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Homepage keeps trying to change

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tom Ponta, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Tom Ponta

    Tom Ponta Flightless Bird

    Suddenly, something keeps trying to change my homepage in IE8 and Mozilla
    from what I always use to http://www.googlebreak.com/?=3&pid=stv.
    Fortunately, WinPatrol warns me and I can prevent the change from taking
    place.

    I can't seem to get an answer out of Google, so I was wondering if anyone
    here had this happen, and maybe knows a way to fix it.

    Thanx,

    Buddha
     
  2. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
    of.


    "Tom Ponta" <thomasponta@att.net> wrote in message
    news:99C8B677-DFD5-47F8-9094-776BEA7C4507@microsoft.com...
    > Suddenly, something keeps trying to change my homepage in IE8 and Mozilla
    > from what I always use to http://www.googlebreak.com/?=3&pid=stv.
    > Fortunately, WinPatrol warns me and I can prevent the change from taking
    > place.
    >
    > I can't seem to get an answer out of Google, so I was wondering if anyone
    > here had this happen, and maybe knows a way to fix it.
    >
    > Thanx,
    >
    > Buddha
    >
     

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