funny thing...just a few minutes after reading the original post on this thread, a friend called with a problem he's been having with popups. he brought the pc down for me to take alook at it....set it up here and booted it
boots into a spy axe scan.. managed to get ms antispyware, adaware,spybot, ewido, avast, zonealarm, CCleaner and hijack this onto the pc...which in the 2yrs he's had it, has not had any AV or firewall !!!! managed to update any that needed updating and rebooted into safe mode. ran all the apps in safe mode...and they all found huge amount of trojans, virus, spyware, adware...and spyaxe, and appeared to succesfully remove anything that needed removal,and i also renamed the svchosts.dll file... checked the homepage setting via ctrl panel and ms antispyware advanced tools, and everything seemed cool
rebooted pc... up poped the spyaxe scanner and additional spyaxe popups!!! msconfig shows nothing suspicious? anyways am currently working my way through the info on this site http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index....=&#entry325148
will let u guys know how i get off with it..
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well... looks to have done the trick. went through the step by step info on the link above... took a while, mainly due to the duration of the ewido scan... but so far all seems sweet