07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
I have tried this question but no answers yet. I am getting FORBIDDEN ACCESS
on sites that this never happened before. It only happens with my IE 6.x and
not any other browsers. Just started happening recently. The only firewall I
run is my Linksys router, but it was running before without a problem. But,
why does it run with other browsers. Your experience and suggestions would
be greatly appreciated.
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
Hi Radar :-)
You may have a hijacker and/or malware on your system. In addition to
updating and running your AV, download, install and run the programs below
in Safe Mode with Hidden Files enabled. Some malware can replicate itself
repeatedly if not removed properly, so even if you have already run some of
the programs below run them again according to the information here so that
Windows is not operating to hide any files 'in use' Please follow all
First, Clear the TIF's and empty the recycle bin:
Also…empty your Recycle bin.
Then do the following:
WARNING>>>> Backup all documents and files before removing any spyware!!
How to properly scan for scumware (read first, if possible)
Download and install BHODemon from
Your problem may be caused by a bad BHO.
Most importantly, download install and run CWShredder here
and About Buster, which searches for hidden .dlls that recreate the malware.
Then visit these two sites to test for parasites and help basic cleaning:
Basically, throw everything here at your "infection".
Then download, install and immediately update these three programs before
AdAware SE - Update immediately after installing
AdAware Tutorial -
SpyBot S &D - Update immediately after installing
SpyBot S&D Tutorial -
Microsoft Windows Antispyware Program (Beta)
Also download, install and run CWShredder:
Next, do an Online scan here (if possible) -
Make sure that you choose "fix" or "clean".
Download PocketKkillbox from
and put it on the desktop where you can find it easily
Download, install, and run HiJackThis - it is one of the most important
tools to help clean your system of scumware. Follow the instructions
How to download and install HiJackThis: (it does not need to be updated)
Please DO NOT post your log to this newsgroup. It is important that you go
to one of the HiJackThis Support Forums below and allow the experts there
to analyze it for you.
AumHa HiJackThis Forum
or Bleeping Computer Forum
to allow the experts there to evaluate your log and advise you of any
necessary steps to clean your system.
(Note: You will have to Register before posting on these Forums. Please
follow all posting instructions carefully to avoid having your log deleted
Also, please post a link to the forum where you post your HJT log back to
this thread so that we can follow your progress there.
CAUTION!!!!! Before you try to remove spyware using any of the programs
below, download a copy of LSPFIX from any of the following sites:
(if your OS is Win2k or XP) The process of removing certain malware may kill
your internet connection. If this should occur, this program, LSPFIX, will
enable you to regain your connection.
You should also get a copy of WINSOCKXPFIX available at:
WinsockXP Fix- WinXP
with instructions, at
also... From LavaSoft- all versions of Windows-
(NOTE: It is reported that in XP SP2, the command netsh winsock reset
will fix this problem without the need for these programs.)
or Winsock Fix Utility
How to Restart in Safe Mode
How to Show Hidden Files
Hope this helps :-)
MS MVP - IE/OE
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that's why they're so contagious.
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> Hi All,
> I have tried this question but no answers yet. I am getting FORBIDDEN
> ACCESS on sites that this never happened before. It only happens with my
> IE 6.x and not any other browsers. Just started happening recently. The
> only firewall I run is my Linksys router, but it was running before
> without a problem. But, why does it run with other browsers. Your
> experience and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.