MSN Plus brings browser hijacker - how do I stop it?

  • cerio
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi,
I hope this is the right place to ask this...
I use MSN messenger and like MSN plus but, when I install it, it brings a browser hijacker which changes my homepage setting and adds a toolbar, sometimes to the browser, sometimes to the bottom of my screen and redirects me to its own search page.

Adaware and Spybot Search andd destroy don't seem to deal with it. Using Hijackthis, I was able to find and delete some files it put in but they just came back.

It adds this to the homepage setting...
http://mysearchnow.com/passthrough/index.h... then my homepage url

It seems to be something to do with mysearchnow.com

I have just reformatted my PC and, although I want to install msn plus, I don't want to until I find a solution for the hijacker stuff.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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I'm not sure if this is still the case, it's been about a year since I've used msn, but when I installed msn plus I was given the option of not installing the extras. When you run the setup, go through each step carefully. Select 'custom setup' if it's offered.

If you are not able to install msn plus without the extra crap, I say the hell with it.
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Hi,
thanks, it seems I WAS just overlooking that option while installing, which allows you to avoid all that invasive stuff. All is well now

I like Plus because it has a boss alert.

Thanks

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You're welcome. It's easy to overlook. I liked msn plus too when I did instant message. I don't use IM programs these days...
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lol, same with me Jim. Too busy. don't know if thats good or bad though.
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I guess it's neither good nor bad. :) I get too distracted by other things I want to fool around with. Also, I got tired of everyone wanting to chat all the time. That's why I like forums. I can post messages at my leisure. :)
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Yup, agreed. :)
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LOL@boss alert

your a norty boy surfing the net and getting paid for it..... kinda like I am now :lol:
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Thank you!!!! I've had this problem for 2+ weeks!!*celebrates* All fixed!!!! Yahoo!!!

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