Re: [patriotzip] NPC - Need computer nerd help!
- At 09:21 PM 9/4/2004, George R wrote:
***** I've been struggling with a major problem using
any Yahoo sites for the last two days via IE. I
finally downloaded Netscape, and am currently using
it, with no apparent problem thus far.
***** Secondly, what would you suggest I do to fix
this and return to IE? Should I just download a new
copy of the 6.0 browser, and overwrite the old one?
I would using Control Panel/Add or Remove programs first and if no improvement overwrite with a new version of IE. Also have you upgraded the SP2 that's available? Good luck. Later.Mike
Go RED SOX 2004 World Champions!!
- ***** I did download that SP2 upgrade, Mike. It didn't
***** I'll hang in with Netscape for now, and go to
the remove and reinstall you suggest if I don't hear
something different in the next couple of days. I see
that as a last resort. It just seems to me that there
should be some simple one or two step fix to such a
problem. But that's pure guesswork from a "user only"
--- "Michael J.King Sr." <kingpin@...>
> At 09:21 PM 9/4/2004, George R wrote:__________________________________
> >***** I've been struggling with a major problem
> >any Yahoo sites for the last two days via IE. I
> >finally downloaded Netscape, and am currently using
> >it, with no apparent problem thus far.
> >***** Secondly, what would you suggest I do to fix
> >this and return to IE? Should I just download a new
> >copy of the 6.0 browser, and overwrite the old one?
> I would using Control Panel/Add or Remove programs
> first and if no
> improvement overwrite with a new version of IE. Also
> have you upgraded the
> SP2 that's available? Good luck. Later.Mike
> Go RED SOX 2004 World Champions!!
> patriots mailing list
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- ***** Ummm ... ah ... er ... OK. ... I'm going to save
this one for a day when I have several hours to follow
it. :-) Sorry, I REALLY appreciate your help, and my
guess is that this will probably fix it for me. But I
REALLY am at a loss beyond the very basics of
operating a PC, and I have no idea what I'm doing in
***** As I said, when I have time available (I'm going
out in an hour or so), I think I can crawl my way
through your instructions. So I will try it later.
***** Again, sincere thanks for taking the time to
provide such detailed steps. Wish I knew at a glance
what the hell you said, but that is not the case. :-)
George (picturing Bama's head exploding!) ;-)
--- patslist@... wrote:
> I had a similiar issue recently with one of my kidsHkey_local_machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> PC's. I found
> spyware (browser hijack app) was the culprit.
> There's a few ways to
> It's possibly a local DNS entry in your �Hosts� file
> that may point to a
> site other than yahoo. Not an uncommon method for
> these trojan programs
> to use. If you are fimiliar with the DOS edit
> command you could edit the
> hosts file. Do a search of your drive of hosts*.*
> You will find a file
> that looks something like this:
> # For example:
> # 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com #
> source server
> # 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x
> client host
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> You can remove bogus entries in this file.
> The method I used to fix this issue was taking the
> application out of
> startup and then running spyware removal application
> (adaware). Spy
> Sweeper and Adaware both do a good job cleaning a
> machine. Just be sure
> you update the database.
> If you have any experience with the registry I would
> start there before
> running the spyware removal application. It helps to
> be sure nothing
> will be in memory when the cleaner is trying to
> remove it - which can
> make it difficult if it's well written.
> Start in Safe Mode.
> Go to Start then type: REGEDIT
> Navigate to the folder,
> You should only see a few things there on the RIGHT
> side. These are
> typically things that startup when you first boot.
> Personally, I do not
> want any application running at startup. So I keep
> this path clean of
> But look for some obvious executables that look
> suspicious and delete
> those registry keys.
> Do the same for the path
> Reboot the system.
> Then run the spyware removal program.
> This should correct the issue.
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