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ie hijack that's driving me nuts

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ie hijack that's driving me nuts

I've had one of the about:blank trojans and seem to have removed it but with one irritating exception which I hope some one can tell me how to resolve.

A bit of background,old Win98SE , I’ve used CWShredder, Hijackthis, regedit and sorted out my registry, removed the hidden and visible dll etc. Internet Explorer now works OK.

However there’s one exception if I try to go to auto.search.msn.com I end up at http://-----vv3.i1----.topx.-----cc/index.php?-----aid=20038 (don’t go to this URL ) which is the about:blank site rather than MSN search.

My hosts file is OK and if I use firefox and enter the same URL it correctly take me to MSN search, also ping show the correct IP address (I checked it against another PC). Therefore my thinking is that it has to be an IE specific a registry entry :?:

Anyone any ideas :idea:

Thanks in Advance

Moderators note by John (johnessex) URL fragmented with --- to prevent anyone acidentaly opening it.
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ie hijack that's driving me nuts

If you look hijack this, you should see an entry labeled "default search" or something like that, and it should be contained within that.

As a point of reference for the future, I would use spybot, and the feature it has to lock down your current startup page etc. So that trojans etc, can't alter it in the future.

Or ditch IE and use Firefox
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ie hijack that's driving me nuts

Run this and follow the steps to clear out your system

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/8428