I'll give you the short version so as not to bore everyone. But about 8 hours ago my broswer got hijacked and no matter what word I put into google with IE6 or Firefox it would bring up nothing but redirects to all these
advertising sites" like shopzilla, toolcart, homedecor bizrate and so on....
Well I had no idea as to what had happened because even though I do know a little bit about computers...honestly its just enough to be dangerous to myself because 20% of the time I can figure something out and fix it when theres a problem. The other 80% of the time it usually isnt too pretty
Anyway...after spending 8+ hours searching for what to do since my browser was high jacked I was about at the end of my rope. I had ran Spybot, Stinger, Ad-Aware, my AVG program virus scan, Ccleaner, ran the Hijackthis scan and started messing with that as well. But after all of that I still was right where I was when I first started 8+ hour ago. Then I found on this site where someone had posted that they had a simular problem and they ended up running "Malwarebytes" and it fixed their problem. So I downloaded that program, ran it....and it found 2 trojans and two other threats. It fixed them I rebooted and everything is working tip top shape again!
So I just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone here and let you guys&gals know that your site here is a HUGE help. I really do appreciate the way so many people more knowledgeable in the ways of computers offer their help here. It saves many like myself a great deal of pain (and money as well).
Now that that problem is fixed I think I'll stick around and see if I cant learn a thing or two here as well.
Edited by Steve_, 18 November 2008 - 03:12 AM.