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Highjacked By Hao123.Th

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Both firefox and IE now have this annoying thai hao123 start up page, resetting it does not work. Done scans with malwarbytes, registry cleaners and spyware detectors but to no avail. Anyone had this and got rid of it?

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I had that happen before

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Relaunch browsers and you should be ok

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1 go into control panel select programs and features and find the hao 123 and uninstall

2 still in control panel go to internet options and reset your home page to whatever you want reboot and it will be gone.

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Have you checked (Firefox) in Tools - Options - General tab that your home page has possibly been set to Hao123.Th. It's a common practice for many sites to try and impose themselves as your startup page.

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I had Babylon and Claro take over my Fiirefox browser and I tried everything I knew including manually deleting those names from my registry using regedit. I uninstalled Firefox and downloaded and installed it again. I searched for those names on my entire hard drive and deleted what I found. They were still there in the Firefox browser. I again uninstalled Firefox and am using Chrome with no problems.

Why would Firefox allow those invaders to take over the browser? There are many complaints on Firefox forums so they HAVE to be aware of this problem. As long as Firefox allows these malware hijackers to install themselves, I'm done with Firefox.

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i just got the over to install this when i installed a program that i downloaded form softtonic.com. i just selected the custom installation and deselected the installation of this program

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Even if you uninstall FF your settings will be kept.

Your settings (in Windows 7) will be under

C:\Users\your_user-name-here\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Move this dir somewhere else temporarily, and all your own personal data will be gone from FF, such as bookmarks, addins, etc.

So, uninstall FF, move the dir mentioned above, do a clean re-install of FF. The first time you run FF afterwards it will create a new settings dir. If the crud is still redirecting your page you know it is not just your settings causing it to happen.

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easy fix.

1- on "Mozilla Firefox start page" -

2 -right click on start page,hold down right button

3 -drag and drop start page to the little house in the upper right hand corner of main screen

4 - will ask you if you want this to be your home page "YES"

5 - done

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you can use ADW cleaner, it'll solve your problem, works also for babylon and many other programs/search engines/toolbars.

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you can use ADW cleaner, it'll solve your problem, works also for babylon and many other programs/search engines/toolbars.

All ADW cleaner seems to do is list everything on the HD with no options. Tried most of the other suggestions as well nothing worked so far.

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Guess u got yourself into those thai semi porn sites. Thai IT guys seems to do well with spyware.

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I also have Nao123 and Babalyon on my computer but mine came drom downloading VLC from softronics.com., but unlike Foregetit i did not choose custom install . I no lomger have Bayalyon it seems, but i also have tried all the suggestions to no avail to get rid of Hao123.. Malabytes does not pick it up and i tried some other site from a previous post on TV from last year on Hao123 which scanned my computer but failed to pick it up but demanded $64 USD to clean my computer.

The biggest problem with with Hao123 is that it gives direct links to programes that i don't think my kids should be wasting their time on when they should be doing their homework or research on the computer. Yes i know that is contradictory to what most Thai kids get encouraged to use computers for but homework comes first before timewasters like facebook . Hao123 gets a commission everytime somebody uses their link to go to facebook or msn or whatever .

So Rics21 , if you are accusing me of visiting thai porn sites ,your accusations are incorrect .

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mine came drom downloading VLC from softronics.com

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Thanks for posting this, it confirms my suspicions. I recall attempting to dl something from there and the process seemed suspicious, so I aborted, and have been avoiding the site since.

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I tried the ADW Cleaner and by the time I deleted everything it found, Google Chrome wouldn't work and I couldn't even connect to the Internet I had to roll back and restore my computer and had to reinstall Chrome.

I tried Spybot Search and Destroy and it found Babylon but wouldn't delete it even when I allowed it to reboot and run again in the safe mode. After trying quite a few programs which all failed, including Revo Uninstaller. I finally found TDSS Killer from Kaspersky and I think it finally got rid of it. I went so far as to install Firefox again and it appears clean.

I complained to BitDefender and they said that they don't consider Babylon a threat.

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