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Old 07-13-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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So I do my daily things on the internet, NO NOT PORN!

Anyways, I go here, I go to ssa.com, ca.com, ephatch.com etc etc. Check all my forums.

I leave, come back like 8 hours later, and my homepage is now this..

http://www.virushelpzone.com/

What in the hell? How in the world could this happen? No I have not done any scans for like a week, but still point being this is weird.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:48 AM   #2
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What firewall have you got?
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:51 AM   #3
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Just go into control panel, Internet options and change it back, you do get some websites that bring up pop ups now and again that mislead people into selecting the home page change when they actually think there selecting no, run an antispyware program just to be on the safe side.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:09 AM   #5
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Did you have it running when it changed it? I've had alook at it looks to be some sort of trojan malware, will it let you change it back?
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:33 AM   #6
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Sounds like some sort of virus or spyware to me, run some checks on it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:07 AM   #7
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So I do my daily things on the internet, NO NOT PORN!

Anyways, I go here, I go to ssa.com, ca.com, ephatch.com etc etc. Check all my forums.

I leave, come back like 8 hours later, and my homepage is now this..

http://www.virushelpzone.com/

What in the hell? How in the world could this happen? No I have not done any scans for like a week, but still point being this is weird.
It's happened to me, my home page is Google then occasionally it's one I've never heard of, [one was Australian!!]
I got Google UK back easily enough, entered "Google UK" it asked if I would like to have it as my home page, & I clicked yes.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:25 AM   #8
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try running hijack this as it may have created some other crap you need to remove
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ffs double post
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Sounds like some sort of virus or spyware to me, run some checks on it.
yep. Most of the time it's either virus or spyware. Just run your av, ad-aware and spybot in safe mode and you should get rid of it.
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