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Removal of Hao123 from IE homepage

Discussion in 'Malware Removal' started by richelle, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. richelle

    richelle Private E-2

    Hi,

    I've followed the instructions in the Malware Removal Guide. But hao123 (http://www.hao123.com/?tn=29065018_181_hao_pg) webpage seems to keep being the default homepage even though I changed it to google. Pls help.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    [​IMG] Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
    • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
    • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
    • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
    • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
    • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
    • Attach JRT.txt to your next message.
     
  3. richelle

    richelle Private E-2

    attached is the log
     

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  4. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Did that clear it up or are you still having issues?
     
  5. richelle

    richelle Private E-2

    still having the problem
     
  6. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Please download ComboFix to your desktop. Turn off any AV software you have before you run it. Attach the log when finished. Do not do anything while it is running or it may stall the program.
     
  7. richelle

    richelle Private E-2

    Seems like the problem is solved! Thanks so much for ur help :)
     
  8. richelle

    richelle Private E-2

    here's the log
     

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  9. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Let me know if you have any more issues. In the meantime:

    If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
    1. We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
    2. If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
      • Press and hold the Windows key [​IMG] and then press the letter R on your keyboard. This opens the Run dialog box.
      • Copy and paste the below into the Run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
      • "%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall
        • Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
        • This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
    3. Go back to step 4 oof the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
    4. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
    5. If running Vista or Win 7, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
    6. Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
    7. If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others) and running MGclean.bat did not remove, you can delete these files now.
    8. Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
    9. If you are running Win 7, Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
      • Refer to the cleaning procedures pointed to by step 6 of the READ ME
        for your Window version and see the instructions to Disable System Restore which will flush your Restore Points.
      • Then reboot and Enable System Restore to create a new clean Restore Point.
    10. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:

    Malware removal from a National Chain = $149
    Malware removal from MajorGeeks = $0
     

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