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Browser Hijacking (IE11 and EDGE)

Question: Browser Hijacking (IE11 and EDGE)

Hi Folks
Be extra careful currently as there is STILL a problem in security with IE11 and Edge which can allow "unscrupulous" users to hijack your browser / do other nasty things - and currently NO A/V software can protect against this.

BE VERY CAREFUL if using IE11 / EDGE until Ms applies the patch. DO NOT RELY SOLEY ON YOUR A/V SOFTWARE - this won't protect you in this case. People are often lulled into a false sense of security after installing some extra A/V software -- this actually makes them MORE likely to fall into traps than people who only have the base WD stuff installed but browse carefully. !!!

Here's the article - from BBC (and Google) so it's not from some dubious journalist writing for a magazine hoping to make a few bucks.

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code - BBC News

I posted this note also in the Browsers section as some people don't read this part of the Forum.

Cheers - and SAFE browsing

jimbo

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Answer: Browser Hijacking (IE11 and EDGE)

Thanks for the heads up. I guess it will be patched soon (I hope it too).

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I have tried both browser ie11 or edge, IE 11 is a little different from windows 10 Edge/
I would like your opinion on which will give you less trouble and is faster
 

Answer:browser ie11 or edge which is better

Firefox or Chrome for me, only use IE for one old email account i check weekly!
 

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Question: IE11 vs. Edge

Does anyone know of a good source that explains the difference between IE11 and Edge? Pretty much all I've gathered is that Edge isn't as compatible with as many web-sites as IE11. Why the introduction of a new browser? Why isn't it more compatible?

Answer:IE11 vs. Edge

Browser Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10)

IE has become a failure and MS is trying to start over with a new browser, Edge. This is a ground up design of a new browser and it's looking good right now for a browser that's only about a year old. I've been using it for some time and it's been a good experience for me at least.

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Question: IE11 vs. Edge

Does anyone know of a good source that explains the difference between IE11 and Edge? Pretty much all I've gathered is that Edge isn't as compatible with as many web-sites as IE11. Why the introduction of a new browser? Why isn't it more compatible?

Answer:IE11 vs. Edge

Browser Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10)

IE has become a failure and MS is trying to start over with a new browser, Edge. This is a ground up design of a new browser and it's looking good right now for a browser that's only about a year old. I've been using it for some time and it's been a good experience for me at least.

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edge seems massively dumbed down, very bare options configuration compared to IE11.

From what I can see all of the following are missing.

No options to toggle tls 1.1 1.0 1.2 etc.
No options to toggle gpu acceleration
No options to set file cache location (I like to use ram disk)
No security zones
No tracking protection lists
No addons
No advanced cookie settings
No per domain settings
No options to adjust certificate verification
No options to adjust UTF-8 and IDN
No toggle for crash protection
No tab options

Basically edge feels like a mobile orientated app, as it uses the "modern" interface.

Is there a reason to use edge instead of IE11? aside from future proofing as I am assuming IE11 at some point will be obsoleted by Microsoft.

Answer:is it me or is ie11 better than edge?

Edge is still very early in it's development cycle.. give it time and it will get much better.

Oh and I'm using it right now to post here and I like it.. very fast and clean.

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Question: Edge Hijacking?

Is this a highjacking?
Did scans with Defender, Mbam, Adwcleaner and Hitman Pro, which none detected.
Could not open Edge without it appearing.
Finally solved with a backdated recovery.

Answer:Edge Hijacking?

Hi!
Looks like a scammers managed to infect your computer with malware. There is no point in calling the number. They would take control of the computer, steal data and extort money.

Start the infected computer in SAFE MODE and install Malwarebytes. It should be able to detect and remove this infection.

Regular antivirus programs may not be very effective against adware.

You can also try Eset Online Scanner.

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I just updated to Win10 and Edge and the Store are not working but I can get access to the web via internet explorer. How do I fix this?

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Windows 10, HP 6520 Printer
I use IE 11 for most of my work and when I access Print I have the print options as designated by my printer – one of them being to print in Booklet form.
If I use Edge, the print options do not include the ability to print in Booklet form.
How can I obtain the Full print options offered by my printer when using Edge?

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I am having problems on my laptop using things like Cortana across user accounts. The wheel spins and spins when I click on Cortana. I think the problem stems from the fact edge and IE11 cannot load outlook.com or go into things like account settings. It's only this causing the issue, all other sites work apart from these critical MS sites. I've tried changing DNS settings to alternates like google but nothing works to fix this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? On my other desktop PC I have no issues. All language settings and packs are correctly set as UK. Am at a total loss. I tried a restore point but that was no better. I've had this issue crop up intermittently ever since getting the laptop. Sometimes it works ok but after a while the issue will re-occur without rhyme or reason. I notice under family setitngs 'Can't connect to family settings, your user data may not be upto date' sometimes comes up too. It's as if the laptop is having trouble connecting to MS server some of the time

Answer:Outlook.com unreachable via edge and IE11

The machine seems to be having real problems signing into MS. For example if I launch films and TV I see lower left 'Can't sign in'. I think there is something amiss logging into the MS account causing all the issues. Store is slow and unable to update apps, always an error message after ages of acquiring license. I don't really want to have to try and create a new user acc given everything I have setup/installed

Is there a way of signing out of the MS account and signing back in because something is seriously screwed up

Cheers
Wayne

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I can't keep seem to keep games working with EDGE or Internet 10 as they don't take chrome or google. IE11 not working right for everything. Updates very often especially for flash etc.

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ok, so I upgraded??? to win 10, now my ie11 is not to be found. how do I remove this edge and put back my ie 11?

Answer:how to remove edge and put back ie11

Its still there,
Go
Controlpanel>programmesfeatures>Turnfeatures On/Off tick Ie11,
Then go to Control panel>defaultprogrammes> select Ie11.

You>> might <<also be able dissable Edge from Tiles .(not sure thou)

Roy

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I am having problems on my laptop using things like Cortana across user accounts. The wheel spins and spins when I click on Cortana. I think the problem stems from the fact edge and IE11 cannot load outlook.com or go into things like account settings. It's only this causing the issue, all other sites work apart from these critical MS sites. I've tried changing DNS settings to alternates like google but nothing works to fix this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? On my other desktop PC I have no issues. All language settings and packs are correctly set as UK. Am at a total loss. I tried a restore point but that was no better. I've had this issue crop up intermittently ever since getting the laptop. Sometimes it works ok but after a while the issue will re-occur without rhyme or reason. I notice under family setitngs 'Can't connect to family settings, your user data may not be upto date' sometimes comes up too. It's as if the laptop is having trouble connecting to MS server some of the time

Answer:Outlook.com unreachable via edge and IE11

The machine seems to be having real problems signing into MS. For example if I launch films and TV I see lower left 'Can't sign in'. I think there is something amiss logging into the MS account causing all the issues. Store is slow and unable to update apps, always an error message after ages of acquiring license. I don't really want to have to try and create a new user acc given everything I have setup/installed

Is there a way of signing out of the MS account and signing back in because something is seriously screwed up

Cheers
Wayne

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Hi all,
Requesting your votes to get the WebRTC in IE11/Edge:https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...port-of-webrtcWebRTC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All of Skypes biggest competitors are moving towards plugin-free browser calling features, and Redmond is finally admitting it has no choice but to do the same. In Microsofts own words: Its all about convenience imagine youll be able to simply open IE and make a Skype call to friends, family, or get real-time support for that new device right from your browser.
Both Google and Mozilla are way ahead of Microsoft in this area, both in terms of adding WebRTC features to their respective browsers and in terms of building plugin-free calling services that rely on the technology. In short, Skype is under threat, and Microsoft has finally decided to opt for an If you cant beat em, join em strategy.http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/27/mi...rnet-explorer/

Answer:Please vote for WebRTC for IE11/Edge

Originally Posted by Pacific16 Hi all,
Requesting your votes to get the WebRTC in IE11/Edge:https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...port-of-webrtcWebRTC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Won't happen yet as it's only a draft spec, Microsoft don't implement things until they are a standard.

