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). David. ----- 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 the > 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 a > >site that uses pop ups, a second one opens up and goes to this IP address > >126.96.36.199 which goes back to a hosting company in NYC. > > > >The site itself http://188.8.131.52 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 in > >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 display > >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 even > >possible to get into the registry through the browser? well what I mean is, > >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 I > >want to report these clowns for all the hassle It's causing me any > >suggestions. > > > >Andre... > > > >-- > >* * Please support the community that supports you. * * > >http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > > >For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > >and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > >Workers of the Web, evolt ! > > > >--- > >Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. > >Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). > >Version: 6.0.518 / Virus Database: 316 - Release Date: 11/09/2003 > > > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !