Re: "Internet Explorer Has Encountered a Problem and Has to Close.



driller
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
I had the "about:blank" IE hi jacker virus, but got rid of all the symptoms
using Adware Away. After using about every available piece of software and
procedure for almost 24 hours!

This is the only symptom left. Similar actions are described in the
knowledge base, but are associated with other dll's. This one is associated
with kernel32.dll.

I can live with this. If I type in "xxx.net" or "xxx.com" or "www.xxx.com",
it will go to the site. But if I type in "xxx" only the symptom appears. I
have used a feature in Microsoft AntiSpyware to restore the defaults in IE,
but the problem still occurs.

"Don Varnau" wrote:

> Hi,
> This is symptomatic of a malware problem (adware, spyware, parasite,
> hijacker, etc.)
>
> Start by downloading and running CWShredder and Ad-aware.
> See: http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> Also note the security tips and other important information on that page.
>
> Additional information at:
> The Parasite Fight http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
> More security tips at http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
> Bugs, Glitches & Stuffups: http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm
> What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/spywarewhat.mspx
>
> If unsuccessful with those programs, you may have to post a HijackThis log
> for analysis. Start at
> http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=4075 Then go to
> http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm Work through the preliminary cleaning
> steps then post a HijackThis log to the forum at
> http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
>
> Be patient. It's a busy forum.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
>
> "driller" wrote in message
> news:4D2D77C1-135F-4627-AB7A-1BF3598A1BD2@microsoft.com...
> > I get this message when I try to search from the address bar
>
>

Jon Kennedy
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Check your registry for these values:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete]
"Append Completion"="yes"
"Use AutoComplete"="yes"
"AutoSuggest"="no"



[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UrlTemplate]
"1"="www.%s.com"
"2"="www.%s.org"
"3"="www.%s.net"
"4"="www.%s.edu"


--

Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA
jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com

"driller" <driller@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:839A1FFA-5295-453A-9899-3C97AD53F326@microsoft.com...
>I had the "about:blank" IE hi jacker virus, but got rid of all the symptoms
> using Adware Away. After using about every available piece of software
> and
> procedure for almost 24 hours!
>
> This is the only symptom left. Similar actions are described in the
> knowledge base, but are associated with other dll's. This one is
> associated
> with kernel32.dll.
>
> I can live with this. If I type in "xxx.net" or "xxx.com" or
> "www.xxx.com",
> it will go to the site. But if I type in "xxx" only the symptom appears.
> I
> have used a feature in Microsoft AntiSpyware to restore the defaults in
> IE,
> but the problem still occurs.
>


Re: "Internet Explorer Has Encountered a Problem and Has to Close.