[thelist] Weird IE6 Hijacking

David Travis dwork at macam.ac.il
Tue Sep 16 07:21:52 CDT 2003

check in your add/remove programs, and see whether an unfamiliar program was
installed there, sometimes when you install an application additional
applications are installed with it (sponsors and stuff).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew" <andrew at humanbehaviour.co.uk>
To: <g3nic at lycos.co.uk>; <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:20 PM
Subject: RE: [thelist] Weird IE6 Hijacking

> I ahve just encountered a similar problem, my machine is running slower
and if I
> reboot I get a regedit warning can't remember without rebooting the exact
> message.
> Then when I launch IE6 my home page has been reset to a search engine in
> states and I cant remember that until I reboot again.
> This must be an IE6 problem, because I have only just upgraded from IE5
wait for
> it... for security reasons!
> Never had any problems previously, for 18 months.
> Andrew
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
> >[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Andre Genic
> >Sent: 16 September 2003 12:04
> >To: Thelist at Lists. Evolt. Org
> >Subject: [thelist] Weird IE6 Hijacking
> >
> >
> >Help!!!
> >
> >Seems as though someone has hijacked my IE6, for some reason when I visit
> >site that uses pop ups, a second one opens up and goes to this IP address
> > which goes back to a hosting company in NYC.
> >
> >The site itself is like one of those spammy search
> >engine pages called 8ad.com strange thing is they offer a link "Uninstall
> >WinShow PopUps", how the hell did their WinShoW PopUps get on my machine
> >the first place, I don't download anything remotely dodgy or go on porn
> >sites.
> >
> >A whois shows just how serious these people are about business, they
> >this as there contact number +1.123456789
> >
> >It's the source of the same 3 ads that are driving me nuts, now I've done
> >everything I know to get rid of this, but it's still happening, cleared
> >cache, cookies, reset IE6, the only thing left is the registry, is it
> >possible to get into the registry through the browser? well what I mean
> >is it possible for embedded code to even get from the browser into the
> >registry?
> >
> >Any help here would be great, because I'm real close to pulling IE6, plus
> >want to report these clowns for all the hassle It's causing me any
> >suggestions.
> >
> >Andre...
> >
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