Forum Thread: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP

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pka123 Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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When I start my system internet explorer automatically executes and goes to porn sites. How can I stop this.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Member 17th Aug, 2009 21:06
Do you have an up to date anti virus application?

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) then install it then update its definitions then run a Quick scan and have it remove all it finds and a reboot may be necessary to remove locked files:
http://www.malwarebytes.org
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pka123 RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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Great....I downloaded and ran the malware.....it worked....thanks an tonne.
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jlaraujo RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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on 17th Aug, 2009 20:04, pka123 wrote:
When I start my system internet explorer automatically executes and goes to porn sites. How can I stop this.

Thanks in advance for your help

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fiskemester RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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on 17th Aug, 2009 21:06, wrote:
Do you have an up to date anti virus application?

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) then install it then update its definitions then run a Quick scan and have it remove all it finds and a reboot may be necessary to remove locked files:
http://www.malwarebytes.org[/quote]
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on 17th Aug, 2009 20:04, pka123 wrote:
When I start my system internet explorer automatically executes and goes to porn sites. How can I stop this.

Thanks in advance for your help

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on 17th Aug, 2009 20:04, pka123 wrote:
When I start my system internet explorer automatically executes and goes to porn sites. How can I stop this.

Thanks in advance for your help

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iceman2009 RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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maybe you need a repair software to fix your pc again

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http://www.windowsxpregistrycleaner.com Registry Cleaner for Windows XP :)
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csi RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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on 17th Aug, 2009 20:04, pka123 wrote:
When I start my system internet explorer automatically executes and goes to porn sites.

I would never continue to use my computer after it has been infected this way. You never know all infections, and you can never clean them all. In any case would I conduct home banking or any other business from this computer. The only meaningful advice - to my humble opinion - is to save all data and then format c:, clear mbr, and reinstall the operating system from scratch.

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nibo1978 RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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on 17th Aug, 2009 20:04, pka123 wrote:
When I start my system internet explorer automatically executes and goes to porn sites. How can I stop this.

Thanks in advance for your help


Hello, reformat your PC and put it on again! You do not know what the virus or trojan did. Change also your entire passwords! If you do online banking, also inform your bank about your viruses!
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danetherton RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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Absolutely do not use this computer until you have reformatted and reinstalled Windows. When you do, immediately activate the Windows Firewall BEFORE putting it online. Immediately after that, go to Windows Update and start downloading updates until you are done. Then get a good antivirus, such as Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG or Avast! If you do surf p0rn, (and who doesn't), make sure the computer is bullet proof.
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on 5th Dec, 2009 06:42, danetherton wrote:
Absolutely do not use this computer until you have reformatted and reinstalled Windows. When you do, immediately activate the Windows Firewall BEFORE putting it online. Immediately after that, go to Windows Update and start downloading updates until you are done. Then get a good antivirus, such as Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG or Avast! If you do surf p0rn, (and who doesn't), make sure the computer is bullet proof.

AVG is not very good these days against the current malware prevelant on the Internet these days.

I don't surf for p0rn as that is like an open kimono invitation to system invasion.
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danetherton RE: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP
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Well, I don't know about AVG these days. Avast! is also said to be good, and Microsoft's new Security Essentials seems to work. I also use several of the free anti-malware offerings. It is all too easy to spend too much money on programs that in many cases are free (or should be).
The things needed after a format and reinstall and update are:
1. A good antivirus
2. A good firewall
3 As many anti-malware programs as you can find that are free and rated as safe.
4. Some common sense.

People are going to surf for p0rn. They should follow all the common sense rules for visiting suspect sites, and should not download anything. You are on bad streets in a bad part of town. The harder core stuff you look for, the meaner the streets. Too hard core, and you probably deserve what you get...
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