad-aware with all its updates loaded scan for ADS as it seems prob what u had stated is due 2 AD-bots and for sure ur browser is hijaked. not always scanning with fully updated spyware scanners and antivirus cannot catch all malacious code u have to update ur OS too to achieve improved results of ur scanners. so apply patches to ur OS or install AUTOPATCHER available in different DIGIT issues.
     
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    Must be some adware or spyware dude... Download and scan with not just one, but 2 or 3 antispywares and anti adwares.. That must solve it...
     
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    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    Wow....whats this new disease that relates adware with madness ;)
    Anyways, this is how u must go abt it-:
    >>Download anti-spy software like Spyboy-S&D ,AdAware, Windows Malicious Software removal tool(April release)
    >>Then update these two with the l8est definitions
    >>Re-boot(in safe mode if u like) and run scans by all of them one after the other
    >>after all the spyware has been removed, reboot again and see if u find any problems
    >>if yes, then scan once again with them
    >>if no, then download and install a PROPER firewall like Outpost or Zonealarm or BlackICE. Most of them have inbuilt spyware guard.U may also want to get Windows Defender Beta 2.
    >>Also, for extra precaution, just turn on the Immunization feature of Spybot
    >>If u use IE, then make sure u have IE6 SP1 and winXP SP2 installed and if FF, then make sure u have the Ad-block Filterset extension installed. This extension makes FF the safest browser :)
    >>Though all these will be able to detect the potential threats, the security primarily depends on the user's judgement as to what must be browsed during internet sessions :)

    This should be enough to prevent u from going mad. IAnd dont forget to keep ur anti spy software up-to-date

    PS: Yahoo-antiSpy is hopeless, though it is able to detect the spyware, it is rarely able to remove them
     
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    really dont understand why ppl just post for the sake of posting.. everything repeated... cept the post by MysticHalo, which made lots of sense.
     
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