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Re: (no subject) (ebay) Viruses


You might want to peruse these sites (assuming you still can) to obtain
information on the particular type of infection you have. I just had one of
my machines totally trashed by adware/virus. I have to format and reinstall
Windows. Bad mojo. It was the Coolwebsearch virus, I believe. If I would
have followed the proper sequence for removel (obtained from the 
site), I probably would have been able to remove it. I stumbled around
running SPYBOT and eventually hosed my system. Luckily I have two.



Regards, Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Nelson" <psychle62@yahoo.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: (no subject) (ebay)

> I'm not sure of the technical nomenclature, but I wish
> I did, as I have a similar situation. Sounds like you
> might have a host problem in your registry; invasive
> code gets in and redirects you to another site
> (usually a porn site or some sort of
> advertisng/spyware type of thing). In doing so, it
> inserts a line into your registry that does not allow
> you to visit the site you actually wanted; in my case,
> these would include Amazon and (gasp) Looper's
> Delight. After you've removed the offending site, a
> registry entry remains, so that when you subsequently
> try to access the site you originally wanted, your
> browser times out.
> It's related to "browser hijacking", but again, I
> haven't been able to find out enough about how to fix
> it to actually do so. :(
> Does anyone have a suggestion for how to fix this
> without wiping the whole registry/operating
> system/hard drive? Or at least, can someone offer a
> better/clearer  explanation than I have so that I'll
> have a better clue?
> -t-
> --- Jeff Shirkey <jcshirke@midway.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> > >OT?:
> > >
> > >I haven't been able to get ebay to load on my
> > browser (Micro. Explorer) for
> > >a couple of weeks.  Has this been happening to any
> > of you?
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