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Tinyproxy.exe stopped working


Can anyone advise me what this is as it is not enabling me to go on many websites and any assistance would be very much appreciated, i just keep getting HTTP 404 message and then a pop upm displaying the tiny proxy thing!!


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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem as Eden27. My laptop is an Inspiron 1525

  • Eden27 Nov 10, 2008

    Me too - running spy ware solutions didnt fix it for me either!! Ay other advise from anyone would be very much apreciated!!

  • arthel Nov 27, 2008

    Yikes. I've tried about everything and can't get rid of it. But once I do, I would LOVE to know where it came from (so I can avoid getting reinfected). Anyone know?!

  • katsklaw10 Dec 05, 2008

    I got this Virus from Facebook. I got a message from a friend saying I was in a video. I went to look at it and... no video, just a fake plugin that has me unable to enjoy my full Google freedom.

  • brendan101 Dec 08, 2008

    Yeah me too...Got it on bebo

    Done a full scan using my mcafee an still havin the problem.

    What can you do to get rid of it?


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I'm so happy I figured this out!

In firefox, go to tools, options, advanced, then under Network, click settings. Then select No Proxy. That should disable the virus. This MAY need to be done after disabling it in task manager.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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C:\program files\tinyproxy. there is a hiddenf ile in there called tinyproxy.exe. It takes over your browser so if you have something stiopping it from execting then you will not be able to get on the internet at all! let it run and google gets redirected to other websites when you click on searched links.

Havent found out how to get rid yet, nor have the anti spyware softwares- unless somebody knows something I dont!

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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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I have tried the search and destroy scan and im still havin probs with my comp, any one got any other ideas cheers

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TINYPROXY.EXEMalicious Software Your PC is infected. The file called TINYPROXY.EXE is considered unsafe and there may be other infections on your PC.
You should urgently check your PC and remove any malicious software including TINYPROXY.EXE as soon as possible. Use Spybot S&D to scan and get rid of it, it's Free.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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    Bryan Landen Nov 10, 2008

    Ok that should have done the trick, but in certain circumstances it's a good idea to run Hijackthis and send the
    log to someone who can help you determine what is in your registry. I don't usually give advice on registries since
    it's risky and I don't want to be blamed for screwing up someones machine. I would also recommend in certain
    circumstances that you run combofix. It's great at getting rid of certain pesky viruses and adware, but first you
    need to run Hijackthis, just sign up here and post your log there.


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