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February 27, 2004 2:51 AM Subscribe
How do I get rid of a really stubborn Browser Hijack? I tried "HijackThis" and got rid of a lot of it, but still have problems! (More inside...)
posted by zaelic to computers & internet (9 answers total)
My friend - a Hungarian artist - called me that his Windows 2000 had been taken over by porn sites and he couldn't even access the internet. I finally got IE Explorer to work, downloaded HijackThis, and knocked out a lot of the stuff in his registry that had substituted "C:\WINNT\secure.html for his own home and default search pages, and also knocked out some program called reg32.exe. Then his computer seemed to work OK, except that after startup the "C:WINNT\secure.html had again replaced itself as search and home page in his registry.
He got the virus because his roommate - a monolingual Hungarian - had been surfing porn so we set the adult filter to "mild" and now they are having trouble accessing things like hotmail as well.
A web search didn't turn up much. Any advice?