Home Malware Programs Browser Hijackers scanandrepair.net


Posted: October 17, 2007

ScreenshotScanandrepair.net is a browser hijacker that gets into your computer through Skype from someone called Security Monitor. It urges to go to scanandrepair.net and get malware removed from your machine. Once you open the link, you will be offered to scan your computer for free and then you will be displayed with fake scan results. This is the technique how users are tricked into purchasing the full version of rogue anti-spyware application. Scanandrepair.net offers you to download Scan and Repair Utilities 2007 which is a fake spyware removal utility.

To restore the original default homepage, open IE > go to Tools > Internet Options > Type the URL address of your desired website > Click "Use Current" > click "OK". But restoring your hompepage manually does not necessarily mean that you've gotten rid of the spyware infection that brought on the homepage hijacker. Safetysettings.com may be a sign that you've been infected with spyware or a trojan.

If, when Internet Explorer starts, you see any pop up windows telling you about a rogue anti-spyware program and how to remove spyware, then you're probably infected with a trojan and you will continue to be hijacked by safetysettings.com. Sometimes the hijackers prevent you from changing the homepage, or may allow you to temporarily change the homepage only to have safetysettings.com reappear later.

So what do you do? Scan your system with an anti-spyware program and remove the spyware infections detected.


File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 safetysettings.com