#1 Posted on 29.5.04 2246.34 Reposted on: 29.5.11 2251.01
I had a trojan program (or whatever the hell it is) load itself on my pc to change my start page to http://js.searchx.cc. It shows itself on my system not as this web site, but only as "about: blank". I have tried running ad-aware 5.0, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3, HyjackThis v1.97.7, and CWShredder v1.57.0, all to try and get this thing outta my system. I have scanned every bit of my registry that I could find this thing on it, and sure enough, it keeps reappearing. I must have missed something, and some of these programs keep finding bits and pieces, but it comes back.
Has anyone ran into this thing before, or something like it? I have searched around for fixes, loaded the newest Windows updates, and wondered if anyone knew of anything else I could try besides reinstalling IE.
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#6 Posted on 31.5.04 0029.43 Reposted on: 31.5.11 0035.22
I had a similar problem about six months ago. I had the "google/C-panel" trojan. Whenever I went to any search engine, I was re-directed to www.cpanel.net and a message saying "there is no website configured at this address". It created a files called "hosts" inside my WINDOWS directory. I opened this file in Notepad, and sure enough it was a list of all the search engines. For giggles, I editted the file first to see if was the culprit, then eventually deleted it. I dunno..see if there's a "hosts" filed that's recently been created on your machine.
After that mess, I installed the free version of ZoneAlarm. Haven't had any problems, since.
Originally posted by kazhayashi81I had the same problem.. fixed it by downloading Sygate Personal Firewall, freeware off download.com. It's worked great for me so far, and with far less technical know-how than that message board :)
I really appreciate the help. I went ahead and got all the fixes and further help I needed from cubsfan's link (CWShredder, HijackThis, StartDreck, Win98Fix, and AdAware), and kaz's Sygate suggestion is working great thus far. Viva Wieners!
Of course, after I get this done and proclaim my Trojan-fighting prowess to my clan of dependents, the wife has to pull out disks she got to install Windows XP.
Talk about a Dusty finish...
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