Posted 07 February 2010 - 06:39 PM
I apologize if I'm duplicating my previous post, but I can't seem to find it after being informed it was moved to this forum a couple days ago. I haven't received anything since and I can't find the post with a search.
My home page is yahoo. When I do a search, I get results as usual, but when I click on one, another random site appears in the address bar and I end up on google. I haven't really tried to do anything from google, so I'm not sure what would happen if I do, although I've gotten a clue from what others have posted.
I've tried doing a system restore, but for every date I pick, it says it was unable to restore and no changes were made. This computer has been out of my control for an extended period of time, and I know it has has a virus problem about a month ago (some fake virus protection), so right now, I'm kind of afraid to touch anything without guidance.
I ran Norton Virus Scan and it came back with 1 virus threat called Trojan.Adclicker, which except for the redirect to google, seems to mimic the problem. Norton gives instructions for a manual removal, but would like confirmation before proceeding.
One more problem...it's been a while since I've messed around with my computer, but in XP Home, in START, RUN, isn't "configsys" a valid request? When I type it in, it says the file cannot be found? Is this another problem?
Should I start looking for my reinstall disks?
Using Windows XP Home SP3.
Thanks for your help!