Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Umila
    Guest

    Default homepage setting hijacked by Orbit Explorer

    In March when I turned on the computer the Yahoo home page was replaced by another , namely Orbit Explorer. Has Yahoo changed their page or has Orbit Explorer hijacked my computer. Has anyone else had the same experience. I also found other little icons for them. I have removed all cookies relating to them. Now I've found a Folder called Orbit, which I'm certain I didnt create in the programs file. I can only find this if I do a search in the files/documents section as it does not show up on the programs list when I press the start button and go to programs.
    I tried to remove but the message said "Cannot delete update. Access denied. The source file maybe in use."
    Is this a legitimate program folder for microsoft for something else. does anyone know about this one, please. Thanks

  2. #2
    stu140103
    Guest

    Default Re: homepage setting hijacked by Orbit Explorer

    Hello Umila
    Welcome to Press F1

    try Spybot: http://spybot.safer-networking.de & Ad-Aware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com & see if that remove it.

  3. #3
    stu140103
    Guest

    Default Re: homepage setting hijacked by Orbit Explorer

    > Is this a legitimate program folder for microsoft for
    > something else.

    No it is not, I think it is a browser hijacked.




  4. #4
    Murray P
    Guest

    Default Re: homepage setting hijacked by Orbit Explorer

    Have a look at this thread

    Cheers Murray P

Similar Threads

  1. homepage taken over in Explorer
    By jcpenny in forum PressF1
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-08-2004, 02:10 PM
  2. IE About:blank homepage hijacked ?
    By Woof in forum PressF1
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 22-04-2004, 10:09 AM
  3. Hijacked Homepage
    By fat_jack in forum PressF1
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 13-10-2003, 08:50 PM
  4. OE 'Homepage' hijacked
    By sal in forum PressF1
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-05-2003, 05:04 PM
  5. Hijacked Homepage
    By in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-12-2001, 01:40 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •