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    Nasty Pop up's and extra web pages!!

    hi chaps, i'm just around my friends house sitting for a week, her computer is full off bad stuff!! extra web pages with adult links come up and the pop ups are every time you follow a link!!... can anyone recomend a free prog that will sort this lot out.... ? also everytime i do a search another search page loads up... plus the home page changes to this res://mshp.dll/index.html#37049
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    PHP Code:
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    i've had to disinfect somethig like this before.

    not using Internet Explorer is a great start in fixing things.

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    Firefox is much better. Faster than IE, blocks popups, and isnt subject to security attacks like IE is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLad
    Firefox is much better. Faster than IE, blocks popups, and isnt subject to security attacks like IE is.
    It also works properly, whereas IE doesn't.

    Ergo PNG's: http://entropymine.com/jason/testbed/pngtrans/
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    adaware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Spybot S&D already linked.

    & a better browser - Opera for me but Mozilla/Firefox is fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    Ah, the program that wasn't updated for ages even though they programmers knew it broke the TCP/IP protocol "fixing" a particular adware? I presume they've improved since then, but I haven't used it since that fiasco.
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    just running adaware (2nd time) the home page still goes to this... res://mshp.dll/index.html#37049

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    ok here is what is loading... i have run spybot and adaware, they both found bad stuff but still the home page changes and other weird pop ups... i'm hoping it's not a virus


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    jupitco looks dodgy

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    no wait, jupitco is supposedly a flash media reader driver

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    image.dll seems iffy

    http://www.computing.net/windowsme/w...rum/41374.html

    yep, that's the baddie.

    you'll need to stop that from loading, kill the file, then make a whole load of changes to the registry to get things behaving as they used to

    just think, if you didn't use an IE-based browser this wouldn't have happened.

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    Download 'Hijackthis ' (Google it)

    Reboot the pc into safe mode, run hijackthis,

    tick the entry in the hijack this that corrsponds with the nasty browser bar

    delete it

    re-boot.

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    i use mozilla.. but for ie6 i use the google toolbar. its free and is a small download. it blocks pop-ups and has various good search fields aswell.

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