home page set to file:// and running with low privledge

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?VGhlIE9sZCBQcm9ncmFtbWVy?=, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. I run XP Pro, I normally log in without Admin privileges, my home page is
    file://...My Documents/home.html
    So, I get a popup when I log in saying that the start page has been changed.
    Ok, so I go to tools, Real-Time, App Agent, checkpoints and eventually I can
    check a box next to this URL. But, of course, it does not 'stick' because, I
    assume, I don't have enough privileges. Now, if I log on as administrator I
    will not the URL for that start page, because, I assume, it is for another
    user.

    Perhaps MS antispyware is not hip to multiple users on one system with
    different privileges? Must I wait for Vista?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?VGhlIE9sZCBQcm9ncmFtbWVy?=, Aug 9, 2005
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  2. "The Old Programmer" <The Old >
    wrote in message
    First eliminate any spyware.
    What You Should Know About Spyware
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/devioussoftware.mspx

    CAUTION!!!!! Removing some spyware can damage the Winsock stack and you may
    not be able to connect to the Internet. Before you try to remove spyware,
    download a copy of LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2
    stacks (all Windows versions)
    http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
    Winsockfix for W95, W98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
    http://www.tacktech.com/pub/winsockfix/WinsockFix.zip
    Directions here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257
    WinXP:
    Get WinSockxpFix
    http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
    How to Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
    In WinXP SP2: You can fix Winsock by going to Start | Run and typing
    CMD
    In the command window type
    netsh winsock reset

    See
    Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/tshoot.htm
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
    Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
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    Protect your PC
    http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/default.aspx
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE, Aug 9, 2005
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?VGhlIE9sZCBQcm9ncmFtbWVy?=

    PA Bear Guest

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft Windows
    AntiSpyware Beta. Please post your query to:

    Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
    http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us
     
    PA Bear, Aug 9, 2005
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?VGhlIE9sZCBQcm9ncmFtbWVy?=

    cs_satan Guest

    I think that it is cause by privilege.Your account may don't have right
    to use the file.If you assume there is another one use your
    computer,you can check out your computer whether there is any
    trojan.Security Expert can help you check your computer,find and delete
    the trojan.
    Go to http://securityexpert.cnns.net/process01.htm to know more.
     
    cs_satan, Aug 9, 2005
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