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need help with adware

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    need help with adware


    hi guys,

    recently i was visiting a lot of sites for help with my Excel/Visual Basic problem. Now every day my www.yahoo.com starting page is changed to HOME.FIZZW.COM (yousearchdirect) and even with the adware removal program i ran...nothing changes.

    Anyone knowing how to get rid of this?

    thanks

    Jeff

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  2. #2


    Look in control panel / add remove progs and remove anything that you dont know what is. It include IE bars and such soft. Use MSCONFIG to check what is beeing loaded in startup.
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  3. #3


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    thanks Vrosa,

    well it is not at startup, i do not shut down the computer often. It happens every day around 12.00h.

    But i will try to find anything in the programs.

    Jeff



    nothing found in Programs.......
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  4. #4


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Although I'm not familiar with Win8 browser options, I assume it is the same as Win7 with IE9. look under manage add-ons>search providers and make sure that one isn't in there, and make sure there are no add-ons with that name as well. Then change your home page in "Internet options".
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  5. #5


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi DustSailor,

    nothing special under Manage Add Ons.....

    Deleted the key in the registry, still the same.

    I hate it that i am not in control of my computer.

    Thanks anyway

    Jeff
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    hi DustSailor,

    nothing special under Manage Add Ons.....

    Deleted the key in the registry, still the same.

    I hate it that i am not in control of my computer.

    Thanks anyway

    Jeff
    What AV are you using ?
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  7. #7


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    Jeff,
    Try this link and run it several times to see if can catch the Culprit.
    SF Diagnostic Tool - Using for Troubleshooting - Windows 7 Forums

    Also do a full MBAM scan
    THW
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  8. #8


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Are you sure you removed the virus? I don't know how well antiviruses are performing in win 8 o.0
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  9. #9


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well right now i do not use any AV, since my F-SECURE is not working under Win8.

    But it is not a virus, it is a software redirection i have. Maybe uninstalling IE and reinstall would help?

    It is nothing to be afraid of, just bothers me.

    Jeff
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  10. #10


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Here is an IE troubleshooter for IE9 from the Win7 forums. While I don't recommend downloading anything from it (Don't know about compatability), you can try to manually follow the directions to see if you can fix IE10: Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues - Windows 7 Forums

    I'd be very very careful without an antivirus. I know many don't work well with Win8 yet, but its still dangerous.
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