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#1 bulldriver


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:47 PM

I'm kind of a neophyte when it comes to computors, but I have a big problem that I could really use some help with. I have an hp pavilion a705w (ancient- I know), anyway, I'm using Windows XP Home. No matter what I use for a web browser, when I click on the result I want, I'm redirected to a commercial site. Someytimes if I type in the URL I can get where I want to go- and sometimes it just says page cannot be displayed. I've been using CA security, and it ran a scan last night, but to no avail. What is happening and what can I do? Thanks VERY much!

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

Hello bulldriver

Have you updated XP Home to SP2?

Have you tried doing your scans in "Safe Mode"?

If not, please do so and then perform an Online Virus Scan like Bit Defender.

If your not finding any malware, see:
"It's not always malware: How to fix the top 10 Internet Explorer issues".
"Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or restarts".
"Webpage cannot be displayed".
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