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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Feb 2004

    Unhappy Need help, my internet explorer is messed up

    hi every one;
    i went to a website that messed up my internet explorer, every time when i turned on the internet explorer, it automatic took me to it's website. Man, i found out i got a program and that website changed my registry. i deleted the program, and changed back the registry, somehow i can only get my startpage right, but it still not worked out.
    i would appreciate your helps. thanks !!

  2. #2
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    Nov 2003
    Seems like anoher Cool Web Search trojan use CWShredder

  3. #3
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    Dec 2003
    Pacific Northwest
    If you haven't already done so, you probably should go through all the motions. Us the CWShreader as w0lverine indicated. Update your AV, Run spybot/adware removal type of software. You might want to even do a search and download a registry cleaner. And if everything else works fine, re-install IE.

    Spybot Search and Destroy.


    Hopefully helped some.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2004
    man, you guys are smart! i remember the name of that program was "coolwebprogram", i will try your ideas when i got home

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    IE is full of problems. Its most likely a trojan though. If you want a quality browser I'd recommend mozilla.
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  6. #6
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    May 2003
    king download CWSshredder... and dont forget to either patch ur Microsft for its JAVA VIRTUAL MACHINE vulnerability.....

    Alternatively uninstall MS Java Virtual Machine and download one from Sun......

    Install Spyguard it will prompt u every time the browser settings change.....

    Also try installing hijackthis
    ****** Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions *****

  7. #7
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    Jun 2002
    Man, i found out i got a program and that website changed my registry.
    You can get regprotect to prevent this from happening.

    Spyware-Blaster prevents ad/spyware from being installed in the first place.

  8. #8
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    Jul 2003
    United Kingdom: Bridlington

    All very good advice.......

    Three points to remember:

    1. After the downloads, run the update facilities BEFORE bothering to run the applications, and take the opportunity to update your antivirus app.

    2. Reboot into safe mode and run them all.

    3. Now run will defragment your AV pattern/signature can only do that in safe mode because your interactive scan has the file object locked...........good for performance

    And...............CWShredder does not work if you have a browser window open, also some malware will defend itself if allowed to load, so safe mode is the best approach?

    Good luck
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