Internet explorer 7 default search

Home built / Msi k7n2 delta-ilsr
March 20, 2009 at 14:18:03
Specs: windows xp pro/sp2, Amd athlon xp 3200+/
Everytime i open internet explorer my default search changes back to yahoo and i have google set as my default. I change it back and remove yahoo from the list. When i close internet explorer and reopen it yahoo is back and set as my default search.. Can someone please shed some light on this problem. Thanxs in advance.

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March 21, 2009 at 00:54:52
wiked_wrathchyld, SWAG, what you describe sounds like a Trojan(?) to me. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean , other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so it doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
April 22, 2009 at 19:48:09
Its not a virus ED, unless my windows xp cd has a virus embedded into it. Everytime I install windows on a computer it does this now and I have done 4 install this week alone. Its very annoying, it doesnt show you what you searched for its a bunch of crapware. Yahoo paid some big bucks for this one. Yahoo is horrible any damn way. But its not a virus.

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