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I have this virus that keeps poping up in Melwarebytes and I can't figure out how to get rid of it.

I run the scan and it finds Hijack.Homepage

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\Control panel\homepage

I select to remove, and it prompted to reboot for removel, after I reboot I open melwarebytes and delete it from the quarantine and when I rerun the scan its back again.

I have run the scan in safe mode and in normal mode.

I have also run the latest version of Spybot Search & Destroy and that program finds nothing.. :rolleyes:

I Love Melwarebytes one of the best programs out there for this kinda stuff it always gets rid of 95 percent of crap, but this one item melwarebytes keeps detecting even after removing and rebooting..

Oh and I do have "System Restore" turned off ;)

Any information would be very helpful Thanks

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Hello , and welcome to Malwarebytes.org

Please try this and see if it works.

Click on START -> CONTROL PANEL -> Display -> Desktop -> Customize Desktop... -> Web tab

Then uncheck and delete everything you find in there (except for "My Current Home Page")

Remove the checkmark from the the Lock Desktop Items box if it is checked.

Click OK and Exit the Display properties.

On Vista

  • Open the Control Panel and click on (classic view).
  • Double Click on the Ease of Access Center icon.
  • Double Click on the Make the computer easier to see link.
  • Place a check mark on Remove background images (where available) box.
  • Click on Save.

If not then please follow the directions below.

We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums.

Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someon has replied to your post.

Alternatively, as a paying customer, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org

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