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RE: Need help on Spyware
From: "Dante Mercurio" <Dante () webcti com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 15:50:38 -0500

It's probable the trojan or spyware has changed your HOSTS file to
reroute generic homepages to their site.

Also check your HOSTS file location. Some trojans change the location of
your hosts file. It can be found in the registry:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DataBasePath

If you run Ad-Aware with the default settings, it will not check you
HOSTS file. Click on SCAN NOW and Customize and check the two settings
to scan IE favorites and the HOSTS file.

M. Dante Mercurio
dante () webcti com
Consulting Group Manager
Continental Technologies, Inc
www.webcti.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Rundell [mailto:Michael.Rundell () doj ca gov] 
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 1:54 PM
To: bryan_khoo () dynacraft com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Need help on Spyware


If it is when you first start up the IE web browser, you need to go into
the internet tools from within the programs tab, select "Reset Web
Settings."  It will ask you if you wish to also reset your homepage. 
That has worked for me even when the manually change home page option is
grayed out from a browser highjack.

Michael Rundell  
Sacramento 


<bryan_khoo () dynacraft com> Wednesday, March 24, 2004 4:44:38 PM

Hi all,
      I'd encountered some problems with my PC, the Internet Explorer
always get redirected to a page called http://merdeka.hebat.com when I
try to browse. I've tried to scan with Ad-aware and Spybot and nothing
was found, on top of that I've also do a full system scan with 3
antivirus software and the out come also tell me that my system is clean
from virus. What I suspect here is somehow the spyware change my
registry and redirect me to the page. Can someone help me ??


Rdgs,
Bryan




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