I'm running out of things to try to fix it because he does have McAfee installed (which was paid for) but when I try running a full scan nothing is being detected.
I have also tried to reboot in safe mode and run the scan but still nothing is being detected nor fixed.
I have also tried to download security scans such as windows defender, and similar adware/spyware scanners, but when I try to open a security related website it just opens a page of weblinks... and when you click on the weblinks, another page of weblinks arise. Normal websites open normally by the way.
I also downloaded firefox in the hope that it is a safer browser, which it did install but won't let me open and run (which I am guessing is because of the state of the computer).
Is there anything else I can do??
I was thinking of downloading another antivirus/spyware program on a memory stick and plugging it into his computer, but I use a Mac (new to it) and not sure whether this is feasable to download onto my Mac and transfer to PC? Thoughts on that would also be very helpful.
Please help. It's driving me mad!!
P.S. Someone has advised that I check my hosts to see if there are any additional entries or IP addresses listed below the local host, and to delete these. Is this advisable and will this solve the problem of visiting security sites?
Edited by janny1978, 29 July 2008 - 05:58 AM.