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Old 16th November 2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend software (preferably free) to deal with a browser hijack? Any hints on how to proceed appeciated too...

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Old 16th November 2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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Pete,

There are different browsers and several products that hijack them. If you are running Windows and using IE, hijacking is usually done thru hooks provided for add-on modules, like Google, Ebay or Yahoo bars. In the case of a malicious add-on it requires manually editing the registry and removing file(s). If you are not familiar with that, it is better to look up instructions for the specific attack you suffered.
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Old 16th November 2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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Hope this helps:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1579



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Old 16th November 2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response Grimberg,
this attack appears to affect all browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera) and both Google & Yahoo seaches. I removed Google toolbar, have scanned with AVG & Ad-aware. Ad-aware removed 3 things from the registry, but I'm still getting the problem.
I'm OK to edit the registry manually, but don't know what I need to remove...
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:03 PM   #5
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Thanks Vix, I'll work my way through that article now...
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:04 PM   #6
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Could you be more specific about the hijacking? What is the behavior? Does it point to a web site trying to sell you a product?
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:16 PM   #7
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Grimberg, It doesn't go to one specific site, but (and not always) to sites selling a product unrelated to the search. These sites won't allow the 'back' button to work. When I had the google toolbar running, when a seach was typed in, the hijack would add a different seach of it's own.
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:43 PM   #8
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Have you tried HijackThis? If not go to www.download.com a look for it. It is free.
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Old 16th November 2008, 11:16 PM   #9
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I've just run Hijack this, having a look at the report now
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Old 17th November 2008, 01:38 AM   #10
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I use HighJackThis regulary.
I recommend version 1.99.1
This is THE Original freeware version by the author
before he sold his rights to commercial Trend Micro (versions 2.xx)

1. Read this information first:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showpos...87&postcount=2

2. Download HiJackThis 1.99.1 from Majorgeeks
http://majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

3. Click to UnZip into any folder you wish.
Because hijackthis does not need to be installed.
Can be run from anywhere

4. Create a Shortcut and put at your Desktop
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