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Windows 7: My IE11 Google browser has been Hijacked!?

22 Feb 2014   #1
scottls59901

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 
My IE11 Google browser has been Hijacked!?

Yesterday when I opened IE11 (fully win updated) after a cold startup, I noticed that the "Install Google Chrome" button was missing (FF27.01 too)?
Then when I went to browse Redbox, nothing was showing properly (very slow/garbled!))?
I rebooted & ran negative KIS2013 Full/Critical/rootkit scans.

Rebooted again, and ran my Full on-demand scans (KIS disabled until Restart)-
MBAM was negative.
Emsisoft-Kit found a High Risk browser hijacker in the registry- Quarantined/reboot twice.


I have since been able to restore FF to normal Google homepage (with Chrome), but Not IE11 (seems OK otherwise?).
I've tried Deleting all web page history, Signing out/In, retyping the URL..., but still no Chrome?

I'm scared to use IE11 now, and wonder how I can restore it!?

Other thoughts- In the past I hated the Chrome nag, but Now I love it!




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23 Feb 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottls59901 View Post
Yesterday when I opened IE11 (fully win updated) after a cold startup, I noticed that the "Install Google Chrome" button was missing (FF27.01 too)?


Other thoughts- In the past I hated the Chrome nag, but Now I love it!
I know of No Install Chrome button inside Internet explorer or Firefox,
I'm sure if you opening to Google.com as a home page in either Google would show a popup saying install Chrome...
You love a Chrome Nag to install Chrome even though you say you have Chrome installed ?
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html
Reset process first opening Internet explorer
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24 Feb 2014   #3
scottls59901

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottls59901 View Post
Yesterday when I opened IE11 (fully win updated) after a cold startup, I noticed that the "Install Google Chrome" button was missing (FF27.01 too)?


Other thoughts- In the past I hated the Chrome nag, but Now I love it!
I know of No Install Chrome button inside Internet explorer or Firefox,
I'm sure if you opening to Google.com as a home page in either Google would show a popup saying install Chrome...
You love a Chrome Nag to install Chrome even though you say you have Chrome installed ?
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html
Reset process first opening Internet explorer
-You are correct about No Chrome nag in IE11, but there is one on my FF (I didn't like Chrome's lack of user controls, and uninstalled it!).

-I fixed my computer by reinstalling IE11, and emptying the Huge FF Cache (I wonder if the Zero day Flash 12.0.0.70 update let something in?).
-The reason I love the Chrome nag is that it's absence alerted me that my FF browser had been hijacked!
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24 Feb 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Your correct about the lack of control in Chrome which it's delete all on exit or none,
This is a great little utility to clear garbage from Java and a bunch of other stuff,
Temp files delete run it as administrator and Start,
Shut down your machine after use so it will clear it's findings,
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

I can't say anything about Chrome nag alerting of anything malicious,
Chrome will run everything without notice good/ bad or ugly,
Cheers.
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