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Post your HJT log for help in our Spyware / Virus / Trojan forum HERE. If you don't know about this, give no more advice, if you knew about the damage that your removal guide would involve, i wish you all bad luck in the world In that case, use the rear power switch or just yank the plug.) *** Before removing HSA, download and run Ad Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy.*** These programs will not Thank you!!

the file name was system[1].exe I deleted it and it kept coming back. When you're as good as I am (and most of the other regulars here are) you have a right to be arrogant every once in a while. 11 Feb 2005 ~ You can check this using the msconfig.exe utility and clicking the "startup" tab. or compare it in some way?

I tried several other forum suggestions, and yours is the only one that worked. Please help me remove this ASAP, it's making my computer very slow. Double click aboutbuster.exe, click OK, click Start, then click OK. HSA is still their, all my printerdrivers are deleted, ad - Remove programs is missing in control panel, Word, excel, outlook do not work anymore...

The Home Search Assistant (HSA) browser hijack is a very persistent hijack. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. I followed all the steps of the removal guide and this is the result... If you do not find one of the ones listed, do not worry, just proceed to Step 12.

I have WinXP SP2 with IE 6.whatever. Please help me. Dexter... ///EDITED TO ADD: a couple more thoughts.... - if you followed my instructions carefully, you can easily undo any problems you have caused. a fantastic read Jump to content FacebookTwitter Geeks to Go Forum Security Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where

Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. If none are there, Exit HJT and celebrate…you have slain the monster! Strangely the folder in the registry had a title with a bunch of nonsencical characters, I just deleted the whole folder (probably risky). Click on the Security menu at the top of the Regedt32 program, select permissions and change the permissions to Full Control.

Otherwise, skip to Step 11. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/new-spywares.138309/ thanks again! ~Michael 8 Dec 2004 ~ 12:51am Unregistered I'd just like to declare my undying love for the 'Dexter'. Click here to Register a free account now! Step 2 - Set your computer to show all hidden files and folders.

Then click the General Tab in that same window, and manually set whatever home page you want. I'm trying to get rid of cws.home search assistant but I have no chance. Copy and paste the following in that box: 11Fßä#·ºÄÖ`I Click OK. Ive ran all the scans with the CW and Home search programs includding CWShredder, virus scans, asquared, adaware, spybot,ect, ect.

So I couldn't believe how easy it was to delete it by following your instructions after having it on my computer for months. I'm not sure how all of these files were connected. Now press "Custom Level." In the ActiveX section, set the first two options (Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" If the files have renamed themselves, compare your current log with the one you printed out earlier, to see which R0, R1, 02 and 04 entries appear in the log now

Copy these instructions to notepad and save them on your desktop for easy access. Download it to the desktop and have it ready to run later. ____________________________________________________________________ Click: http://www.downloads.subratam.org/AboutBuster.zip to download AboutBuster created by Rubber Ducky. Back to top #14 Buckeye_Sam Buckeye_Sam Malware Expert Members 17,382 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Pickerington, Ohio Local time:05:42 AM Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:09 PM If Spyware Doctor doesn't give

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The Removal Guide is invaluable. Anyway, thanks millions for the Guide !!! 27 Jan 2005 ~ 9:50pm Unregistered it helped me a lot to kill that dirty hijack virus.. Read the steps to take before posting, and it will show you how to post a HijackThis log for an expert to look at and tell you what to fix. From that, we have only had 500 posts asking for assistance (and alot of those just found us by search engines straight to the forum, and so never even read the

Thread Tools Display Modes How To: Rremove CWS Variant 'Home Search Assistant' - 'CWS_NS3' SJL Guest Posts: n/a 05-11-2004, 09:43 AM http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topict3341.html Silj -- SJL SJL It is a very useful application. Contacts About Web User Contact Us Advertising Info Top 10 Website - HitWise 2008 Follow Web User on Twitter Join the Web User Facebook group Watch the Web User Youtube channel Check the Full Control box and click OK.

Instructions: Step 4 - Click Start, and then Run. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files".