Possible viral attack.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Alasdair Baxter, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. I seem to have picked up some sort of virus or "script" in Internet
    explorer version 6.2800.1106

    No matter what I set my home page to, it reverts to "about:blank" and
    the page consists of a very large list of links to such things as
    Viagra, Black Jack, Business Loans etc.

    If I place my cursor over these links, there appears at the right hand
    side of the taskbar "javascript: click ("Business Loans");" although
    it could be "Viagar" or whatever link I clicked on. The links don't
    connect to anything, however.

    Perhaps someone learned in these matters could tell me how to get rid
    of the problem

    By the way, I have scanned the system with the latest Norton Anti
    Virus which has found about 40 threats which I deleted but the problem
    with IE still remains.


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    Alasdair Baxter, Sep 22, 2004
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  2. Alasdair Baxter

    PK Guest

    Alasdair Baxter <> wrote:

    > I seem to have picked up some sort of virus or "script" in Internet
    > explorer version 6.2800.1106
    >
    > No matter what I set my home page to, it reverts to "about:blank" and
    > the page consists of a very large list of links to such things as
    > Viagra, Black Jack, Business Loans etc.
    >
    > If I place my cursor over these links, there appears at the right hand
    > side of the taskbar "javascript: click ("Business Loans");" although
    > it could be "Viagar" or whatever link I clicked on. The links don't
    > connect to anything, however.
    >
    > Perhaps someone learned in these matters could tell me how to get rid
    > of the problem
    >
    > By the way, I have scanned the system with the latest Norton Anti
    > Virus which has found about 40 threats which I deleted but the problem
    > with IE still remains.



    There is a program to fix that, including resetting the registry
    keys:.

    Browser Hijack Recover

    http://www.wamasoft.com/hijack/


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    PK

    In the real usenet
     
    PK, Sep 22, 2004
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  3. Alasdair Baxter

    Ron Martell Guest

    Alasdair Baxter <> wrote:

    >I seem to have picked up some sort of virus or "script" in Internet
    >explorer version 6.2800.1106
    >
    >No matter what I set my home page to, it reverts to "about:blank" and
    >the page consists of a very large list of links to such things as
    >Viagra, Black Jack, Business Loans etc.
    >
    >If I place my cursor over these links, there appears at the right hand
    >side of the taskbar "javascript: click ("Business Loans");" although
    >it could be "Viagar" or whatever link I clicked on. The links don't
    >connect to anything, however.
    >
    >Perhaps someone learned in these matters could tell me how to get rid
    >of the problem
    >
    >By the way, I have scanned the system with the latest Norton Anti
    >Virus which has found about 40 threats which I deleted but the problem
    >with IE still remains.



    Spyware infestation, and antivirus programs offer little protection
    against this. Go to MVP Jim Eshelman's Spyware Quick Fix page at
    http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm and follow the instructions there.

    Good luck


    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    --
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service
    http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

    "The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
     
    Ron Martell, Sep 22, 2004
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