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Zoran-Tarzan
03-10-2003, 03:16 AM
I have IE 6.
And recently I have noticed that when I type: download (or something else) and "ctrl+enter" I can't receive www.download.com at search bar, but : http://www.ignkeywords.com/keyword/keyword.aspx?pid=0&v=5.2&keyword=download.com

How can I disable this?

mjc
03-10-2003, 03:39 AM
It is not an IE6 problem, you have been hijacked.

Download Hijack This (link for it and a tutorial are in my sig AV links) and post the log here....

I beleive Spybot Search and Destroy will also handle it.

Manual removal instructions can be found at http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/IGetNet.html

sleddog
03-10-2003, 04:10 AM
As an aside, download.com is (IMO) one of the chief sources of spyware downloads (e.g., see http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/04/26/anti_spyware/). I think people are better off using software sites that make an attempt to evaluate what they offer and prohibit some of the ugliness, for instance http://www.nonags.com

mjc
03-10-2003, 11:21 AM
Good point, sleddog!

Two of my favorite download sites are NoNags and WebAttack (http://www.webattack.com/freeware).

Budfred
03-10-2003, 10:00 PM
I like www.pcworld.com and I believe they check over files before posting them for downloads.

Zoran-Tarzan
03-11-2003, 03:14 PM
Thank you very much for your help. It is very anoying to have something like that on computer.

Budfred
03-11-2003, 07:08 PM
Not to mention dangerous: hijack and spyware programs will steal credit card numbers, passwords and other private data sometimes. It is a good idea to run scanning software regularly to make sure you haven't been invaded and avoid software/sites that tend to traffic in this garbage.