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I have disabled the tab preview for IE11 (through IE Options) so that I can minimize my IE from the taskbar icon even with multiple tabs open. So... can I enable tab previews by hovering over the tab, such as is the case in Edge? Thanks in advance.

Answer:IE11 Tab Preview (Similar to Edge)... Possible?

nobody?

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Has anyone figured a way to turn this crap off?

Yes, I know that Edge is Microsoft's "preferred" browser. No, I'm not interested. I need IE for work purposes because of legacy ActiveX components, so that annoying icon does no good.

I'm trying to get the new build ready for work on our domain, but considering all our employees heavily use IE every day, this is going to get on everybody's nerves and fast!

I tried copying the iexplore.exe from Anniversary Update (1607) to 1703 VM, and got an error about a missing ordinal in the EXE. So I'm thinking they added it that way - not seeing any settings, GPOs, or any other way to turn it off.

Even better when you're logged in as the local Administrator account which cannot run Edge or any other Modern apps but the stupid icon still shows up and is completely useless

Answer:That annoying Edge icon in IE11 on CU

Hello drfsupercomputer,

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove the "Open Microsoft Edge" tab in Internet Explorer.

Add or Remove Open Microsoft Edge Tab Button in Internet Explorer - Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials

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We want to have a pdf file download on our website for IE11. PDF's seems to act differently on the various operating systems in the various browsers. Also how it is made has an effect: Microsoft 2010 vs Adobe DC on a Windows 7 OS. (we are also trying W10
os & MSWord10 to pdf) Most of our users are in IE. where how it is made makes no difference on a W10 machine. It just puts up blank pages for a long time. Any suggestions?

Microsoft 2010 doc W7 OS used to create a pdf loaded to a W2008 server:

Windows 7- downloaded quickly in IE11, Chrome, FirefoxWindows 8 - downloaded quickly in IE11, Chrome, FirefoxWindows 10 - blank page loaded with no text for many minutes in Edge, fast in Chrome and Firefox
Note - this is with Acrobat DC Reader installed - the Word version worked before the update
In Design to Adobe DC created pdf W7OS  loaded to a W2008 server:

Windows 7- takes many minutes in IE11 (seems to hang midway), fast in Chrome, fast in FirefoxWindows 8 - downloaded quickly in IE11, Chrome, FirefoxWindows 10 - blank page loaded with no text for many minutes in Edge, many minutes in Chrome, fast in Firefox

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Really don't like Edge, and I know my old IE11 is still there, so how can I get rid of Edge and go back to IE?

Answer:Can I go back to IE11 once Edge is installed?

Use the search bar to search for "Internet Explorer" and you will see it there. Just pin to your start-screen/task bar as appropriate.

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I have disabled the tab preview for IE11 (through IE Options) so that I can minimize my IE from the taskbar icon even with multiple tabs open. So... can I enable tab previews by hovering over the tab, such as is the case in Edge? Thanks in advance.

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To enable the new engine, just type ?about:flags? in IE11?s address bar, select ?Enabled? under ?Enable Experimental Web Platform Features,? and restart the browser. Enabling the "Custom User Agent" option will trick sites that nerf IE specifically into using the Spartan Edge rendering engine.



Internet Explorer Edge Mode - Enable or Disable - Windows 10 Forums

Two words: IT'S FAST

Answer:Using EDGE in IE11 on build 10041

Can't access MajorGeeks through it.

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Hi
I've been passed on to this forum from the office365 support team as they consider the issue I'm having to be a fault with Internet Explorer.
For a while now Edge closes itself as soon as I try to open it event log says...

Faulting application name: MicrosoftEdge.exe, version: 11.0.10240.16771, time stamp: 0x56fa27b5
Faulting module name: eModel.dll, version: 11.0.10240.16771, time stamp: 0x56fa234c
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x00000000001122d3
Faulting process id: 0x1580
Faulting application start time: 0x01d19bc11c2364d6
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\eModel.dll
Report Id: 29bd26ae-51c6-4c0b-9f23-20491f3eef73
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: MicrosoftEdge
My Initial problem I had with Office365 was that I didn't have the option to pin apps.  If I reset IE it works ok, if I restart the PC it stops working again.  Pin apps works if I use inprivate browsing. I have disabled all add-ons and that made
no difference.
I have tried with a different user and all works ok for that user, including edge.
If I delete my local profile, it creates a new one for me when I log on and all is fine for a few days until Edge stops working again and all the faults come back.
Any ideas on how to f... Read more

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I have lumia 920 and I install WM 10 preview build 10536 on it ,but unfortunately for some reason I lost the Edge browser apps . could somebody help me on how to install it again.

Answer:Install Edge Browser on WM 10-how can I get the Edge browser apps?

Swipe right to get to your apps list and scroll down to 'Microsoft Edge'.
Pin and win.
If it's not in your apps list, that's a different problem and will require a hard reset.

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Recently installed the latest version of Avant browser. I have set it not to be my default browser or to check if it is default on start up. I have Firefox set as my default browser and to check if it is on start up. The problem is every time I launch Avant and use it it makes itself the default browser. I know this because when I launch Firefox it says it's not the default and also if I wan to set it as the default. I do and when I use Avant again it steals the default browser setting again. I asked about this on the Avant forum and nobody has a solution. Most people on the Avant forum use that browser as their default so they don't care if it makes itself default. Any suggestions on how to stop this? I find this behaviour from a browser to be malware like.

Answer:Avant Browser Hijacking Default Browser Setting.

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Anthony A This is a good article on how to set Firefox as your Default Browser: Default Browser.If all else fails, the third-party utilities offered should work for you.

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Folks,

Before I wiped my Windows 7 install, I exported my IE11 favorites into an HTM file, "bookmark", by using IE11's "export" feature.

My clean Windows 10 install only has 2 browsers: Edge and Chrome. I do not want to install IE11.

How do I get the saved favorites/bookmarks to be imported into Edge? There is no browse function. Edge only allows an automatic import, and that seems to require a functioning IE11 install.

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:How do I import saved IE11 favorites into Edge?

Hello Ken,

Windows 10 still comes with Internet Explorer.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how import favorites from IE to Edge.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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I have posted this question/complaint on another thread, but I have been locked out. So I'll try again. Why can't Microsoft fix the Edge import process to reliably import all favorites from IE 11? I have tried all the workarounds including copying the IE 11 favorites to the <username>/appdata/local...directory and the editing the Registry. Nothing works. Why should it be so difficult for MS to implement a reliable Favorites transfer? What is the point of using Edge, when IE 11 is more friendly?

Any thoughts/suggestions? I have been using Windows 10 for over a year and the problem persists.

Answer:Problems Importing Favorites into Edge from IE11

Well, you didn't really tell us what problems you were having with performing the import.

So, let's skip the diagnosis and jump right to an alternative approach...

You might consider using a 3rd-party application called EdgeManage to see if you have better luck with performing an import operation from Internet Explorer.

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Hi Team, I am using  HP Pavilion x2 (OS- WIndows 10).  When I  use this as laptop, most of sites are working good. But when I use this as a tablet few sites are not working as expected. e.g tab functionality is not working in IE11 and edge. Using main menu I am unable to navigate to other pages. You can try https://hmri.org.au/ in IE11 & edge.  Microsoft Edge 25.10586.0.0Internet Explorer 11 I am not sure how to reslove this problem ? is this any problem with device ?  Thanks,Ashwini 

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my windows 10 has the Blue E that states 'Microsoft Edge' when mouse hovers over the taskbar avatar .. but My MSN videos play videos back in black screen( no video) and sound is OK .. BUT every where I look for a fix remedy says to fix this within IE11 settings where is IE11?

