Please help with Hijacker

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I've been hijacked by searchmaid homepage, how I do i remove this? I've run
adaware, spymaster and cw shredder to no availa and it still remains! please

Re: Please help with Hijacker

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BHODemon  free
It solved a problem for me. .

Think of BHODemon as a guardian for your Internet browser: it protects you from
unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them
individually. BHODemon is free, runs in the tray area, and works on Windows 95
or later operating systems.

What is a Browser Helper Object?
A Browser Helper Object, or BHO, is just a small program that runs automatically
every time you start your Internet browser. Usually, a BHO is installed on your
system by another software program. For example, Go!Zilla, the downloading
utility, installs a BHO created by Radiate (formerly Aureate Media); this BHO
tracks which advertisements you see as you surf the Web.

The natural question is, what do BHOs do? The technical answer is anything, but
generally, it will have something to do with helping you browse the Internet. Of
course, some BHOs are what is called ad-ware or spyware: they do things like
monitor the websites you visit and report this data back to their creators.

Although many people are extremely concerned about them because of the privacy
issue, BHOs are not necessarily bad things, and most of them are
well-intentioned and beneficial. For example, the P3P (Platform for Privacy
Preferences) program spearheaded by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and
major vendors, including Microsoft, AT&T, and IBM, will be delivered as a BHO.
Some BHOs, however, are placed secretly on your system, and there is certainly
no technical reason why they could not be programmed to send information about
your system (or your web surfing habits) over the Internet without your

Also, there is no restriction on what a BHO can do your system; it can do
anything any other program can do: read or write (or delete) anything on your
system. Usually, software is installed on your system explicitly by you; when
you do so, you are, in effect, saying that you trust the vendor. BHOs, however,
have a history of being installed without the users knowledge (fine print

Given that (a) BHOs can do absolutely anything to your system, and (b) they are
often installed without your knowledge, there is a distinct potential for abuse
by vendors. The problem is, until now you had no way of knowing which BHOs are
on your machine, who put them there, and what they do. This is what BHODemon
does - it lets you easily manage your BHOs, and tells you what each BHO on your
system is doing.

See help file.
        Regards    Buddy B

Re: Please help with Hijacker

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 13:47:39 -0500 Buddy b wrote:

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Thanks.  A better URL is
Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another,
hopefully without distortion.

Re: Please help with Hijacker

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