how to i get rid of aprotectservice.com homepage highjack for FREE?

Hi, i have a 2002windowsxp laptop and my homepage has been changed to aprotectservice.com and i cant get rid of it. it gives out fake warnings that my computer is infected but it isnt and always goes to aprotectservice.com when u go on the internet. i have a anti-virus and firewall on my computer and they seem to be working fine except when i log on to internet it goes to aprotectservice.com unless i go threw favorites in start menu. ive tried many things (for free) i do not want to pay for anti-virus etc. ive tried spy no more,spybot search and destroy,avg,spyware and many countless other things...........the highjacked homepage is the only thing that wont go away! how do i get rid of it for free, either manually or with a program??? anyone Please help...any ideas welcome ive tried alot so anything will help(ive gone to do all updates possible threw microsoft updates as well and nothing gives....!)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    DO NOT INSTALL aprotectservice.com. They secretly installed onto your computer a malicious Zlob Trojan causing alerts to refer you to their rogue product.

    Remove with the aprotectservicecom automatic removal tool on the following page.

    http://www.spywareremove.com/removeAprotectservice...

    Aprotectservice.com is a computer Homepage hijacker that may be secretly installed onto your computer by a malicious Zlob Trojan. aprotectservice.com is designed to show fake warnings in the form of popup baloon like “System Alert”, “Your computer is infected” regarding your computer security in its attempts to goad you into purchasing fake antispyware programs, such as WinAntiVirus, SpyDawn, AntivirusGolden or SpyLocked. Note, that “aprotectservice.com” may also retrieve information from your computer and send it to a third party.

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    To eliminate other malware and prevent future problems:

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    Update your antivirus and run a full scan

    If you do not have virus protection install:

    AVG Antivirus 7.5 Free Edition

    http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/avg-anti-v...

    http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Editio...

    or

    Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    or

    AOL Active Virus Shield

    http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/...

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    Install Windows Defender (full time spyware protection)

    Perform a full scan.

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/s...

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    Install the following five programs and run weekly or at least monthly. You need all five. They are not a substitute for full time spyware and virus protection.

    Ad-Aware SE Personal (update + full scan)

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_pe...

    Spybot Search & Destroy (update + immunize + scan)

    Do not enable Tea Timer and SDHelper

    After installation: update + scan + immunize

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.h...

    SpywareBlaster: Update then open and click “enable all protection”.

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.htm...

    SUPERAntiSpyware free version: (update + scan)

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    CCleaner: Do not install toolbar and recycle bin options

    Removes tracking cookies, unneeded files, history

    In options.

    Set to run when computer starts.

    Place cookies you want to keep in save list

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

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    Additional run this time and monyhly.

    Microsoft OneCare Live, run “full service scan”

    Updates windows, virus and spyware scan, disk cleanup, disk fragmentation (if needed), backs up registry and then cleans registry, and checks for open firewall ports

    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

    Malicious Software Removal Tool (run “full scan”)

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/de...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try a program called "Hijack This" a free download from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download5554.html

    I believe it will get rid of that for you.

    Also, have you tried simply changing the internet login page through "internet options" in "control panel"?

    It may be you have removed the spyware, but your login page did not reset to the original one.

    Try typing this in your internet login page and see if it works.

    http://www.google.ca/ this is the Canadian Google homepage, if it works okay, then just set your page to whatever you had before, or want as a homepage.

  • 1 decade ago

    aprotectservice.com is a variant of Zlob trojan and Win32.trojan.dropper. When you hacked by the aprotectservice.com then it direct attack on your IP address & your operating system Informations. It also re-direct you to another hijacker website and prompt you to download a rogue / fake antispyware application [which is a bundle of different trojans (Mostly CODEC and ZLOB Trojans)] such as, System Doctor, Malware Wipe, SpyHeal, Pest Wipe, PestTrap, BraveSentry Virus Burst, Virus burster, WinAntiSpyware, Virus Blast, SpywareStrike, SpyAxe, SpyTrooper, Adware Punisher, Spy iBlock and SpyGuard.

    you can get the free removal tool from the below link :-

    http://www.nosnoopware.com/removals/aprotectservic...

  • 1 decade ago

    aprotectservice.com is highly dangerous hacker application. Usually aprotectservice.com may log keyboard activity of the user and take snapshots of the system. aprotectservice.com uses stealth installation and its removal is very difficult.

    http://aprotectservice.com Symptoms:-

    User's homepage is changed to aprotectservice.com or to other unfamiliar websites. Warning messages such as "Virus Alert", "Your Computer is Infected", "Security Alert" Trojan-Spy.win32@mx or Spyware.Cyberlog-X infections are displayed.

    I got all the information about this spyware from the below link and there you can also remove it by using the manual and automatic process..

    http://www.pcontech.com/hijacker/remove/aprotectse...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would recommend getting Spybot - Search and Destroy , Free AVG, and Ad-aware. Update them and run them like once a week or so. Its the best free software i have found

  • First thing you'll want to do is delete your Internet Cookies.

    Then uninstall which ever Web Browser your using, and then run a Virus Scan just to be safe.

    Which broswer are you using? IE has alot of security issues.

    You might want to try FireFox.

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

  • Lynne
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's a hijacker program. You can go to one of the sites listed below to fix your computer.

  • 1 decade ago

    Just run your anti spyware program, and when it catches the culprit, quarantine it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Open your browser, Internet explorer, in the top left go to "TOOLS" then "OPTIONS" then reset your home page to blank or what you want it to be.

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