Need help! Computer hijacked!

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EmJ
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Please could a knowledgeable computer person help me?
I think my brother opened a dodgy e-mail and our computer appears to be hijacked!
The problem is that our homepage keeps being reset to 123-found.com and porn programmes such as XXXKisses are being installed onto our computer.
I am pretty clueless about computers so really need help! :confused: I downloaded SpyBot, but it has not detected the problem. I delete the programs and change the homepage, but they keep being changed back. :mad:
I'd be so grateful for any help!
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(Original post by EmJ)
Please could a knowledgeable computer person help me?
I think my brother opened a dodgy e-mail and our computer appears to be hijacked!
The problem is that our homepage keeps being reset to 123-found.com and porn programmes such as XXXKisses are being installed onto our computer.
I am pretty clueless about computers so really need help! :confused: I downloaded SpyBot, but it has not detected the problem. I delete the programs and change the homepage, but they keep being changed back. :mad:
I'd be so grateful for any help!
can you send us a hijack/ a screenshot of processes?
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Download Ad-aware (http://www.download.com, search for Ad-aware). It's free, it works quite well.
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press start, run, then type regedit. search for any porn things in the regestry and delete them.
you sound very dazya
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i wouldn't advise you to go and mess about with the registry unless you know what you are doing.

you best bet is to dwnld ad aware, and other programs, i think one of them is hijack this.
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Something similar happened to me a couple of weeks ago. For about a week my computer was chnageing my home page and adding pornographic links to my favorites. About a week after this started Norton Anti Virus deleted a trojan.downloader and the problem quit. I bet that that is the same thing you have.
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Thanks to everyone for the help!
I have downloaded ad aware, which detected quite a few files. I hope this works! I am now going to try Norton.
Thanks again!
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(Original post by Supreme One)
press start, run, then type regedit. search for any porn things in the regestry and delete them.
well delete isnt always an option


dazya isnt on msn messenger at the mo so i dont think its him
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Thanks to everyone for the help!
I have downloaded ad aware, which detected quite a few files. I hope this works! I am now going to try Norton.
Thanks again!
norton is crap it let my comp have 7 viruse's stay in it
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norton is crap it let my comp have 7 viruse's stay in it
It's scanning at the mo and has already detected 4 infected files, none of which I was warned about! :rolleyes: I have a feeling that you're right.
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(Original post by eric bischoff)
norton is crap it let my comp have 7 viruse's stay in it
Were your virus definitions up to date? I run two antiviruses just incase one doesn't work. AVG is a good free one.
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(Original post by EmJ)
Please could a knowledgeable computer person help me?
I think my brother opened a dodgy e-mail and our computer appears to be hijacked!
The problem is that our homepage keeps being reset to 123-found.com and porn programmes such as XXXKisses are being installed onto our computer.
I am pretty clueless about computers so really need help! :confused: I downloaded SpyBot, but it has not detected the problem. I delete the programs and change the homepage, but they keep being changed back. :mad:
I'd be so grateful for any help!
the joys of spy/adware, you are a cursed individual. Well, not really, just get yourself a good anti-ad/spyware app
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