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The assistant

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Hi

after i had used adware away to clean my system of annoying adware, my windows folders now take about 30 seconds to open, and my internet explorer page opens up with my home page as "not found". attempts to open another page, tells me that they are underconstruction, even though i know they are not. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Edited by The assistant, 10 May 2005 - 09:34 AM.

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Hello The assistant,
This sounds like a registry problem -- download HiJackThis, run a scan and post the logs here. An experienced user will reply to your post, informing you on what needs to be done.
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Thanks D.

My folder problem is solved but my pages are STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. I've run the scan "microsoft antispyware" 3 times already and still nothing. A friend of mine cannot change the "home page" of her explorer, even when we reset it with the antispyware. Any1 know wassup?

T.A.
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If you are unable to modify your home page, then it means spyware has modified your Registry, so that every time you change your home page, it reverts back.
If you run HiJackThis on her computer, and post the log in the forums that I mentioned above, I guarentee you some one will be able to tell you which registry to delete to solve this problem -- it's a very common issue.
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hey

got hijackthis. Its a lot of info on the log. I know that i have to posti t, but i'm kind of worried about security.

TA
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The HJT log will not reveal anything that could endanger your computer. The only thing your HJT log is going to reveal is whether you have registry issues. If you're really that worried about it, I'm sure a Malware Removal Specialist won't mind too much if you PM them the log. However, I would highly recommend that you simply post it in the Malware Removal forum.
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Also, you might want to keep this in mind, I have had a virus (dialer) on my computer, when I deleted it, since it was attached to a registry file, it deleted a registry file associated with the ability to maintain internet access. What I do now is, take a snap shot of my registry ( when it is in perfect running condition) so that I have a back up in the event my registry is changed. You might also want to keep that in mind.

Start . - RUN "regedit"
select "export": save the file as regeditbackup , now you have a snap shot of your registry file....
this is just an idea, to help reduce headaches in the future.
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