Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:54 AM
Hello all, my 1st post.
Brought a brandnew Dell Dimension in 2006 for young son. Since then retired to the Philippines and shipped the still boxed PC with us.
Its running XP Home Edition ver 2002 SP2. IE ver 6.0.2900. I finally unboxed the PC after 3 yrs. hooked everything up connected to the internet. Everything good so far, but when i opened IE all hell broke loose. Since this is a new installed PC, all the loaded software including Virus protection, Dell, Microsoft programs wanted to be updated or registered.
Then i noticed that i was being redirected from Microsoft update site, Dell site and others to a GOOGLE search. Now i can't update anything via the NET. What a bummer, my kid all excited about his 1st PC.
After 2 days of searching the Net for solutions on my laptop i found many having the same problem or BUG.
I used my laptop to download and transfer with CD several suggested programs (Hijack,Spybot,SuperAntiSpy,Combofix) to the affected PC.
No Software has been able to stop the brower from redirecting to GOOGLE.
I really am desperate right now esp since i got a lil kid looking over my shoulder.
The dell pc did not come with a installation disk we only have a RESTORE POINT for backup.
Do i have a browser bug or WHAT? no programs can be updated and we are stuck in the MuD.