Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:22 PM
Normally, I try to fix these problems on my own, but I am at my wits end.
A little over a week ago, I began to notice a problem with Firefox. At first, it wasn't that huge of a deal as it was just running really slowly and I use my computer a lot for school work since I attend online. But then it started to get worse.
New advertisement tabs would randomly start to open on their own, most commonly this one:
but other ones as well.
Then Google stopped working properly. I would do a search for class and when I click on the link for on of the search results a totally unrelated page would open (example: search for environmental issues and the page that would open was a local car dealership).
I tried running IE and did not get the same problem.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox about 5 times now and it doesn't help.
I installed SeaMonkey on Thursday and have been running that for my main browser.
I posted to the Mozilla Support Forum.
They said to run (in this order)
Super AntiSpyware and Ad-Aware found a couple of tracking cookies that I got rid of.
None of the others found anything. McAfee has not found anything.
I am at my wits end! What is going on and how do I get rid of it?!?
Edit: Link disabled, to preclude possible infection. ~tg