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    Cool Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Hi guys
    I have been "given" a notebook running XP to sort out. It was a hideous mess, but the worst thing seems to be something called Winfixer. I have run Adaware, disabled a bunch of dubious services, installed Google toolbar to help with popups. However, if a website creates a new window in IE6, Winfixer gets its chance and goes silly and there are all of a sudden about three windows, an ad, a dodgy search page, and if lucky the window that was meant to open.

    Not having a lot of luck googling winfixer removal, half the sites seem just as dodgy as winfixer itself.

    Any ideas?
    robo.
    PS. Long time no see.

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    run hijack this and post the result here.........
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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    See if this does anything.

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r/FixVundo.exe

    Read here first

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html

    And here

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...jan.vundo.html

    Or this is/was the previous name for it (Vundo)

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...irtumonde.html

    And the removal tool

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r/FxVMonde.exe


    It looks like there are tools for Winfixer, and Vundo has something to do with it.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 02-11-2005 at 07:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Okay, tried the two Symantec tools because they are easy to download on functional PC and transfer on memory key.
    FixVundo didn't find anything.
    FixVMonde didn't find anything either.
    Will try other thing.
    robo.

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    If that does'nt work try the tips on this page.
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/index...howtopic=71198
    hth
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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    robo.
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    Its nice to see you around again , we where asking where you went a while back

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Tried Hijack this, it found tons of references, using dodgy DNS.
    It still goes made with additional windows though.
    Winfixer.com is one of them, there are plenty of others, including:
    www.qwikyLynx.com
    adopt.mediapro.com
    realarcade.com

    Funny thing is, it only seems to do it once, do nothing and they pop up like mad. Close them and it stops. Click to same window again and it behaves, but if you go to another site and come back to it, it will spawn them again. Highest count is 6 before I stopped them.

    I am not sure winfixer is necessarily the problem, or one of the symptoms. I have never seen anything so hideous to remove.

    I was pretty gentle on what I removed in Hijack, didn't remove processes unless I was sure.

    Anyone got any other ideas?
    robo.

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Hey Stu, yes I have been a bit quiet.

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    I was pretty gentle on what I removed in Hijack, didn't remove processes unless I was sure.

    Anyone got any other ideas?
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    Default Re: Anyone know of a good tool for removing Winfixer?

    Hi robo, nice to see you again.

    I am currently cleaning up a computer that has WinFixer, amongst other things, and Spybot has indicated that it is now gone after requiring a reboot/scan.

    The rest of my tool arsenal have yet to be run to see what other gremlins surface but it is looking good so far as I can now access Task Manager, etc. Quite a few Windows services were inaccessable prior to Spybot doing its thing.

    Give Spybot a whirl and see what happens.

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