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    Hi all,

    On my personal machine while surfing internet a specific website comes up on its own (kinda ad ware). This will come up on the default browser (could be IE, Firefox). The website is ********.com. I’ve licensed updated McAfee but it did not help. I ran hijack-this on the machine but no go. The website (simpleretails.com) comes up seldom. Any suggestions what next I can try here. My OS is Win XP sp2.

    Thank you all
    Last edited by Wired; 7th January 2011, 03:52.

  • #2
    Re: unwanted website comes up

    Have you tried malwarebytes? Its pretty good on browser hijacks
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    • #3
      Re: unwanted website comes up

      dfinitely sounds like a hijack of somesort

      use malware bytes as ossian suggested, and also adaware.

      Simples

      also, reset internet explorer to it's default settings:
      tools > options > Advanced
      Reset advanced settings
      then
      reset internet explorer settings
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      • #4
        Re: unwanted website comes up

        In addition to that, make sure you clean up "Temp Folder and Temporary Internet File"

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        • #5
          Re: unwanted website comes up

          Originally posted by lvaibhavt
          My OS is Win XP sp2.
          Why is you OS not Win XP SP3?

          Are you browsing as with a User or Administartor Account?
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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          • #6
            Re: unwanted website comes up

            it may be just a pop-up ad inserted in that site, you can set your IE security to "high level" to block those adware....

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            • #7
              Re: unwanted website comes up

              Thank you all for the reply .... I haven't been able to check recently if the site is coming up or not ..... Will check this weekend and update on how it goes ....

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