Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:34 AM
I downloaded FLVdirect...I should have known it was a virus just by how the website I got it from looked. The website looks ridiculous and fishy. I will link to it if you need me to, not sure if I am allowed, but anyways.
What my computer is doing now, is whenever I am on a website, a random ad will shift the entire webpage down and sit there at the top. I know some websites to this themselves, but it is happening on every site I go to now right after I downloaded this thing. Also, if I go to a website, sometimes it will just take me to ask.com with a random thing posted in the search...something like "50% medicine" or some spam crap. But then click my site again and it goes right there to it.
I think I have found the source. I am on Windows Vista and when I go and search FLV it brings up a Firefox link (flvdirect.iamwired.net) but I cannot delete it. When I even right click and click "open file location", it just opens the link in a browser. I always use firefox and just opened IE for the first time in months today and it says Iamwired is now my default search engine, and asked if I wanted to switch it back to yahoo.
Please help me get rid of this garbage. I've already uninstalled it but it has obviously left traces of itself.