WinXP IE Browser Hijacked

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Brian, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    AdAware with current updates and was able to get rid of
    this, however, now my homepage changes to SEARCHWEB.CC.
    URLs within my registry and changed all to www.msn.com as
    well as changing my homepage to this. But after re-
    booting, my homepage and registry changed back to
    SEARCHWEB.CC.
    I tried all the suggestions on all discussion forums on
    this annoying hijack - removing all searchweb2 references
    in the registry, resetting my start page in the registry
    etc, but still the darned thing kept coming back. Finally
    I used Hijack This and found a folder in Program Files
    called Phone64ping which contained a file called
    Lovetime.exe. YOU CAN'T DELETE THIS FILE. Explorer
    crashes if you try. So... I booted up in safe mode (F8 on
    boot up) and deleted the folder from there and...BINGO
    searchweb2 gone. Hope this helps!
    Regards
    Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 21, 2004
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