I've had this browser redirection problem for a while but I'd like to fix it since I plan to do online banking on this computer and I'd prefer to play it safe.
Occasionally when I'm searching for something either I'll be directly redirected to a spam webpage, some links below, (that is when I search it with the search box in the corner of Firefox) or indirectly some links on a google results page will redirect to those same spam pages tailored with my google search term.
The redirection persists for five or so links and then disappears, laying dormant for some time and then randomly appearing again later on the day or a week later. This is a big problem since I don't know if the spy/adware has gone away after the numerous virus scans or not.
Although this occurs mainly for Google, I am pretty sure it has happened to other sites in the past, where their links have been redirected to the same spam pages, but I can't remember which ones since the majority are Google redirections. Also, it's not just one spam page that it's being redirected to, it's a lot of different kinds shown by the links, and sometimes is sometimes redirected multiple times.
I've removed the search term and replaced it with *** asterixes since they're pretty random.
(There are a few other imitative sites that use ave99's url scheme but just have a different domain name. It's pretty tedious to copy them all but if you need them I can)
I am almost sure that there aren't any correlations since my search terms with redirections range from improving memory management of firefox, to alternative media player, google definitions of literary terms, jargon, poetry, biographical information, math, etc.
Thanks a lot for the help.
Edited by gammbit, 11 May 2009 - 08:25 PM.