I have just installed a new xp installation on my parents comp and 3 days later they are complaining that there not getting the pages that they normally get when clicking on a search result in google.
So i have a look and god dam it if they haven't contracted some kind of browser hijacker !
after doing a google search when clicking on the top few results (quite often the sponsored ones) its getting redirected to odd pages. If i go back to the search results and click the same link (result) again it take me to a completely different page than last time and so on.
Iv tried :-
HJT & submitted it to http://www.hijackthis.de/ (nothing showing here)
Iv tried a system restore also.
I know the day it happened , i installed a copy of xnview & vso image resizer (both of which iv used for ages & tested on a virtual machine today from the same installation files, but was all fine)
The only other thing that happened was they had a mem stick sent to them from a relative with a load of photos which they connected to there pc that day to have a look at the photos.
So im at a bit of a loss now , i really dont want to do another clean install of there XP so any suggestions would be great.
P.S. working through this post atm http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/281490/google-search-results-hijack/
To clarify the above sentence: apparently following the instructions in this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1551875 ~ OB
Edited by Orange Blossom, 25 December 2009 - 06:09 PM.