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    An ISP has hijacked my F-keys! (IEv6)

    I have a Logitech Navigator keyboard. The F-keys F-1 to F-12 take me automatically to various Freeserve sites even though Freeserve isn't my chosen ISP and none of the sites have any interest for me. I can't find a way of reassigning these keys at all; I've been into XP's "My Computer", "HDD" and found a folder marked "FREESERV" but don't have the courage to delete it because of warnings about effects on the rest of the system. What's going on here? I feel like I'm having the ISP shoved down my throat! Using the F-keys to navigate between sites is helpful but only if I choose where to go. Can anyone help?

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    Re: An ISP has hijacked my F-keys! (IEv6)

    Hi NGH

    Download Hijack This, run the scan and save the log. Unless you really know what you're doing, do not check or 'fix' anything !!
    Post the log on the Browser Hijacking forum here. (Cruise around this forum first to see what they're about.)
    The crew at the forum will guide you out of your problem.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: An ISP has hijacked my F-keys! (IEv6)

    NGH--

    After Ken's advice fixes you, if you look at some of the back IE and OS threads, you'll see a repeat mantra for slowdown and bug prevention to run Ad Aware 6.0 and Pat Kola's Spybot Search and Destroy regularly at least once a week--they take a few minutes and are simple. Click the globe on Ad Aware's interface at the upper right of it's toolbar, so that you get the latest reference data base update. There are many other anti-spyware and anti-BHO programs, but running these regularly can save you a great deal of slow down and hassle and eliminate some potential hijackers or malware that hijacked you already.

    When Comcast changed from ATT they had a little device to automatically reconfigure OE mail addresses from a .com to a .net address for those who didn't want to take the 30 seconds to do it manually. They sent daily messages urging people to downoad it and stressed it would not slow your system. It didn't slow the system, but it hijacked the browser homepage to Comcast, and I couldn't manually change my homepage it until I undid the registry changes. It didn't impact me because I browse from a small toolbar on the desktop, (so homepage is irrelevant), but I picked up 3 registry keys the malware modified to hijack the homepage, but Adaware promptly booted them from my registry.

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