Brower redirect issue

Lenovo / 20074eu
July 18, 2010 at 07:45:39
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.828 GHz / 1022 MB
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. My computer has two strange things going on. One is a "Just-In-Time Debugging" keeps popping up and under "possible debuggers" the selection is "New Instance of Microsoft Script Editor". No matter how many times I try to close it, it comes back either immediately or eventually.

The second issue involves a browers redirect. If I type the web addresses in directly, there doesn't seem to be an issue..but if I use Yahoo or Google, etc....and do a search, any link I then click on goes to some random webpages.

Again, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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#1
July 18, 2010 at 07:53:19
Hey the second issue used to be a batch virus workstation.
now it is used in java and java drive byes.
which basicly a site you go on, then a java virus silently changes your system hosts file to redirect a certain site to a certain site.

you will have to use either system restore, any bakup disk utilities or pretty much anything that will most likely restore that hosts file.

for the first option, try disabling the process in task manager, and block the program through firewall.


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#2
July 18, 2010 at 07:54:09
"you will have to use either system restore, any bakup disk utilities or pretty much anything that will most likely restore that hosts file."

Sorry, a system restore will NOT restore your hosts file...don't know where you got that info!

piebaldyingyang,
your PC is full of viruses and spyware by the sounds of it.
Download and run these free cleaners which are all listed on 1 page in my red signature link for easy access
1- Malwarebytes
2- Trojan Remover
3- Hitman Pro
Run the above progs 1st.
They all remove different things and if that doesn't work you can use combofix, be sure to follow the onscreen instructions carefully
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#3
July 18, 2010 at 07:56:32
Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which process in task manager to diable. Any suggestions?

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#4
July 18, 2010 at 07:59:07
XPUser4Real,

Thanks for the help. I am will run these programs and see if that solves it. Thanks again


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#5
July 18, 2010 at 15:15:20
Well, I ran malwarebytes and trojan remover but it did not get rid of the problem. Tried running Hitman Pro but couldn't get it to run..not sure what that was about. Is the Combofix program fairly safe? I am using a computer with McAfee (alot of good that did).

Thanks again


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#6
July 18, 2010 at 15:24:47
follow the directions on the website and you should be fine.

I would also suggest turfing McAfee, uninstall it in add/remove and then use the MCPR.exe program from the McAfee website to totally remove all registry trash created by it and then using another free V, I would suggest Avast Free (been using it for 10 yrs now without problems) or AVG (tried it yrs ago, it wouldn't update so I switched to Avast and never turned back.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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