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Shiny-p

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Hello everyone,

I got a virus a week ago which hijacked my Internet Explorer browser.

The symptoms were;

1 - Internet Explorer started up every time my PC started
2 - Internet Explorer always defaulted back to the about:blank page, and always defaulted to this page as my home page.
3 - Various other browser sessions started without my consent.

I ran all the various PC clean up software and this seemed to remove the virus.

Symptoms 2 and 3 have gone, but symptom 1 persists - IE always starts whenever I turn on my PC :tazz: . The program is not listed in my startup folder.

Can anyone tell me where it is starting from and how to stop it?

Kind regards, Simon
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Go to Start/Run... type in msconfig

In the System configuration window, select the Startup tab.

Do you see a reference to IE there? If so uncheck it and restart your computer.

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Hi Makai,

I've just managed to remove it from the "Run" folder in the Microsoft software area of the registry and that's fixed it.

Thanks for replying anyway.

Simon
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