When performing google searches and then clicking on returned page links, I get re-directed to ad sites or other (highly suspicious) search engine sites like 'Overture' . Also, sometimes when I am on a page and click an internal link for that site, I get a new firefox window opening which attempts to find google-analytics but runs an infinite loop. I'm not sure if these are the same issue, and if not please focus on the re-direct issue. I have downloaded Hijack This and done a scan, just to see if anything was obviously out of place, but realize that I am out of my depth here and so didn't make any changes.
Firefox V. 3.6.3
Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, with all the relevant major updates
McAfee total protection antivirus suite
If any other info is needed please let me know. I have an intermediate knowledge of computers, but not so much that I feel confident rooting around in the registry so your help is appreciated.
I was reading some other, similar posts and came across instructions to grab Malwarebytes and run it as a solution. I have done this and it found several registry trojans (have the logfile if it is needed) which I fixed. The problem seems to be somewhat corrected, as in the redirects are happening less often but still come up.
EDIT: Moved from Vista to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 28 May 2010 - 10:08 PM.