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Help removing Winhound [RESOLVED]


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baron55

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While researching Medicare Part D info for 2 hours online, Winhound downloaded and installed on my PC (Windows 98, PIII, IE6). I used Adware SE to eliminate the critical objects, found and deleted the Winhound install file, deleted C:\temp files and temp internet files, and eliminated reference to Winhound in the registry. Now, as soon as i go online, Winhound starts downloading again and some other data transfer is occuring. i am unable to use my PC to download the fixes offered on your site. Is there anyway i can get online with my PC to download the required tools without Winhound activating the data transfer?
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Hi Baron and welcome to Geeks. :tazz:


The only way I can help you is if I see a HijackThis log to start with.

If you have a firewall installed on your machine, look in the application rules and deny access to Winhound.exe for starters.

I then need you to download HijackThis_sfx.exe (it's a tiny download). Then disconnect from the internet if you have to.

Double-click the file you've downloaded and click the UnZip button to install the program.

It will install to the C:\Program Files\HijackThis\ folder by default.

Reconnect to the net and post the log in this thread please.



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Thanks for the reply, John. I was successful removing winhound by using AVG anti virus latest definitions and Ad-Aware. It was necessary to replace an infected wininet.dll file as well. Thanks again.
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Great stuff Baron, glad you sorted it. :tazz:

Click on the following tutorial and follow each step listed there:

Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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