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I downloaded a program to get unusual smileys but i also altered my IE so that everytime i open the browser it skips to site (passion.com or something like that) I tried to change the homepage under the internet options key, but that doesnot work. when i push the apply button, the passion.com site is again placed in the area where i previously typed the site i wanted to be my homepage. This is very annoying so i deleted the smiley program but the problem persists. If anyone can help...i would really appreciate it.

Thanx in advanced!!!!

KIYA
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you have spyware . go to lavasoft and download adaware. install,update, and run the program. any thing that comes up you can delete

you can then fix your home page.
 

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Sounds like you have adware/spyware in there somewhere.

First Delete Temp files, Cookies and offline content.To do this,
Open Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/delete cookies/delete files
select off-line content/clear history.

Download cwshredder from here

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip

Close all browser windows (including minimized windows)
Run cwshredder

When it is finished Reboot your computer.

Download Adaware from here

Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Make sure you select "Check for updates now" and get the latest reference files.

Run Adaware and hit the Scan now button, make sure Activate indepth scan is selected and then
hit next. After the scan has completed delete everything it finds.

Restart your computer.

Then Download Spybot search & destroy from here. Read the instructions while you're there.

http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT/index1.html

Install the program (Close all browser windows) and run it.

Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates"

Put a check mark at and install all updates.

Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds in red.

Restart your computer.

Download "Hijack this" from here

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

Once you have unzipped it and have it running, Hit the scan button, when the scan is finished the button will change to a save log button, click it and then a notepad window will open, you need to copy and paste all of the log contents in here and someone will look at it for you.
 
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