background being replaced

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Griogair, Nov 11, 2004.

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  1. Griogair

    Griogair Registered Member

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    ....i am sure that my ramblings by now are getting annoying,having about a million problems in the last week or so...but i hav had had no more problems with the problem recently delt with...only,my background has been replaced by a huge black ardvert telling me to get some sort of software....it was an html documen stored in c drive,calling itself windows...this i deleted...now the black ardvert no longer replaces my background but whatever program starting the image is still running and replaces my background with a blank.o_O

    i am at a total loss o_O as other symptoms such as redirecting my searches to some sort of .biz site are also present.

    if you are able to help this last time i promise i will do everything in my power not to bother you and try better to solve my own problems

    thanks for probably the hundredth time,
    griogair!

    p.s. i know im in the rong forum section....but i didnt know what type of problem to post it under?
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Hi Griogair, this post will be moved shortly into the appropriate forum.

    Can you please follow the instructions found here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=50662

    These instructions are very specific and should result in you having a clean system.

    Let us know how you go...

    Cheers :D
     
  3. snowbound

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    Moved to Privacy Problems.;)



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  4. Griogair

    Griogair Registered Member

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    thanks...am really grateful for the general help link...i felt really bad asking over and over things i might be able to solve myself...must be frustrating for people with larger more complex problems..no to mention you guys...ill have a go at it tomorro as ive been playing with this ****ing computer for hours now,not to mention all last week and im tired! ill reply tomorrow and let you know how i get on.

    thanks (once again!!!)

    griogair stewart

    p.s. love the translated quote...prety much sums up how i was feeling!
     
  5. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    No problem at all, ask away, and keep asking, we will get you sorted, then we'll get you secure ;) :D

    The quote I think is brilliant, part of my motto in life...

    Hear from you tomorrow :D

    Cheers :D
     
  6. Griogair

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    hi,

    sory it wasnt sooner but it took a couple of goes.

    i downloaded and carried out all the steps mentioned in the link.
    strangely enough,the html page that replaced my background has not showed its ugly face since i draged the page down far enough to click on the close icono_O i had difficulty running stinger as my compter repeatedly went off while running ito_O i am only just online once again so am uncertain to the success of my efforts..jst thot i should at least keep you posted!

    thanks for the help,and ill et you know how i eventually get on.

    regards, Griogair!
     
  7. Griogair

    Griogair Registered Member

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    yea...its been 10mins..haha...it hasnt changed much im afraid...the background is still intact...but when i try to search for a site...i am every so often redirected to 'coolsearch.biz' which you can imagine is just great!

    any ideas?
    thanks.
    griogair
     
  8. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Sounds like your browser has been Hijacked.

    Unfortunately, Wilders no longer provides hijack cleaning services. More info and help here,

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=222776#post222776



    snowbound
     
  9. Griogair

    Griogair Registered Member

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    yea...it hapned a few months ago and i was kina woried that mite be the story again as pieter arntz told me the forum could no longer help with hijack-this logs.

    thanks anyway....the anti trojan,stinger,firewall etc you recomended are working great

    regards, griogair
     
  10. Blackspear

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    Good to see.

    Cheers :D
     
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