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Help please re: antispywaresoft

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Johno please?, 15 May 2010.

  1. Johno please?

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,140

    Location: Swindon

    A little help please, I managed to get infected with this antispywaresoft and successfully removed it, but firefox is still re directing me to websites I don’t want to go to :(

    I’ve looked in regedit and removed all of the antispywaresoft gubbins with no luck and uninstalled firefox etc, anyone shed some light on what I could do next?
     
  2. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    Could you open C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS in Notepad and post the contents here?
     
  3. Johno please?

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,140

    Location: Swindon

    ummmmm this is all that comes up.... :confused:

    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
     
  4. theheyes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2007

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    Location: Manchester

    Host file looks fine. How did you "remove" it?
     
  5. Johno please?

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,140

    Location: Swindon

    Removed all the registrys and associated files... also downloaded "malwarebytes anti-malware" which was suggested on some sites, which picked up a file i missed.
     
  6. mrk

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    Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN button

    Make sure that auto detect is enabled and proxy etc disabled?
     
  7. Johno please?

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,140

    Location: Swindon

    hmmm im on XP, I don't have internet options, just network connections and I couldn't find a LAN tab in there.
     
  8. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Connections tab, not LAN tab - You'll also find it in IE > Tools > Internet options.
     
  9. Johno please?

    Mobster

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    ah k, Yea its on "no proxy"
     
  10. Mr_Moose

    Gangster

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    Location: Grangemouth, Scotland

    Just a thought but did you try scanning with Malwarebytes in SafeMode (F8 on boot if I remember right)???
     
  11. Destination

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2009

    Posts: 20,575

    Did you disable system restore when you ran malwarebytes in safe mode?
    Just to make sure it isn;t repalcing files elsewhere wach time you boot?
     
  12. Johno please?

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,140

    Location: Swindon

    ok ill give these things a go cheers.