"When upgrading from an earlier version of Windows to Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will automatically become your default browser. Microsoft Edge is a new internet browser introduced with Windows 10 ."

in the mean time have made my default browser google chrome and have no problem with MSN videos ...

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Just built a new box with an ASUS X99m ws board and Intel 5930 processor, booting from a Samsung 950 Pro with 4 WD blacks configured in a RAID 10 storage and backup.
I've read and tried every googled fix and trick for getting MS Edge to load pages to no avail. Even went so far as to try the admin only delete and reinstall of MS Edge. No luck. Anybody know of anything else that doesn't show up in a standard search?
What's interesting is Edge works fine on an old DELL XPS 720 from 2006 that was upgraded a week ago. No luck on the hot, new one.

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my windows 10 has the Blue E that states 'Microsoft Edge' when mouse hovers over the taskbar avatar .. but My MSN videos play videos back in black screen( no video) and sound is OK .. BUT every where I look for a fix remedy says to fix this within IE11 settings where is IE11?

"When upgrading from an earlier version of Windows to Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will automatically become your default browser. Microsoft Edge is a new internet browser introduced with Windows 10 ."

in the mean time have made my default browser google chrome and have no problem with MSN videos ...

Answer:Running windows 10 AEd . confused over IE11 and EDGE

Windows 10 comes with both IE11 and Edge built in. Edge is Microsoft's recommended browser and the one where all future development will concentrate. But the business world would throw up their hand in horror if IE was removed - many bespoke company Intranet applications will only work with IE because only IE can run Microsoft ActiveX controls. Indeed Microsoft's own Update Catalog website will only work with IE for the same reason.

You have IE if you really need it but MS don't really want you to use it, so it's hidden away on an infrequently visited part of the All Apps list. It's to be found under 'Windows Accessories'. The only other place you can find it is (ironically) in Edge. Open any webpage, click on the 'three dots' icon at the top right and one of the items in the menu that appears is 'Open with Internet Explorer'. However you get to it, once running you can pin it to the taskbar.

But finding IE isn't necessarily going to help you fix Edge's video problems, the settings you need to change may be in Edge, not IE. It's not clear what you mean by 10 A.Ed. Can you type Winver in the search box next to Start and run it. To be of more help we need to know the full set of numbers shown there for the version and OS build.

What I can tell you is that for my version 1607 (OS Build 14393.187) Edge has no such problems showing videos from MSN.

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I have posted this question/complaint on another thread, but I have been locked out. So I'll try again. Why can't Microsoft fix the Edge import process to reliably import all favorites from IE 11? I have tried all the workarounds including copying the IE 11 favorites to the <username>/appdata/local...directory and the editing the Registry. Nothing works. Why should it be so difficult for MS to implement a reliable Favorites transfer? What is the point of using Edge, when IE 11 is more friendly?

Any thoughts/suggestions? I have been using Windows 10 for over a year and the problem persists.

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Hi there

While Silverlight is as everybody knows RUBBISH it IS a requirement for watching SKY GO on Windows. Sky GO on Android doesn't use it so It must be possible for Ms to have some other method of protecting DRM material.

So (and SKY GO is used by loads of SKY customers --particularly for Sport and Movies) as EDGE which (intentionally) doesn't support Silverlight people will have to keep IE11 for the foreseeable future - unless one wants to use CHROME - which I don't really like --YMMV on this one of course.

If Ms wants people to switch as quick as possible to EDGE they need to get current applications to work with it.

At least though SKY GO works on W10 !!.

(For those who don't know what SKY GO is - it's the service from the U.K Satellite Broadcaster SKY that people can use to stream programs on to their tablets, computers and phones - quite a good service BTW if you have SKY TV.

Good on some Rail services too in UK where trains have fast Wi-Fi available !!!

Cheers
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Hi all
we have set a EDGE und IE11 GPO for Entersprise Site but it don't work?
have anybody experience with edge and IE11?
XML ????
<rules version="4">
  <docMode>
    <domain docMode="edge">abc</domain>
    <domain docMode="11">xyz</domain>
 </docMode>
  <emie>
    <domain docMode="11">xyz</domain>
  </emie>
</rules>

must set both? IE11 and EDGE


Chris

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Folks,

Before I wiped my Windows 7 install, I exported my IE11 favorites into an HTM file, "bookmark", by using IE11's "export" feature.

My clean Windows 10 install only has 2 browsers: Edge and Chrome. I do not want to install IE11.

How do I get the saved favorites/bookmarks to be imported into Edge? There is no browse function. Edge only allows an automatic import, and that seems to require a functioning IE11 install.

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:How do I import saved IE11 favorites into Edge?

Hello Ken,

Windows 10 still comes with Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer - Open in Windows 10

If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how import favorites from IE to Edge.

Microsoft Edge - Import Favorites from Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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Yesterday I was forced to reboot my computer as MS installed some Windows Updates. After the reboot I can no longer access google.com's main page and some other https site like my companies Citrix Storefront login page. These all worked before the forced update. There were 2 updates installed KB3142588 and KB3140768. I uninstalled the KB3142588 and rebooted and everything worked again. Later in the day again MS installed something and forced me to reboot. After the reboot, the same problem came back. Funny thing now, is that those 2 updates are no longer there and were replaced by others. One of them I could uninstall and the other I cannot. I uninstalled the one (didn't write done the KB#) and rebooted and still the same problem. It only really seems to be issues with some https sites. I can't believe that there is a problem with googles certificate.

I get a "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". The security certificate presented by this website is not secure. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept and data you send to the server.

I cannot just accept the cert nor can I look at it like I could in Windows 7.

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Microsoft has announced that (the embedded) Flash for IE11/ActiveX & Edge on Win10 was finally updated to 20.0.0.272

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2755801
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133431

Remark:   Based on the change in wording in the above document... as well as "confirmed" on my Win8.1 tablet... there has NOT (yet?) been a corresponding update for Win8.x

Answer:Updates 1/5/16 - Flash for IE11/ActiveX & Edge on Win10

So to summarize the Flash confusion at present:
the current Flash plug-in version (non-IE browsers) is 20.0.0.267
The current IE/ActiveX version for Win 7 and earlier is 20.0.0.270
The temporary [?] version for IE10/11 on Windows 8.x is also 20.0.0.267 ; an update was expected, but has not been released as of this writing (6 January 2016, 12:40pm EST).
The current IE11/ActiveX and Edge version for Win 10 is [allegedly] 20.0.0.272
 

 

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Hi there

I believe this also appeared on Google as well but here's a very recent (2 days ago approx) note from the BBC about security problem found in Edge and IE11 browsers.

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code - BBC News

I haven't had any update over this yet --anybody know if Ms has patched this problem yet.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Has Ms fixed security flaws found in Edge and IE11 yet

Not yet, apparently - but someone else has...

Unpatched Windows Vulnerability Gets a 3rd Party Fix

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MS16-064 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3157993)   
has been revised:
KB 3163207 updates Flash (ActiveX) to 21.0.0.242 in Windows 8.1/10 
[ KB 3157993, issued on Tuesday 5/10, had updated Flash (ActiveX) to 21.0.0.241  ]   

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Hello,

I am unable to access Sign in to your Microsoft account on my desktop computer running Windows 10 on a home Ethernet network using Edge and IE11. I am connected to the Internet through a Fritz!Box 7490 DSL connection.

I originally tried to solve this problem as a network issue - and it may still turn out to be one - but since I am able to log in to my live.com account using Google Chrome on this computer and from Linux and OS X machines on the network, I am now looking at the possibility that it is some setting shared by Edge and IE11 that is causing my problem.

A secondary effect of this problem is that I am unable to activate Office 365 products, because once I enter my account email address, the activation process wants to take me to live.com to confirm my subscription.

