Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:27 AM
Hi everybody...first post here...I've heard you guys do great work.
I run Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron 1420. I use Firefox mainly and rarely Internet Explorer.
I was browsing around for an article on the late Len Bias when I clicked on a site that created a pop up. I don't remember what the pop up said exactly, something about Windows must run a scan on your computer...but I know it was a Firefox window and not from my virus scanner, McAfee, which I haven't used in a while since the subscription expired. I tried to close the Firefox window but another popped up, so I Task Manager'd it away by killing the Firefox.exe process. I started up Firefox again and the same window popped up, so I killed the process again. I started Firefox for a third time, and it seemed to hang for a while until I clicked Firefox again, then my normal Google home page loaded. Internet Explorer seems to be fine and does not have any of these slowdowns. I restarted my computer and got the same Firefox slowdown.
On my old computer I got a Google redirect virus so I immediately checked the Google search listings and found that I wasn't being redirected anywhere. I used Internet Explorer to download Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes AntiMalware. Spybot only mentioned random ad cookies, and Malwarebytes recorded nothing unusual.
I may or may not have a problem, I wanted to come on here to be sure of it. I appreciate the help.