Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:53 AM
I have a Toshiba Equium A300D PSAK2E laptop running Vista Home Premium SP2. I recently downloaded a program which must have had a browser hijacker incorporated. I did scan the executable file before installing with Avast! Home Edition 5 but nothing was detected.
After installing the program I found that every time I perform a search on Google and follow a link from the search results, I am navigated to a different web page; either an advertisment or a malicious website.
I have done a full sytem scan with Avast! and Ad-Aware which did not find anything. I have tried HijackThis using the HijackThis Log File Auto Analysis page (www.hijackthis.de) but found nothing. I have also checked my start up applications with autoruns and checked the running processes in task manager but cannot find anything.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, which is my default browser, but to no avail. (The hijacker affects Internet Explorer as well.)
Does anyone have any ideas please?