I have seen a number of posts on this and other sites about the "Hmm..." messages, and that's the message I am shown when I try to access login.live.com. Since, in all of the other posts, the issue was a complete inability of Edge to access the sites, this seems to me to be something different. Thus, I started a new thread rather than add to one of the others.

I will be grateful for any and all suggestions on how to fix this problem.

Cheers,
hussar

Answer:Edge and IE11 cannot reach https://login.live.com

Hi:

What antivirus and other security applications are you running?

MM

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Yesterday I was forced to reboot my computer as MS installed some Windows Updates. After the reboot I can no longer access google.com's main page and some other https site like my companies Citrix Storefront login page. These all worked before the forced update. There were 2 updates installed KB3142588 and KB3140768. I uninstalled the KB3142588 and rebooted and everything worked again. Later in the day again MS installed something and forced me to reboot. After the reboot, the same problem came back. Funny thing now, is that those 2 updates are no longer there and were replaced by others. One of them I could uninstall and the other I cannot. I uninstalled the one (didn't write done the KB#) and rebooted and still the same problem. It only really seems to be issues with some https sites. I can't believe that there is a problem with googles certificate.

I get a "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". The security certificate presented by this website is not secure. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept and data you send to the server.

I cannot just accept the cert nor can I look at it like I could in Windows 7.

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Hi there

What a DOGS DINNER of a mess -- SKY GO is still using Silverlight for DRM - however it's deprecated in Windows so sooner or later IE11 won't work with it. Edge of course doesn't work with it, and the non Ms browsers seem randomly to work or not work.

This is NOT an Ms problem though -- surely SKY could use similar DRM / Copyright protection to NETFLIX etc - since the ANDROID application works without any problem whatsoever they must be using something other than Silverlight.

I only suspect that SKY would rather get people to sign up to their SKY Q service -- it's fine but not very portable if you want to watch on a laptop instead of on a small tablet or smart phone.

If Ms would RETIRE Silverlight completely then SKY would be forced to fix SKY GO for their customers !!!!

I suppose the words Customer and Service should probably be removed from the English Language or relegated tp a History archive as it seems with pretty well ANY service one subscribes to there is just about ZERO customer service available any more.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:SKY GO - edge, IE11 and silverlight What a dogs dinner of a mess

Silverlight is expected to have a long life-cycle:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...arch/?c2=12905

compatibility issues are always on the agenda, given that rs3 builds are going deeper into underlying code
I suspect we may see improvements further down the line, at present I am getting hints that Edge is not fully compatible yet..

- no doubt, there will be more on this subject in the coming months..

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I would like to replace working certificate for the localhost (127.0.0.1), with an end date in a few months. (Win10 - Edge - IE11)
I managed to create a certificate (made a copy form the previous one with Powershell), and imported it in the list of Trusted Root Certificates. I removed the previous certificate.

But Edge (and IE11 since I suppose Edge has no support for this yet) is still pointing to the old certificate.
Does anyone know how to make the browsers point to the new certificate?

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Hello,

I am unable to access Sign in to your Microsoft account on my desktop computer running Windows 10 on a home Ethernet network using Edge and IE11. I am connected to the Internet through a Fritz!Box 7490 DSL connection.

I originally tried to solve this problem as a network issue - and it may still turn out to be one - but since I am able to log in to my live.com account using Google Chrome on this computer and from Linux and OS X machines on the network, I am now looking at the possibility that it is some setting shared by Edge and IE11 that is causing my problem.

A secondary effect of this problem is that I am unable to activate Office 365 products, because once I enter my account email address, the activation process wants to take me to live.com to confirm my subscription.

I have seen a number of posts on this and other sites about the "Hmm..." messages, and that's the message I am shown when I try to access login.live.com. Since, in all of the other posts, the issue was a complete inability of Edge to access the sites, this seems to me to be something different. Thus, I started a new thread rather than add to one of the others.

I will be grateful for any and all suggestions on how to fix this problem.

Cheers,
hussar

Answer:Edge and IE11 cannot reach https://login.live.com

Hi:

What antivirus and other security applications are you running?

MM

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OS: Windows 10 Pro v.1607
Suddenly Pinterest.com fails to load in Edge; a few pins appear but then the page freezes. This same Pinterest account works fine in IE on this same computer and also loads fine in Edge on other computers. Here is what I've tried without success:

1. Clear browser cache and cookies
2. Delete all files in Edge recovery folder
3. Sign in with another Pinterest user account
4. Sign in with local account instead of Microsoft Account
5. Removed saved password for Pinterest
6. Reboot computer

Edge performs perfectly with all other sites. This issue is apparently limited to this one site in this one browser on this one computer. Pinterest support suggested we use IE Of course, but I like to figure out what causes these things to happen. It may be irrelevant but this issue was first observed following a batch of Windows updates on 12/13/16. The only one that looked like a remote possibility was KB3206632, but that was a significant cumulative update that I really do not want to uninstall. Furthermore, that same update was applied to another computer which does not exhibit this issue. I'm out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Regards,
John

Answer:One site (Pinterest) no longer loads in Edge but it will load in IE11.

jhcarver said:

Suddenly Pinterest.com fails to load in Edge; a few pins appear but then the page freezes. This same Pinterest account works fine in IE on this same computer and also loads fine in Edge on other computers. Here is what I've tried without success...



You've tried all the obvious things I would have suggested, but there is one more you could have a look at, the 'Use Microsoft Compatibility List' setting. This is hidden on a 'Developer settings' page which you get to by typing about:flags in Edge's address bar. Are the 'working' Edge PCs also on 1607? If so, compare this settings page on the Edge that doesn't work with the settings for one that does and see if they are different. If only the 'non-working' Edge is on 1607, then try turning 'Use Microsoft Compatibility List' on or off and see if it makes a difference.

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Hi there

Is there any way to copy the stored passwords / account information saved in IE11 to edge

I've a couple of account logins (not Banks I hasten to add) on some sites where I can't remember all the details -- logon automatically in IE11 but I need to try EDGE a bit more now and can't remember those details.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Copy saved passwords / account info from IE11 to Edge

You should be able to find them in Manage Web Credentials in Control Panel. If there are only a couple you can click on "Show" and it will tell you your password and then you can enter it in Edge.


Both Edge and IE store user id/passwords here I believe but I'm not sure how to make one browser use the credentials saved by the other or even if you can.

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Hello,
I'm encountering a problem on different computers.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge are not able to open files from a shared folder located on the same computer.
For example, let's say I typed this "\\10.100.100.10\folder_1\DOC_FILE.doc" on the address bar.
The browser then shows : "This page can't be displayed".
When I display more information, the error "INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND" appears.
I have already tried to uncheck "Enable TCP Fast open" and it is still not working.
It seems like this problem cannot be reproduced on all IE11/EDGE browsers, and can be encountered on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Any ideas ?
Best regards

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Microsoft’s Security Staff on Monday announced that they have made the decision of keeping Adobe Flash Player as default in both the Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge browsers in Windows 10... until a good replacement is found.
http://news.thewindowsclub.com/adobe-flash-player-microsoft-browsers-86550/

Answer:Adobe Flash to remain as default in IE11 & Edge in Win10

How much did Adobe have to pay MS for that..?? 

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Nothing seems to help. I have a toolbar which appears intermittently at the top of my Google home page. I am using Microsoft Edge. It has a close (x) button and can be shut down but it reappears and hijacks searches in Google whenever it appears. You think you are typing in Google but your typing is actually being hijacked to the unwanted toolbar which then searches in Yahoo. Also separate pop ups appear from time to time in small minimised windows. Also sometimes an extra tab is inserted into Microsft Edge.

I have used Adware Cleaner, Malware Bytes, CCleaner, and Hitman Pro nut nothing seesm to fix the problem. It also infects Internet Explorer if I open that. I have removed and reinstalled Edge but that didn't work either.

Any solutions would be appreciated.
 

