Search Central - Infestation

w hole

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#1
Hello All

Somewhere in my meanderings I have picked up a 'virus' that changes the Start Page for IE6 to [Search Central].

It also changes the Search Bar and Search Page entries in the registry to Search Central.

I have tried changing the Registry entries, but they get changed back again every time I re-boot.

I have also run SpyBot, and although this has picked up a number of other things, it doesn't do anything about this one despite loading all the latest updates.

Short of re-installing which I don't want to do at this stage, is there anything else I can do to get rid of this thing.

Kind regards

W. H.
 

Channel Hopper

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#2
Have you downloaded Ad Aware (1.81) ?

I run both in conjuction and they each find their own invaders.

What happens if you manually alter the home page address ?
 

BarMoo

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#3
Lavasoft Ad-aware 6 Personal is now available - and it is a cracking new release! :D

Have Fun,

Mark.
 
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