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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 10:36:03 PM

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tonight, when going online, my home page was somehow changed. The background
was orange and the font was huge, no pics. Somehow the system settings are
changed but I can't detect where they changed. I am not totally computer
illiterate, but this one has me stumped. Before I do a system restore, I
thought I would post this message and see what anyone thinks could have
happened.

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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 11:50:43 PM

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sounds like spyware
I use Adaware by Lavasoft and Spybot Search and Destroy as well as the MS
Antispyware tool.
http://www.majorgeeks.com
left side, spyware tools, pick Adaware SE Personal and Spybot Search &
Destroy 1.4 from the list, download and install.
Update & Run them regularly.

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"Bobbie Walker" <BobbieWalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:38B8275E-9E03-4427-B504-E2DD365FE180@microsoft.com...
> tonight, when going online, my home page was somehow changed. The
> background
> was orange and the font was huge, no pics. Somehow the system settings are
> changed but I can't detect where they changed. I am not totally computer
> illiterate, but this one has me stumped. Before I do a system restore, I
> thought I would post this message and see what anyone thinks could have
> happened.
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 11:50:44 PM

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Thank you, I'll try that

"NotMe" wrote:

> sounds like spyware
> I use Adaware by Lavasoft and Spybot Search and Destroy as well as the MS
> Antispyware tool.
> http://www.majorgeeks.com
> left side, spyware tools, pick Adaware SE Personal and Spybot Search &
> Destroy 1.4 from the list, download and install.
> Update & Run them regularly.
>
> --
> A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
> "Bobbie Walker" <BobbieWalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:38B8275E-9E03-4427-B504-E2DD365FE180@microsoft.com...
> > tonight, when going online, my home page was somehow changed. The
> > background
> > was orange and the font was huge, no pics. Somehow the system settings are
> > changed but I can't detect where they changed. I am not totally computer
> > illiterate, but this one has me stumped. Before I do a system restore, I
> > thought I would post this message and see what anyone thinks could have
> > happened.
>
>
>
September 13, 2005 1:15:35 PM

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Bobbie Walker wrote:

> tonight, when going online, my home page was somehow changed. The background
> was orange and the font was huge, no pics. Somehow the system settings are
> changed but I can't detect where they changed. I am not totally computer
> illiterate, but this one has me stumped. Before I do a system restore, I
> thought I would post this message and see what anyone thinks could have
> happened.

Run these programs to check for spyware/malware. After installing
update them, then boot into safe mode and run them. You should update
and run them weekly.

Cwshredder
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_downloa...

Ad-aware SE
http://www.lavasoftusa.com

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org

Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner
http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10247783.html

If you’re still having problems after running these then run HijackThis
and post the log to one of the specialty forums, _NOT_ this one.

HijackThis
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3155

Forums to Interpret HijackThis Logs:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

After your system is clean use these programs to help keep it clean:

Spywareblaster
www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html

Spywareguard
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sgdownload.html

IE-SPYAD
http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm

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