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When I push Adobe Acrobat DC to the computer, the default pdf association is set to Edge instead of Adobe Acrobat DC.
I've tried the "NoOpenWith" registry hack, (Link) but apparently this
is not working anymore with Windows 10 1607.
Does somebody know how I can fix this?

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I belong to a forum where we sometimes post a music video, and I never had problems until a couple of days ago seeing a video that was downloaded to the forum in full-screen mode.

It happens in IE11 and Edge browsers, and just started. A couple of other people are having the same problems. The error message actually blocks the title of the video, so you can't read who it is.

Any idea how to go in these browsers and change the permissions to view full screen for YouTube videos even if they're on another site? On YouTube, the full screen works fine.

I haven't changed any settings at all in the last couple of days. Any advice appreciated.

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I belong to a forum where we sometimes post a music video, and I never had problems until a couple of days ago seeing a video that was downloaded to the forum in full-screen mode.

It happens in IE11 and Edge browsers, and just started. A couple of other people are having the same problems. The error message actually blocks the title of the video, so you can't read who it is.

Any idea how to go in these browsers and change the permissions to view full screen for YouTube videos even if they're on another site? On YouTube, the full screen works fine.

I haven't changed any settings at all in the last couple of days. Any advice appreciated.

Answer:Sudden YouTube Full-Screen Issues with both IE11 and Edge Browsers

I also get the same full view error with videos here. Not a big deal, can go to youtube to see full screen if I really want to....but wondering why this is suddenly a problem in the last couple of days.

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I setup a new user on a stand-alone Windows 10 laptop this weekend and noticed that most websites hang in both Edge and IE11.  I had a look at the user's rights and made sure that they were removed from the local USERS group and only were a member of
the Administrators group.  Then I looked at IE itself and found that if I ran IE as administrator, it worked fine, so I logged the user out and back in again, and still nothing.  I also noticed that IE has a setting to run with administrative privileges,
which I enabled and still nothing.  I thought at this point that it might be a website issue, or at least an ISP issue.  I tried the same sites with the first logged in account on the same machine and everything worked fine.
At this point I was looking at a user rights issue, I thought.  Then I tried the same sites with the new user using Chrome and everything worked fine.  So I'm at a loss as to what this might be.  I've check that IE is using software rendering
so that's not the issue.
Any ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
An example of a site would be to go to www.webex.com then try to log in.  The login page just spins and spins.

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IE 11 is the browser that currently frustrates me the least (doesn't 'not responding' that often)

Firefox is unusable: always having unresponsive script error causes it to hang forever, & cumsumes between 358-498 MB RAM (upgrade is not an option, this is a 3GB RAM Work laptop)

Comodo Icedragon is just as unusable: unresponsive script error happens less often, but cumsumes just as much RAM. Worse: trying to go to Any websites='cannot find server'

So anyone knows a better non-chromium browser? (chromium's multi-process architecture eats more RAM than firefox)
 

Answer:So is ie11 the best browser now?

I have IE11 installed, but rarely used.

Best browsers for 64-bit systems: PaleMoon, Waterfox.
 

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I am running IE6 on a Windows 2000. I have updated Windows and tried using Spybot S&D to no avial.I am having several problems.1. I keep getting pop-ups in IE2. I have tried intalling Google Toolbar but could not...it disapears as soon as I close the browser window.3. I keep getting a vertical window labeled "Search Bar" on the first line and "Related Searches" on the second line. Looks supicious..3. I get the feeling that my searches form the Google main page are being diverted through some other search engine. I say this because I was trying to locate the webiste for Spybot S&D and tried searching in the main page of Google, but none of the results were for Spybot. Then I cliked on "advanced search" and dit the same search and the first entry/result was for Spybot's Home Page.I ran HijackThis and am posting the results below. Would greatly apprecaite any assistance given.Many thanks in advance.===================================Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 6:37:32 AM, on 1/4/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system... Read more

Answer:Possible Browser Hijacking

Please download and install CWShredder.http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWSInstall.exeDownload Ad-aware SE from: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.htmlInstall the program and launch it.First, in the main window, look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.Exit Adaware.Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.phpR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = ;127.0.0.1;<local>R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer& #092;Toolbar,LinksFolderName =R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)O2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81ABC} - C:\EliteToolBar version 59.dllO2 - BHO: &EliteSideBar - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - C:\EliteSideBar version 8.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSDDMess] C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\vssddfq.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tasmgr Starup] tasmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [secure] C:\WINNT\system32\secure.exeO... Read more

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Question: Browser Hijacking

Helppppppppp......
I am running IE on Windows XP and have had my home page hijacked.
I have disabled the restore function, downloaded all the removal tools listed but when I change the homepage back to google for example, within a matter of seconds the registry changes and the homepage is changed .

The homepage details always change and are in the format of 78%63% etc etc.

Can anybody shed any light please.

Thanking you in advance

Gary
 

Answer:Browser Hijacking

you say you've downloaded all the removal tools listed? does that mean you followed the tutorial?

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
READ ME FIRST: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal.

I just want to make sure before we proceed.
 

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Question: Browser hijacking?

If i run a search in Yahoo or Google I am sometimes redirected to another site that has nothing to do with what i clicked on. I have tried so many things to fix this. I tried some manual instructions, it said to search for ALCMTR.EXE and delete the file. There is also another file with this name, just not in all caps, should I delete this one as well?I tried AVG, Malwarebytes, I am running the microsoft windows malicious software removal tool (for about a half an hour) and these have found nothing. AVG came up with a crypto virus and seemed to take care of it, from what I have read it doesn't seem to be linked to the browser issues, but i could be wrong. I have been trying to fix this all day and I have no idea what my next step should be. At one point I tried running the computer in safe mode but it didn't seem to let me... Here is the HijackThis info if its helpful at allRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZA... Read more

Answer:Browser hijacking?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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Recently I've noticed some changes in my web browsing, which is affecting my google searches. Whenever i click a link in google it will open in a new tab rather than just going to the page and, more often than not, these new tabs go to various pages that have nothing to do with what i was searching. I'm sick of my searches being hijacked, and it seems that my web browser is also being more 'sluggish'. My main browser is firefox, but I have also tested internet explorer and opera and the problem persists on those as well. Any help in rectifying this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Need help with browser hijacking.

Nevermind. I have managed to fix the problem myself.

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Question: browser hijacking?

this weird thing started happening on my comp and i think its a browser hijacker. whenever you start up the homepage it brings up some site thats like a .dd followed by a .htp. every time you try and reset it to yahoo or whatever, it works for like the 1st time, then diverts back to the .dll site. the site is like a typical popup, a bunch of topics listed (vacationing, real estate, software, yadda yadda) just a bunch of links to different sites. the thing thats kinda weird is that the windows logo is in the top left corner, like it has something to do with microsoft. i have run every spyware prog under the sun (spybot, ad-aware, pest patrol, spyware blaster) and also virus software, and nothing has come up. does anybody have any ideas? sorry if i'm not clear on the specifics, just tell me if you need any more info.

Answer:browser hijacking?

First, create a folder for HijackThis in the root folder of your hard drive so it can make proper backups

example

C:/HJT
C:/hijackthis

next

Click here to download Hijack This. Save it to the folder you have just created

Close all open windows and open HIJACK THIS. Click “Scan”[/b] . When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to“Save Log”. Click on“Save Log” and save it to NotePad. Copy the entire log and paste it here.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET , most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the scan and advise.

