Re: My browser is being hijacked
From: Eoin O'Beara (eoin_at_compudoc.ie)
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:41:44 -0000
For this type of thing you'd need to go digging in the registry. May sound
drastic, but if used carefully (!) it will get rid of the issue.
-- Eoin. "Mike Burgess" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:u4jjSLswDHA.2440@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > Smeart, > Looks like you have multiple parasites ...... > > >"I get redirected to zestyfind" > From my HOSTS file: > 127.0.0.1 zestyfind.com #[Adtomi.YahooStocks][Adware.Adtomi] > Note: SpyBot detects this as: Adtomi.YahooStocks > NAV detects this as: > http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.adtomi.html > > > redirected to a place called UCSearch" > 127.0.0.1 armbender.com #[UCSearch][W32.Adclicker.F.Trojan] > http://www.pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/u/ucsearch.asp > > Dealing with Unwanted Spyware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines > http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm > ____________________________________________________________ > Mike Burgess [MVP Windows Shell\User] http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/ > Blocking Spyware, Adware, Parasites, Hijackers, Trojans, with a HOSTS file > http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm [updated 12-08-03] > Please post replies to this Newsgroup, email address is invalid > -- > > "Smeart" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:email@example.com... > > Every time I open IE Explorer, I get redirected to > > zestyfind. I can't get rid of it. I've used spyware > > removal, but it comes back up. I've tried deleting any > > files associated with it as well, but it still comes up. > > Every time I do a search, or load a favorite, I am > > redirected to a place called UCSearch. I am very > > frustrated, as I have tried everything I know to get this > > off my system, but it keeps coming back. I also installed > > the latest IE service\security pack, to no avail. If > > anyone has any ideas, please let me know. > >