Re: Adware "Hijacker" Situation...
From: Chuck (none_at_example.net)
Date: 9 Aug 2004 11:35:12 −0500
On Sun, 8 Aug 2004 16:53:15 −0400, "Montgomery BOO...URNS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Here's the problem I have and maybe someone could help me...
>First off, I have been using Netscape browser for quite some time now
>instead of IE just for the reason that no matter what security measures I
>would impose through IE itself or through a third party Internet Security
>software, I would still get annoying ad pop−ups when browsing to certain
>Now, I'm using Netscape browser and apparently some sort of adware has been
>installed on my system through Internet Explorer and even though IE isn't my
>default broswer this particular adware program launches IE anyway, it's
>incredibly annoying and I can't get rid of it.
>I had this problem before and the solution was pretty simple. All I had to
>do was go to my Control Panel and Add/Remove Programs and look for any
>unfamiliar programs on the list and uninstall them and it fixed it. This
>time around I did the same thing but apparently whatever this is, it doesn't
>come with an uninstaller and it's not that easy to get rid of.
>I tried using Spybot and other "REGISTRY CLEANER" programs but I'm still
>having the same problem. I'm guessing that not only was some sort of adware
>bot installed on my system, but whatever it is it's taken over the
>fuctioning of Internet Explorer and has actually "hijacked" my browsing
>capabilities. Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction to
>getting rid of this adware situation once and for all??
Spybot is an excellent protective tool − but it may not be the only tool needed.
Most adware and spyware does NOT come with an un install applet in Control
Panel. Everything named below is free, so you have nothing to lose but time.
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