damned bugs - HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by chuckonetwo, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. chuckonetwo

    chuckonetwo Guest

    Hi all

    I think I've got some bug in my system that keeps changing my homepage (in
    Tools/Internet Options/Homepage) to http://freednshost.info/ .

    Even if I go in and change the address to something else, it is reverting to
    this page. It's also adding links to my favourites and posting shortcuts to
    my desktop

    It is highly annoying - can someone help?

    Sean
     
    chuckonetwo, Apr 23, 2004
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  2. chuckonetwo

    zzz Guest

    chuckonetwo wrote:
    > Hi all
    >
    > I think I've got some bug in my system that keeps changing my homepage (in
    > Tools/Internet Options/Homepage) to http://freednshost.info/ .
    >
    > Even if I go in and change the address to something else, it is reverting to
    > this page. It's also adding links to my favourites and posting shortcuts to
    > my desktop
    >
    > It is highly annoying - can someone help?
    >
    > Sean
    >
    >


    First use Google, then stop using IE, try Mozilla, Opera or some other
    browser.

    You have installed and run the free Spybot and Adaware? You have looked
    in the list of starting programs to see if it is running at startup?

    Have you looked at
    http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/101891.html or
    http://www.mcse.ms/message559778.html

    g-w
     
    zzz, Apr 23, 2004
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  3. chuckonetwo

    chuckonetwo Guest

    thanks for the lead. How do i see what programs happen on windows startup?

    "zzz" <> wrote in message
    news:Fl5ic.1131$...
    > chuckonetwo wrote:
    > > Hi all
    > >
    > > I think I've got some bug in my system that keeps changing my homepage

    (in
    > > Tools/Internet Options/Homepage) to http://freednshost.info/ .
    > >
    > > Even if I go in and change the address to something else, it is

    reverting to
    > > this page. It's also adding links to my favourites and posting

    shortcuts to
    > > my desktop
    > >
    > > It is highly annoying - can someone help?
    > >
    > > Sean
    > >
    > >

    >
    > First use Google, then stop using IE, try Mozilla, Opera or some other
    > browser.
    >
    > You have installed and run the free Spybot and Adaware? You have looked
    > in the list of starting programs to see if it is running at startup?
    >
    > Have you looked at
    > http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/101891.html or
    > http://www.mcse.ms/message559778.html
    >
    > g-w
     
    chuckonetwo, Apr 23, 2004
    #3
  4. chuckonetwo

    zzz Guest

    chuckonetwo wrote:
    > thanks for the lead. How do i see what programs happen on windows startup?
    >
    > "zzz" <> wrote in message
    > news:Fl5ic.1131$...
    >


    For most windows besides Win2000 just use START|RUN and enter MSCONFIG.
    The Startup tab in the new window lists what is starting. You can then
    compare your list with http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php database
    to see what each program is if the name is not descriptive enough to
    know what program uses it. For Win 2000 download StartupCop from PC
    Magazine.

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/ can be a good source for spywrae info.

    g-w
     
    zzz, Apr 23, 2004
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  5. chuckonetwo

    johns Guest

    You have a hijacker, and it has a dropper that is going
    to infect your system over and over. Spybot and AdAware will only remove the
    infection after it "unpacks".
    You also have to remove the "dropper". The only way to
    do that is look for it by date and delete it by hand. Also
    look for services that not dated properly, and track down
    the .exe and delete it. More than likely there will be quite
    a bit of this stuff spread around your system, and it will
    take a day or two of hunting this crap down. What I do
    is: first I have a very large hard drive .. 160 gig .. split
    C: - D: I run a disk imaging program that keeps an
    image on the D-drive. If I get infected like this, I simply
    reimage the C-drive and I'm back to normal in about
    an hour. It is generally a good idea to use your D-drive
    to store valuable data, and email backup, etc. These
    trojans and "droppers" don't speak D-drive, and
    a simple reimage will wipe them quickly. The best program out there I've
    found is DriveImage2002.
    Ghost from Symantec is probably OK, but I tested it
    and thought it was crap.

    johns
     
    johns, Apr 25, 2004
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  6. On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 08:23:20 GMT, "chuckonetwo"
    <> wrote:

    >Hi all
    >
    >I think I've got some bug in my system that keeps changing my homepage (in
    >Tools/Internet Options/Homepage) to http://freednshost.info/ .
    >
    >Even if I go in and change the address to something else, it is reverting to
    >this page. It's also adding links to my favourites and posting shortcuts to
    >my desktop
    >
    >It is highly annoying - can someone help?
    >
    >Sean
    >


    lotsa info on:
    http://www.nondisputandum.com/html/anti_spyware.html
    http://www.nondisputandum.com/html/system_cleaner.html
    greetz
     
    nondisputandum.com, Apr 25, 2004
    #6
  7. chuckonetwo

    Butcher Guest

    "chuckonetwo" <> wrote in message
    news:4088d277$...
    > Hi all
    >
    > I think I've got some bug in my system that keeps changing my homepage (in
    > Tools/Internet Options/Homepage) to http://freednshost.info/ .
    >
    > Even if I go in and change the address to something else, it is reverting

    to
    > this page. It's also adding links to my favourites and posting shortcuts

    to
    > my desktop
    >
    > It is highly annoying - can someone help?
    >
    > Sean
    >


    If it keeps returning after you may have the latest version of CWS. Very
    persistent.

    Go here for removal instructions
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41843&st=0
     
    Butcher, Apr 26, 2004
    #7
  8. chuckonetwo

    Kagan Guest

    Remove freednshosting from the registry manually , as well as removing
    all the temporary files, list all .exe files that's recently been
    installed.. delete unknowns.. then.. check your IE settings under
    Accessiblity make sure that nothing is selected.. you'll find which
    file is running under system32.. simply delete it.
     
    Kagan, Apr 28, 2004
    #8
  9. chuckonetwo

    The Prophecy Guest

  10. chuckonetwo

    chuckonetwo Guest

    Life with computers shouldnt be like this!

    Thanks everyone for all the educating. I tried a few different things but
    ended up doing a systems restore as the easiest option,

    Sean

    "Kagan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Remove freednshosting from the registry manually , as well as removing
    > all the temporary files, list all .exe files that's recently been
    > installed.. delete unknowns.. then.. check your IE settings under
    > Accessiblity make sure that nothing is selected.. you'll find which
    > file is running under system32.. simply delete it.
     
    chuckonetwo, Apr 30, 2004
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