My problem with my browser is that there's something called TrueAds apart of it, and Google, my homepage, has been switched to Yoog. I recently uninstalled ALOT Toolbar, because I researched and many have had problems concerning adware/spyware/hijackware issues. I am assuming it installed itself without any of our permission, so I got rid of it as best I could.
The big problem is, everytime I try to go on Google.Com, there is an area called "Sponsored Links" on the left, when it should be on the right. Once I removed ALOT Toolbar, Google's true sponsored links (I assume because they have always been on the right side tucked away neatly and is not intrusive) showed on the right, finally. But still Ads showed on the left. At one point they showed on the left AND right.
I believe some program malware/spyware (or what have you) is spying on my searches.
Popup ads come up whenever I type in something like "Holiday Recipes" or something like that. Sometimes it's related to what I was looking for (but I didn't ask them in the first place to open up anything and most of the pages look suspicious), and sometimes it has nothing to do with what I was looking for. It keeps saying "Ad Served By TrueAds". and it never shows the link of the website in the addressbar. For the record, I am using FireFox.
I looked in my programs area, and nothing was there. However when I went to my Control Panel, clicked Add & Remove Programs, something showed up in the list called Search Assistant TrueAds. I do not recall installing this software and neither does my family members. I would also like to know how to get rid of any hidden files on this annoying program before removing it. Oh and it doesn't say uninstall. It just says Change/Remove next to it.
Please help me with my problem. It'd be highly appreciated. Thanks for reading!
Edited by Mishia Mushi, 11 June 2009 - 02:48 PM.