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hello, my browser has been hijacked by e-finder it looks like. i've used spybot and ad-aware but it keeps coming back. here is my hijack this log. please help...it'd be much appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3Scan saved at 12:05:23 PM, on 11/7/2004Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\gearsec.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\ntvdm.exeC:\WINNT\System\MSMSGSVC.exeC:\OPLIMIT\ocrawr32.exeD:\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.e-finder.cc/search... Read more

Answer:browser hijacking..please help

HiYou are running an outdated version of HijackThis.. Delete the copy you have and download the latest version of HijackThis!: Download here HJT 1.98.2. Save it on your Desktop. You will need now to unzip hijackthis.exe to a permanent folder, such as c:\hjt . This has to be done as HijackThis creates backups. You may need to use these backups.First create a new folder:A. Click My Computer icon on your desktopB. Click C: driveC. Click the File menu --> New --> Folder, a folder "New folder" will be created.D. Rename it HJTUnzip hijackthis.exe to the c:\HJT folder.Run hijackthis.exe and post a new log please.When responding to a post from one of our HJT Team members, please reply in the same topic - click the Add Reply button. Do not create a new topic for your reply. This will cause confusion and only cause a delay in the help you are receiving.

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Question: HiJacking Browser

I can't begin to tell you how much I have learned in the past week dealing with this browser hijacking situation. I have been all over the net searching for information about this particular situation and keep coming across bleepingcomputer.com. I've read entry after entry about how to find, identify and remove this rascal but boy it appears way out of my realm of expertise.

I have run Ad-Ware Se, Microsoft Antispyware, Norton and CW Shredder. I have now run Hijackthis and have copied the log below. Any help in identifying the code so I came remove it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. I've even included a smiley face! Can't wait for Spring! Thank You.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:16:09 PM, on 1/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
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Answer:HiJacking Browser

Hello lavler, ********************************************************* Please boot into safe mode and select the following with HijackThis. With all windows (including this one!) closed (close browser/explorer windows), please select "fix.? How to Reboot into Safe Mode  tap F8 key during reboot, until the boot menu appears...use the arrow keys to choose "Safe Mode" from the menu......,then press the "Enter" key.R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\DOCUME~1\TOMWIE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.dll/sp.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\DOCUME~1\TOMWIE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.dll/sp.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blankR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blankO2 - BHO: (no name) - {CE68569E-425D-4A8B-9796-0D32EF022F6E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\fonp.dllO18 - Filter: text/h... Read more

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I have Zone Alarm Pro, Norton Anti Virus, Spybot Search and Destroy, CW Shredder, Trojan Hunter and Adware installed. I have an online business to run and everytime I try to do a search, my browser crashes and I keep getting redirected to about blank. Please help me Thank youDebbie HunterHere's my log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 9:10:42 AM, on 1/29/05Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON CLEANSWEEP\CSINJECT.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\EPSON\EBAPI\SAGENT2.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON GHOST\GHOSTSTARTSERVICE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\MSOC32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES�... Read more

Answer:IE6 Browser Hijacking...PLEASE HELP

I need to get samples of some of your files. Please create a folder called c:\submit. Now copy the following files into that directory:c:\windows\SPOHTS.EXEc:\windows\system\SPOHTS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\MSOC32.EXEc:\windows\system\SINTRAP.EXEc:\windows\SINTRAP.EXETo copy the files simply navigate to the directory they are in and right click on them and then click on copy. Then paste these files into the c:\submit directory. Once the files are all copied I need you to zip the folder. If you are using XP or ME right-click on the folder and click on the Send To option and then send it to a compressed folder. You will now see a file called submit.zip. If you are using another version of Windows, please download a program called Winzip and zip it using that. Then go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.php, fill in the required fields, and browse to the file. Then click on the Send File button.You may want to print out these directions as the Internet will not be available. Please continue with the next step if you run into a problem with the current one. Just be sure to let us know what the problem was when you reply.Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsPlease download About:Buster from here: About:Buster Download. Once it is downloaded extract it to c:\aboutbuster. We will use that progra... Read more

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I have a HP Envy laptop and I am running Windows 8.1.  I use Mozilla Firefox for a browser.  When I click to open a new tab, it goes to AVG Secure Search page.  Also having some other small browser issues.  I have gone through some of the forums and tried a bunch of different adware, malware programs with no success.  I am using AVG free antivirus.  I have run Maleware Bytes, TDDS killer, ccleaner, and a few others.  I also ran the AVG remover tool.  If you need anymore info from me, please let me know.  Thanks for you help!!!!

Answer:Possible Browser Hijacking

Hello,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Can someone look at this and tell me what you can see.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:31:35 PM, on 8/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2149 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2149)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\Speed Disk\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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Answer:Browser Hijacking

Run HijackThis, click Scan, put check marks next to the following, click Fix Checked. Close all open programs and restart your computer:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5892C486-087A-A33C-324E-10272DD49064} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\vayvymtw.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6FF9B061-8617-A920-973F-837F73E6DEF6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\emvtyzux.dll
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST\01.02.0002.1001\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.2001.0001\en-us\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CBACB890-3791-4CE3-9A48-21249ED6EC99} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\qwsxmdbk.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FA43BF3C-CCAF-1815-0412-69E23044E051} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ilsmchjj.dll
O18 - Protocol: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll

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Click the colored link below to get, install, update, immunize for and scan with Spybot S&D. delete all found spyware by clicking fix Checked, then close all open programs and restart your computer.
 

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Can someone help???After removing trojans with Malwarebytes I installed Norton 360. I used Norton 360 to finish the clean up. I tried to do Microsoft updated and could not get to the site (browser error,(could not be displayed). I could not bring up any page that started with Microsoft or Support. I tried Microsoft Onecare saftey scanner and it would not load. Many times while trying to go to a web page, my search would be changed to a shopping page or some other page.Can someone help??? I load my Hijack this page. Thanks, BillLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:06:42 PM, on 3/1/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Acer\Empowering Tech... Read more

Answer:Browser hijacking

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instru... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have Windows 7, i use Mozilla Firefox (i tried IE and Chrome and it happens on them too but it stopped since i went back to Mozilla and now it just does it in this one)
 
I have had an issue for the past week or two and any program i run is not solving it. I dont even have to be doing anything on my computer and a browser will pop up and it will be an ad like a casino, how to make money fast, news page, page that tends to have a video on it, etc. I can be away for 2 hours and ill have a browser window open with around 2 + tabs open. Overnight i will come back to about 7+. Even while i've been scanning my computer i have had the browsers popping up. What i have noticed is, this happens really fast, is a page will pop up - address of http://red.installer.xyz/ - and the page will count down from like 5 and the message says redirecting you to the site requested, along those lines. I still have full control of my browsers however.
 
Programs I have ran: (maybe im not running in the correct mode/options selected)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
JRT
Spybot (wasnt 100% sure how to run this one but it didnt seem to find anything)
AdwCleaner
Ad-Aware Antivirus
Microsoft Security Client
CCleaner
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Microsoft Safety Scanner
McAfee (unistalled now)
 
I have reset all the browsers - removed add ons if there were any. There were no addons installed that i didnt know what they were - it was all things ive done. There are... Read more

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Two nights ago I stumbled across something annoying that has gotten into my system and is opening random browser windows to weird sites whenever I'm online. I ran Spybot yesterday, and it deleted a few things (although it wasn't able to delete all the temp files it wanted to...255 of them were in use). I tried again today, and it found MORE stuff to delete...I think this thing is multiplying. AVG keeps telling me program is detected on opening...I move it to the vault (healing doesn't work) again and again, but they keep popping up. Spybot kept popping up asking about changes in the registry, until I told it to keep saying no. I'm also getting "memory cannot be read" errors. No idea what it actually is, all the trojans AVG is finding are different. I think its one thing that got in and invited its friends, I haven't had a problem prior to this. Damn Chrono Trigger sites!

