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getting rid of spyware??


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my younger cousin was using my computer a week or so ago, and got it infested with about 64 different spy bots etc.

spy hunter & spybot s&d got rid of all of them, except for the most annoying one...

every time i startup windows, the homepage for internet explorer is set to a porn page, i'll set it back to msn.ca

and next time it starts up, porn page again...

any ideas??

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Spybot search and destroy



check out tweakxp.com

there is the links for both of those programs. use both, as one detects stuff the other dosn't.


p.s check your pm's if your car is still for sale. :)


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i've run both spybot s&d AND spyhunter.....

but every time the computer is started up again, the homepage is porn again :confused:

Jay..... i replied to your pm :)
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You probably have a browser helper object tagged onto your browser, that keeps resetting things everytime you start up your browser

Spybot can remove this also, go to tools -> BHOs. Then you can see what is set to start up with your browser and remove anything illegitimate.

Also consider using a more secure browser (like Firefox) which isn't as prone to exploits, trojans, hacks, etc. as IE.