disabled search engines

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by sportybuilt, Dec 20, 2003.

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  1. sportybuilt

    sportybuilt Registered Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    o_O I can't open search engines because, according to the latest update, I didn't contract a "malicious bug" but a worm. I can't open my "hosts" file to delete it or do any of the other things instructed by msn to correct this problem. Any suggestions? I have downloaded Spybot and Spywareblaster, but that's for the future, right? I'm doing what I can to prevent this happening again, but what can I do to fix the problem the worm has caused now?
  2. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

    May 18, 2003
    Sunny San Diego
    Hi SportyBuilt!

    Welcome to Wilders! ;)

    Can you give us a bit more info on how you came to be aware that you are impacted by a worm?

    Has any scanner positively (or speculatively) identified it? If so, what was the identification?

    Can you please download and run DCS's AutostartViewer from


    Go to the "Main" menu and make sure that all three top options are selected and then press "Save" and then copy & paste the results here for us to review.


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