Hope I followed instructions right:

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 22:35:46.53 on Tue 12/23/2008
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1321 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
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First off, I'm really thankful that there's a place like this to go for help. Thank you in advance.
The problem is whenever I go to a site I usually frequent I get redirected to a search site. I just tried to go to my own wesite and got redirected again. I downloaded Hijack this and was hoping someone would take a look at the log and tell me what I should do. Thanks very much.
Scott
hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:04:41 PM, on 11/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wintab32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\ShortCut ES2\signlab6.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Graphics 12\Programs\CorelDRW.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\scott\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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i started getting random pop ups from CiD.com ive read through some of the other forums on this topic and ive downloaded and run hijackthis. my computer is running Win XP. heres the hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:56:45 PM, on 8/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\IMSafer\bin\imsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
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My internet explorer keeps getting redirected everytime i click on a link and i get warnings from avg saying blackhole exploit virus are being found, explorere keeps crashing and closing unexpectedly too, log files attached.

Attach.zip

DDS.zip

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Daddy at 12:36:39.78 on 11/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2813.1582 [GMT 0:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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attached log too ark.txt

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Hello,

I've been experiencing an odd problem over the last couple of days. All of a sudden I am unable to veiw about 75% of my internet bookmarks or any site for that matter. they all come up with the same general IE message "The page cannot be displayed". The odd one will reload after a few refreshes but most don't come up at all. I contacted my ISP and everything appears fine on their end, we also checked Lan settings, I powered down both my router and modem, as well as several release/renew procedures. And oddly my MSN messenger and email or both working fine.

I then started to think that it may have been some type of Browser hyjacking/virus, and performed my usual, Norton /Adaware scan which came up clean (The odd tracking cookie nothing to serious)

So I came here and read/ installed / preformed all the additional suggested scanning and cleaning steps. and aside from the online scan at Trend Mirco (wasn't able to open the page) all the newly installed progams came up with minor stuff, like tracking cookies and data miners. I haven't gone as far as the "Hijack this" and although my device manager shows no conflicts, I'm thinking it may be a hardware issue like my NIC card or something...

Is anyone familiar with a Browser Hijacker that works in this manner? or have any recommendations on things I might check/try.

Thanks
C
 

Answer:Browser Hijacking...???

Hi Chris,

It doesn't sound like malware to me. Did you recently install SP2? It has had issues with Norton that result in similar problems. It may well be a settings type issue. You could temporarily uninstall Norton to rule that out.
Also, you might try asking the regulars in Hardware and Software forums for input if you rule out malware.

Best luck,

PP
 

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Hi Guys,

I'm having trouble with my browser getting hijacked when I click on a link in Google, Yahoo, etc. I have tried Spy-Bot, AdAware, Spy Dr (all free versions) but nothing found a problem. MS OneCare Safety Scanner identified the problem as a Trojan:W32/Alureon.gen!H.

I'm running Vista Home Premium on a Dell XPS M1210 Laptop

Here is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:17:53 AM, on 3/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
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Please advise what needs to be removed. Have already run AW6, SSD in normal and safe mode on WXPSP1 wksta. Thanks.

Startup List log:

StartupList report, 8/12/2004, 10:35:16 AM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\ccraver\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for startuplist1521.zip\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NALNTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dpmw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Castelle\FaxPress\FaxTray.Exe
C:\Program Files\Castelle\FaxPress\ExCnvt.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Hey guys, here is one that I have not run across before. I can get online, and go to any page that I want if I type the address in the address bar, but if I click on a link it takes me to this page:

http://adservices10.marchex.com/

Any ideas??
 

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i have a browser thats being highjacked. When i perform a search, the results show up, but if i choose when i get redirected. I am unable to run my malwarebytes-antimalware program, it will install fine but will not run. I tried to run the DDS program like instructed but never received a log. I have attached one from highjack this. I also get music and what sounds like commercials coming through my speakers? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:37:21, on 4/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

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Hello.Please run Combofix.Download and Run ComboFix (Rename Before Saving)Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2 Link 3Refer to the page below for further instructions on running ComboFix. This includes installing the Recovery Console. Note that you do not need your Windows XP disk to install it. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a open a report for you. Post back with it. It is at C:\ComboFix.txt.Do not mouseclick the ComboFix window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.With Regards,Extremeboy

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Hi all, as with many computer users my IE6 browser has been hijacked and wont relinquish its grip. The following comes up in the address bar -

res://ufjhn.dll/index.html#96676

I have Adaware6.0, SpywareBlaster and HiJackThis installed.
I regularily run Adaware and find the same 31 malware files day after day.

Day after day I quarantine and delete them only to have them reappear.
Heres what I do-
&#61623; Scan with Adaware6.0
&#61623; Quarantine and delete offending items
&#61623; Rescan with Adaware6.0
&#61623; All will be OK, nothing found.

However if I now launch IE6 (without even being connected to the internet) and rescan with Adaware6.0 I will find the same browser hijackers reinstalled ............. why ??

Not only this but my internet security settings keep changing to enable all ActiveX controls and plug-ins ........ not good.

Can anyone suggest what is going on and what I need to post here to rid myself of this evil ??

Thanks in adavnce ............ SP
 

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This is my first time using this site or posting to these boards. After struggling to resolve these issues on my own, I couldn't take it anymore. I needed to seek help. I thankful that a place like this exists to lend support to the afflicted.I'm dealing with a couple of things. Not every time, but many times, when I open a browser window in internet explorer, my homepage opens, but then is IMMEDIATELY overlayed by two or three other windows. The taskbar shows "clickbank" loading, which then displays ads for "carb burning", body by jake ads, or loan ads. I can't close any of the windows until they open completely, which is a time consuming/ wasting process, plus just annoying as all hell.Secondly, and more recently, "about:blank-microsoft internet explorer" has begun running underneath my browser page. So, consequently, whenever I go to another web page, etc., there is a delay, I would assume, from the "about:blank" page loading beneath what I am looking at. Also, when I close my browser, there is a delay of several seconds as my browser window closes, and then reveals the "about:blank" window beneath (a blank, white screen), which takes a couple of second to close. Overall, it slows down the internet process considerably as I try to click from one page to the next.I am running Norton Anti-virus. The definitions are up to date. I have also run Ad-Aware SE, Spyware Blaster, and CW Shredder, which has not detected coolweb search... Read more

Answer:Browser Hijacking

Welcome indyfan05 to Bleeping Computer.Obi-wan Kenobi seems to be busy, hope I'll do Please disable Spyware Doctor, as it may interfere with the fix. To disable Spyware Doctor:Click the Spyware Doctor icon in the System Tray.Click Settings.Click Startup Settings under Pick a Category.Uncheck Run at Windows startup.Click Apply and Exit Spyware DoctorOnce your log is clean you can re-enable Spyware Doctor. ***Please disable SpybotSD?s protection, as it may hinder the removal of the infection. You can enable it after you're clean.Open Spybot and click on Mode and check Advanced ModeCheck yes to next window.Click on Tools in bottom left hand corner.Click on Resident icon.Uncheck Teatimer box and/or Uncheck Resident.Close Spybot.***To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.Click Windows System and uncheck all items.Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.Exit Spysweeper.***Download CleanUp!.If that doesn?t work, use this link.Here is a tutorial which describes its usage:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-cleanup/Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:*Click "Options"*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"*Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle BinsDelete CookiesDelete Prefetch filesScan local drives for temporary filesCleanup! All UsersClick OKPress the CleanUp&... Read more

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Question: browser hijacking

Any one know how browser hijacking works some said you get by clicking on an ActiveX or a ActiveX or Java script running is that true.

And what about clicking on a pop up or banner some was saying you get that way
Some also malwar comes this way you get virus or spywar by pop up or banner or ActiveX or Java script
 

Answer:browser hijacking

I can't find it in my computers books .I don't know if this is true
 

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Question: browser hijacking

sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but i know my browser is being hijacked cause it keeps redirecting me to some random website

heres a hijack this log (idk what to delete)


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C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311T\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicDisc2\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\010101\Warden.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\Clan-DT\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\DarkTemplars\DarkTemplars\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\DT-Baal\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\DT-Chaos\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Bots\Bots\Dt-Trivia\Dt-Trivia\StealthBot v2.6R3.exe
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Answer:browser hijacking

does anyone know how to fix this? -.-

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Question: Browser hijacking

Hi all,

I have an unwanted javascript at the end of all browsed pages. It is independent from the browser, occurs with IE and Fiorefox also.

