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Old May 20, 2004, 11:07 AM
buscuitboy buscuitboy is offline
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Question Internet Explorer homepage highjacking [; ; winXP]

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OK, I think I have some sort of virus going on with my PC. Everytime I try to change the homepage back to, Internet Explorer won't keep it as my homepage and it changes back to this oddball type homepage. I've run virus scan software & spyware/adware removal applications, but no luck. Is there any way of fixing this highjacking problem?
Old May 20, 2004, 11:23 AM
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Be sure to run Hijackthis & CoolWebShredder

Old May 21, 2004, 11:13 AM
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I bet you have a user process running thats called svchost.exe. I had that bugger.

Update ad-aware. It should get it.
Old May 21, 2004, 01:32 PM
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svchost.exe is a windows networking process. It is a normal and necessary process for windows XP!
Old May 26, 2004, 05:24 PM
Iguana Iguana is offline
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It is when its run by the system, but theres a worm that runs a process called svchost.exe. The difference is that the worm runs as a "user" process and the windows process is a "system" process.

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