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    55 IE Windows Open

    My brother got hit with a bunch of malware the other day when he inadvertently opened an email from an unknown source. His AV program, AVG, notified him of a Trojan (he didn't write down which one) it had stopped from installing or calling home, but his system was borked and had several problems. I worked with him over the phone all day yesterday and several hours today and got most everything straight except for one annoying problem. When he opens IE after a reboot, it generates 55 instances of itself. The only "cure" seems to be to run the AV program. He had removed AVG after the initial infection and installed PC cillin, which I had him uninstall after I thought I'd solved the problem and got him to install Avast. I had to have him install Spybot, and Spysweeper to clean the system and they both found several problems and cleaned them out, but he still has this multiple window problem with IE each time he reboots. Any thought on what could be causing this or where to look in the registry to locate the nasty ?? He is running XP Media Center and IE7.
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    Re: 55 IE Windows Open

    You might want to have your brother post a Hijack This log Doc.
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    Re: 55 IE Windows Open

    <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22> I didn't even think of that John. Thanks. I'll tell him about HijackThis tomorrow and get him to grab a copy and run it. I used to be pretty good at reading the logs.
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