So, I have created a hijackthis and a combofix logs, you can find them as attachment.

Could someone halp me how can I remove this hijacking?

Thank you!
 

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My friend's father seems to be the victim of a browser hijacking, and possibly other malignant software. The computer is too bogged down to properly run Ad-Aware or a virus scanner. I ran HijackThis and got the following log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:48:50 PM, on 7/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\cox\applications\app\CurtainsSysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\DAD\Application Data\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\Prism.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Winferno\Secure IE\SIEPulse.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
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Answer:possible browser hijacking

You have 2 AV's running, remove one - you only want one active AV on a system

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Download http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
· Restart your computer
· After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
· Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
· Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
· Choose your usual account.
· Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
· Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
· It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
· Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
· When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
· Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
· Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log
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I have read numerous posts and I am almost certain my browser has been hi jacked...ran anti-spyware,did a virus check, but can not run malware software nor open any other .exe files. I am in safemode now because my computer freezes up in normal mode and internet will open sometimes and or if it does when clicking a link from google search it redirects to another page that has nothing to do with the search?? Also I am getting a 'svchost.exe application error' all the time now. WTH? is going on here?? I have spent almost 4 days trying to figure this out before finding this forum to no avail...any help would be appreciated thankx.DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Foster at 16:17:24.95 on Thu 03/26/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.721 [GMT -6:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Foster\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\AIPFHANX\dds[1].scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ==... Read more

Answer:Browser Hijacking Going On?

No help i guess??

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I am running Win XP with service pack 3. AMD Athlon XP2100MHz 2600+ Memory 2048Mb Running on a wireless home network using Linksys router. Other computers on the network are unaffected by this problem.I use Firefox as my browser but the same effects occur with IE. Using Google I am redirected to unwanted sites and assume this is what is known as hijacking. I notice that the name Google-analytics often appears in the URL address box but then the address can change rapidly many times before I am logged on to an unrequested site. The problem seems common but each occurenceseems to have its own differences so I have no idea where to start to try and cure the problem. Can you help?Edit: Moved topic from Bleeping Computer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Browser hijacking

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

Answer:browser hijacking

This topic has been closed. If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact me via pm with the address of the thread.Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

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I have gotten rid of most of the spyware via Microsoft's Anti-Spyware and Adware's program but can't seem to clean up my browser (Can't get rid of the R1 dll's that keep re-installing. Also, I keep getting explorer.exe errors when I try to open navigate my hard drive via windows explorer. Here is my Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:49:13 AM, on 7/6/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
c:\mssql7\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RioMSC.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
c:\mssql7\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\ORL\VNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\d3sa32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\Smtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Promon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Answer:Browser Hijacking won't go away.

Hi Brendan, and Welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' is checked under the 'Hidden Files and Folders' section. Also make sure there is no checkmark beside 'Hide file extensions for known file types' or 'Hide protected operating system files'.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Please download Ad-aware at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. We will use this later.

Download CWShredder at http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CWShredder.sfx.exe We will use this later.

First Click here to download cwsserviceremove.zip and unzip it to your desktop. Do not run it now.

Download AboutBuster http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/AboutBuster.sfx.exe and uncompress the files to a folder on your the Desktop... Read more

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Hello all,

Thanks you all for your time. I would greatly appreciate any help in regards to the HJT scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:20:19 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxctcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PccGuide.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
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Answer:Please Help! Browser Hijacking???

Welcome to TSG
Download Combofix from this webpage: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
 

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Every once in a while I stumble upon some kind of scam webpage which won't let me close the tab or do anything else unless I press something on a shady dialogue box saying "oh you didn't want to do exit, press ok and continue!" Is there a name for this so that I may find a good workaround for closing Firefox tabs?Here is an example for any experts who are interested; a tinyurl from an unrelated YouTube video's description. I had to close the dialogue box from its titlebar close button, drag my tabs into a new window, and kill that window. htt<BROKEN>p://tinyu<BROKEN>rl.com/3xwhq6qThanks!Edit: Moved topic from Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I've a serious problem with IE browser being hijacked with numerous pop-ups and redirecting to other websites. I ran all the spyware help, (Adaware,Spybot,Windows defender), and they find stuff and remove them but they come right back. I dowmloaded Hijackthis and install it. I just don't know what to fixand repair without messing something else up. I'm including the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:49:09 PM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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Answer:Need help with browser hijacking !

Hi, juxie123.

Welcome to TSG.

Download the HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager.

Unzip HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager
Run HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
Click on "File Handling".
Click on "Restore MS Hosts File".
Click OK on the Confirmation box.
Click on "Make Read Only?"
Click the X to exit the program.
Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.
Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item wit... Read more

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Question: Browser Hijacking

I have performed all the steps outlined in the preparatory guide to use before posting a log. My HijackThis log appears below. The problem I am having is periodically being redirected to undesirable websites while surfing, some which cannot be found and some pornographic. I am running Windows Media Center Edition and this mostly occurs while using Internet Explorer version 7.0.5730.11. Any and all help is appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:17:45 AM, on 10/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\m... Read more

Answer:Browser Hijacking

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Mikey L My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Download and run Fixwareout from the link below: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeAfter the reboot post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt in your next reply.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.Now download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.

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Hi,I have Norton Personal Firewall. I've tried running Norton Antivirus, AdAware SE, Spybot S&D, Spysubtract and CWShredder. I also have Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster. All of these (fully updated) have failed to prevent what looks like a hijacker from creeping in.Any chance of some help with this?Hopefully,HeraLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 21:37:19, on 30/06/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:HJT log [hijacking web browser]

If you still need help, could you post a fresh log please?

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Question: browser hijacking-

Hi,I've been dealing with browser hijacking now for over a month. First it hit my IE and I've tried every spy ware tool and virus tool commonly known but it hasn't stopped the random pages opening or all the redirects. I even went as far as to shut down Internet Explorer and use Mozilla Firefox. This worked for a little while but then recently something got to Mozilla and it is everywhere.I am so frustrated. Should I just go ahead and download all the programs stated in all the other forum exchanges and see if they work?Here are the scans from HijackThis.This is the first Scan:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:24:17 AM, on 8/2/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\BellSouth\Application Center\BsnAppCenter.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1 ... Read more

Answer:browser hijacking-

Hello LLS and welcome to the BC malware forum. Let's start out with this.Download WinPFind.zip and unzip the contents to the C:\ folder.Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Locate the c:\winpfind\winpfind.exe file and double-click it to run it. Now click the Start Scan button to begin the scan.When the scan is complete reboot normally and post the WinPFind.txt file (located in the WinPFind folder) back here so I can review it.OT

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Question: Browser Hijacking

Hi, I have a problem... every time I click (left or right) in Chrome I get a new tab of varied content. which makes it impossible to surf.. I have tried to follow you guide, but still get the same problem.
I hope you can help me

// Nicke
 

Answer:Browser Hijacking

Re run Malware Bytes and have it remove all that it finds. Once done... re scan and upload a hopefully clean log.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.

Do the below:
Reset Google Chrome to defaults

How are things running?
 

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Hi,I had a virtumond virus last month and ran several specialized programs and S&D, SaS, MAM, etc... but I still get occasional redirects (maybe once a day or something)... annoying enough that I'd like help to clean it all out I ran the gmer and have that ready.thanks.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Matt Reddick at 18:55:58.56 on Fri 03/12/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1337 [GMT -5:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1368 [VPS 100312-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}AV: *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A

-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: Online Armor Firewall *disabled* {B797DAA0-7E2E-4711-8BB3-

D12744F1922A}FW: *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Tall Emu\Online Armor\oacat.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Fi... Read more

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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