Unidentified virus

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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    Unidentified virus

    i have a virus on my machine that keeps replacing the default home url with about:blank, trends online virus scan, norton and mcaffee find nothing but everytime i change it it changes back!
    does anybody know what this is and how to get rid of it?

    I already tried the sasser tool but it wasnt that.

    tia
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    Sounds more like spyware than a virus to me. Have you tried using AdAware or Spybot?
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    have run a full ad-aware scan and have removed everything, it still happens.
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    have u tried running mozilla yet...
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    Definetely spyware, i had exactly the same problem before, a run with ad-aware and Spybot S&D should do the trick (donīt forget to update both of them before running )...

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    Cwshredder is worth a try too.

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    try Hijackthis.
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    i helped someone with the same problem. Adaware got rid of it for me, and deleting all the temp. files

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