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A few days back I noticed that Explorer, Firefox and Chrome had alarabeyes.com setup as the starting page. So I used Malwarebytes to scan and clean the system.

That worked well, but then after a day the starting page is set back to alarabeyes.com.

I can run the clean again to fix it, but it will come back.


I uninstalled Firefox and Chrome (my main browser is Opera, which at least appears to be unaffected).

I've run deep scans with various other malware and virus removal tools and they all say my system is clean (now).


Any help would be highly appreciated.

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It seems I was able to resolve this myself.

Maybe the following is helpful for other users:


I used ProcMon to find out which process modifies the registry entries. Unfortunately it turned out to be svchost.exe, but with the process and thread ID I could pin it down to the group policy service. With a bit of more digging I found that this service reads the file c:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol, which indeed contained the registry settings that I was looking for. Deleting the file finally made my problem go away.


I find it a bit disappointing that none of the half of a dozen Virus scanners and Malware tools that I tried noticed this relatively simple issue.

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