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Windows 7: hijacker?

27 May 2011   #11

windows 7 home premium 64-bit

Evertone is awesome here! You have all been so very quick to help me out. I finally got in through safe mode by tapping F8. This hijacker wouldn't let me go to a ny MS pages that would instruct on the safe mode!

So I tried Malwarebytes and Spy-Bot in safe mode and neither found anything! I did a system restore from 2 weeks ago and all seems back to normal for now! Not sure how it got there in the first place.

Once again thank you all I am sure I will be back.

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27 May 2011   #12

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Good Show

Well you got it working, good for you. Some advice: Since we don't really know what the infection was I would do some more scanning. You say malwarebytes doesn't find anything. What are you using for an Anti Virus? You could always download Microsoft Security Essentials and scan with that. You could try free Avast. and when your are done scanning turn them all off except the one you prefer. You could even uninstall the ones you don't want. One other option you have is from an adminstrator command prompt* window run "mrt" (no quotes).

*Right click Command Prompt in Accesories and select "Run As Admin" for an elevated command prompt
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28 May 2011   #13
Agent Zach

Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 [x64]

I know that the issue has been solved, but does anyone think that his "hosts" file may have been compromised?

If the issue was appearing with every browser (including newly installed ones), the hosts file seems like it may have been the suspect...
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28 May 2011   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Agent Zach View Post
I know that the issue has been solved, but does anyone think that his "hosts" file may have been compromised?

If the issue was appearing with every browser (including newly installed ones), the hosts file seems like it may have been the suspect...
This is a good idea and can't hurt to look

callmemrv, this guide will help you check your host file, if you are unsure of anything then please don't hesitate to ask
Hosts File : Use in Windows 7 / Vista

An untouched host file would look something like this: hijacker?-hosts_info.jpg
Image was used from the above tutorial


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