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Internet Explorer homepage hijack problem

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    Windows 7

    Internet Explorer homepage hijack problem


    I've been cleaning up a badly infected Windows 8 computer. So far I've done scans with MBAM Pro and Hitman Pro. Both found a mix of pups and more serious malware (including one rootkit), and were able to remove all detected items. I've run Ccleaner and also manually emptied the temp folders. The system is free of popups now, but one issue remains; when I open Internet Explorer it loads a rogue search page. I've twice done a full reset of IE settings including deleting user data. The proxy is not set, security zones are at defaults, Bing is the only listed search engine, and the homepage is set to Google.com. Any advice as to how to root out this last problem will be appreciated

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The registry contains entries of the remaining browser hijackings. I advise you to use AdwCleaner to get IE back on track.

    ADWCleaner Download - Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    The registry contains entries of the remaining browser hijackings. I advise you to use AdwCleaner to get IE back on track.

    ADWCleaner Download - Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software
    Thanks for reminding me about ADWCleaner. It removed many remaining traces and now IE is working properly
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