Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:36 PM
I have had the following problems on my computer lately (XP OS). I am really not too friendly with computers so I thought I would try this website.
Two major problems on my computer, which all came at once:
When I am opening a browser (IE or firefox), I am randomly redirected to some websites. This specifically seems to occur when I do a search in the search engine. For instance, when I make a search in the search engine, I am redirected to a page with all links pertaining to my research. Then, I click on a link, and this is where it happens. It redirects me to some websites. Also, in some cases, I am on a webpage, and a tab randomly appears (this is rather rare though). One thing to note though, is that everytime I go on internet using my bookmarks, I always end up on the right page, and I am not redirected.
Second, I have been trying to log in safe mode on my computer to be more efficient at detecting viruses. However, my computer crashes everytime I try to log in safe mode.
I have been using many software including malwarebytes, ad-aware, a-squared, as well as my symantec antivirus. All of them detected and deleted some of the viruses found. Yet the two symptoms described above are still present.
I was thinking of using combofix as a last remedy, but I saw that I would likely need supervision in order to be safe and efficient.
Therefore, my post here. Would you please be able to help me out? This would be greatly appreciated.