Can't clean out a Hijacker

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Andurion, Apr 23, 2006.

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  1. Andurion

    Andurion Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I'm having serious trouble with a hijaker in my C:WINDOWS/sytem32/nvctrl.exe . Ewido anti-malware picks it up and it is listed in the quarantine, but it never really goes away. This particular hijacker is called Hijacker.SpyAxe . It has made it so that my homepage is always an "about:blank" that directs me to safetydefender.com . I also get a blinking icon in my system tray that displays the red "no" symbol (red circle slashed through) and some strange green symbol alternatively. It occasionaly gives a dialogue box that says a virus is detected and my system is in danger. It asks me to click on the box to download anti malware software to clean the problem. Clicking the box directs me to spywarequake.com/?aff=247 . None of these programs on these sites are free to use the cleaning services. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this thing for good? I've used Ewido anti-malware, RegistryFix, Adaware, and Spybot and non have done the job. I'm using Windows XP Professional, Internet Explorer, AVG Anti-virus, and windows firewall. HELP PLEASE!

    Eric Pomeroy
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  3. Andurion

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    I tried to go to those forums but I got error messages by the hijacker that said the site is blocked by adware and gave me one of the bogus sites to download something to remove it, (which I didn't do). So I can't get to those forums. Is there something else I can try?

    Eric
     
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    If he can't reach that forum site, he could have a friend download SmitRem on another computer and email it to him. I have done that and it works! Of course they'll need to copy and email the instructions also.
     
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    It worked!
    That second page you gave me worked fine! I am free and unhijacked! Thanks so much :D

    Eric
     
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    Thanks for letting us know Eric.
     
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