Not really a virus, but sort of - please help.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Joshuaua, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Joshuaua

    Joshuaua OT Supporter

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    I don't know what caused this to happen, but ever since about a week ago, my homepage on Internet Explorer will automatically change to this odd search engine website. I saved the image and this is what the site looks like:

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    The URL that comes up is:

    res://mshp.dll/index.html#10213

    When this happens, I go to my internet settings and change the homepage back to AOL.com. Sometimes its a few days, sometimes its a few hours that pass and it comes back again. I went to the search function of XP and typed in "mshp" since that's what comes up in the address bar of that website and this is what I get:

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    It says: the filename is "mshp.dll" and its located in C://Windows. At this search screen, I delete the file and all is well like I stated above -- at least for a few days.

    Does anyone know how to get rid of this crap? I get a bunch more pop ups when I visit sites that don't usually have pop-ups (like OT).

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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