Spyware, virus, what the heck?
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Well, I'm not sure how I fixed it. This happened. I ran spybot and deleted a bunch of stuff. Then when I ran IE the homepages changed itself to some search pager called searc4u or something like that. Every time I tried to change it to google/news it would reset back to this search page. Then I went to regular google and where it said make this your home page I clicked on it. That got rid of the other search page and then I changed it to google/news. Now it seems to stick. I hate the idea that there are sites out there that plant this crap in my machine.
 
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Glad your troubles are over
Dont forget to run Adaware in your system just to make sure all the spyware is deleted from your system.
 
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Originally posted by Norbert
Well, I'm not sure how I fixed it. This happened. I ran spybot and deleted a bunch of stuff. Then when I ran IE the homepages changed itself to some search pager called searc4u or something like that. Every time I tried to change it to google/news it would reset back to this search page. Then I went to regular google and where it said make this your home page I clicked on it. That got rid of the other search page and then I changed it to google/news. Now it seems to stick. I hate the idea that there are sites out there that plant this crap in my machine.


I had similar problem, the Ad popup window while closing IE. Neither Spybot nor Ad-Aware were able to remove it. Finally the Antivirus program AVG (30 days trial version http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_trial.php) identifed it as one of the Trojan Virus and removed it.

Just try, maybe it will help.

It's also wise to download some free virus removal stand-alone utilities such as McAfee's Stinger and let it check yyour system time by time.
 
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Here's something which you sound like you need:

https://www.anonymizer.com/


Check it out. I have it and though I seldom use it, if there's a site which looks decidedly dodgy or one which I know plants alot of spyware on you by default, I just turn that on and it stops info being given to that site. Some sites will not fuction with it on, but at that point I surf elsewhere.
Zone Alarm Pro will also help keep you anonymous if you set it correctly.
 
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