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Dan
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      04-05-2004
Help Please!!!!

My browser (IE6) seems to be hijacked.
The home page gets changed to http://about-blank.ws/
and 3 icons appear on the desktop, namely: "Debt Solutions", "Party
Poker.com" and "Party Poker".
Each time I drag the icons to the recycle bin they reappear in a few
minutes.

I am the only one to use this computer and never knowingly visit dodgy or
porn sites.
This appears to have happened whilst googling for 'ebay'. (Maybe just
coincidence)
I have tried Spybot and Hijackthis without success. I have also tried
Adaware with the latest reflist file. Adaware detects about 66 items and
then hangs up.

Now every 5 minutes I also get IE6 opening by itself with a warning message
saying: "You have visited an illegal pedo site. Click on button to use
CLEANSPACE to remove"

Could some experts please, please help?

Thanks & regards,

Dan


 
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°Mike°
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      04-05-2004
You have been hijacked by CoolWebSearch.

CWShredder (CoolWebSearch remover)
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip


On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 18:40:28 +0100, in
<c4s5nn$itj$1$(E-Mail Removed)>
Dan scrawled:

>Help Please!!!!
>
>My browser (IE6) seems to be hijacked.
>The home page gets changed to http://about-blank.ws/
>and 3 icons appear on the desktop, namely: "Debt Solutions", "Party
>Poker.com" and "Party Poker".
>Each time I drag the icons to the recycle bin they reappear in a few
>minutes.
>
>I am the only one to use this computer and never knowingly visit dodgy or
>porn sites.
>This appears to have happened whilst googling for 'ebay'. (Maybe just
>coincidence)
>I have tried Spybot and Hijackthis without success. I have also tried
>Adaware with the latest reflist file. Adaware detects about 66 items and
>then hangs up.
>
>Now every 5 minutes I also get IE6 opening by itself with a warning message
>saying: "You have visited an illegal pedo site. Click on button to use
>CLEANSPACE to remove"
>
>Could some experts please, please help?
>
>Thanks & regards,
>
>Dan
>


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Dan
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      04-05-2004
Thanks °Mike°

I'll give that a try. (Cwshredder).
Hope it sorts out my problem.
Many thanks for the quick response and help. Much appreciated.

Regards

Dan

BTW Can anything be done about these type of people? Can't see how they get
anything from it as it only puts peoples' backs up!


"°Mike°" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:40769b48.11757062@localhost...
> You have been hijacked by CoolWebSearch.
>
> CWShredder (CoolWebSearch remover)
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip
>
>
> On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 18:40:28 +0100, in
> <c4s5nn$itj$1$(E-Mail Removed)>
> Dan scrawled:
>
> >Help Please!!!!
> >
> >My browser (IE6) seems to be hijacked.
> >The home page gets changed to http://about-blank.ws/
> >and 3 icons appear on the desktop, namely: "Debt Solutions", "Party
> >Poker.com" and "Party Poker".
> >Each time I drag the icons to the recycle bin they reappear in a few
> >minutes.
> >
> >I am the only one to use this computer and never knowingly visit dodgy or
> >porn sites.
> >This appears to have happened whilst googling for 'ebay'. (Maybe just
> >coincidence)
> >I have tried Spybot and Hijackthis without success. I have also tried
> >Adaware with the latest reflist file. Adaware detects about 66 items and
> >then hangs up.
> >
> >Now every 5 minutes I also get IE6 opening by itself with a warning

message
> >saying: "You have visited an illegal pedo site. Click on button to use
> >CLEANSPACE to remove"
> >
> >Could some experts please, please help?
> >
> >Thanks & regards,
> >
> >Dan
> >

>
> --
> Basic computer maintenance
> http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html



 
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°Mike°
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      04-05-2004
You're welcome. As to what can be done, I'm
not a lawyer, but you can bet if there was a
way to stop them in their tracks, it would have
been done by now. What do they get from it?
They get money from advertising referrals, why
else would they do it?


On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 19:09:10 +0100, in
<c4s7dh$ck3$1$(E-Mail Removed)>
Dan scrawled:

>Thanks °Mike°
>
>I'll give that a try. (Cwshredder).
>Hope it sorts out my problem.
>Many thanks for the quick response and help. Much appreciated.
>
>Regards
>
>Dan
>
>BTW Can anything be done about these type of people? Can't see how they get
>anything from it as it only puts peoples' backs up!
>
>
>"°Mike°" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:40769b48.11757062@localhost...
>> You have been hijacked by CoolWebSearch.
>>
>> CWShredder (CoolWebSearch remover)
>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 18:40:28 +0100, in
>> <c4s5nn$itj$1$(E-Mail Removed)>
>> Dan scrawled:
>>
>> >Help Please!!!!
>> >
>> >My browser (IE6) seems to be hijacked.
>> >The home page gets changed to http://about-blank.ws/
>> >and 3 icons appear on the desktop, namely: "Debt Solutions", "Party
>> >Poker.com" and "Party Poker".
>> >Each time I drag the icons to the recycle bin they reappear in a few
>> >minutes.
>> >
>> >I am the only one to use this computer and never knowingly visit dodgy or
>> >porn sites.
>> >This appears to have happened whilst googling for 'ebay'. (Maybe just
>> >coincidence)
>> >I have tried Spybot and Hijackthis without success. I have also tried
>> >Adaware with the latest reflist file. Adaware detects about 66 items and
>> >then hangs up.
>> >
>> >Now every 5 minutes I also get IE6 opening by itself with a warning

>message
>> >saying: "You have visited an illegal pedo site. Click on button to use
>> >CLEANSPACE to remove"
>> >
>> >Could some experts please, please help?
>> >
>> >Thanks & regards,
>> >
>> >Dan
>> >

>>
>> --
>> Basic computer maintenance
>> http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html

>


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reid decker
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      04-06-2004
Empty the recycle bin and they should be gone for good.
"Dan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Help Please!!!!
>
> My browser (IE6) seems to be hijacked.
> The home page gets changed to http://about-blank.ws/
> and 3 icons appear on the desktop, namely: "Debt Solutions", "Party
> Poker.com" and "Party Poker".
> Each time I drag the icons to the recycle bin they reappear in a few
> minutes.
>
> I am the only one to use this computer and never knowingly visit dodgy or
> porn sites.
> This appears to have happened whilst googling for 'ebay'. (Maybe just
> coincidence)
> I have tried Spybot and Hijackthis without success. I have also tried
> Adaware with the latest reflist file. Adaware detects about 66 items and
> then hangs up.
>
> Now every 5 minutes I also get IE6 opening by itself with a warning

message
> saying: "You have visited an illegal pedo site. Click on button to use
> CLEANSPACE to remove"
>
> Could some experts please, please help?
>
> Thanks & regards,
>
> Dan
>
>



 
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VooDoo
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      04-06-2004
reid decker wrote:

> Empty the recycle bin and they should be gone for good.


You're a genius Reid!
 
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michael turner
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      04-06-2004
On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 18:40:28 +0100, Dan wrote:

> Help Please!!!!
>
> My browser (IE6) seems to be hijacked.
> The home page gets changed to http://about-blank.ws/
> and 3 icons appear on the desktop, namely: "Debt Solutions", "Party
> Poker.com" and "Party Poker".


You've got just about everything you need for a good internet experience,
just add a couple of off-shore Viagra icons and you're all set.

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