i'm new to this forum and i'm from central indiana. sorry i didn't take the time to post in the "introductions" section... but i really need help.
whenever i do a simple search in Microsoft Internet Exporer (or even Mozilla Firefox) using Yahoo or Google... etc... i get a list of things that look right... but the links they refer to are all wrong... and it takes a long time for the results to materialize as well. when i compare this same simple search to any other computer i have... i get the right results... much faster... but on the desktop... it's all wrong. the descriptions look ok... but the LINKS under the descriptions are all wrong. i get a lot of references to "pricegrabber.com" and "findlinks.com", "wyp.net", "freeantivirus.com", "toseeka.net"... etc. if i page forward... all the results start to look more normal.
i learned about this forum from doing web searches trying to find out what's wrong. in fact, i referenced this topic and tried the software referenced therein:
and also here:
i tried things from both of the above links and i still have the same problem.
i have ran my PCTools Spyware with Antivirus engine (purchased software)... along with PCTools Registry Doctor (also purchased)... i have ran AdAware (free version)... SuperAnitSypware (free version)... Malwarebytes' AntiMalware (free version. the last one (Malwarebytes' AntiMalware) did find and remove something that said it was a "mini trojan?"...
but still i have the same problem. i feel like i've got an unrecognized browser hijack... or pehaps the remnants of a previously removed virus... i just don't know at this point... but i'm pulling my hair out. i've even tryed a system restore.
so... where do i go from here? what do i do? my gut tells me that something simply isn't right here and i really need some help.
(i'll give this post a chance to generate some feedback and i'll check back tomorrow... thank you!)
Edited by moozak, 06 January 2009 - 06:29 PM.