Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:56 PM
There's some sort of malware on my computer I'm having a hard time tracking down.
When I search for something on Google, then click on a URL I am always redirected to some sort of advertisement/adware page, a differant one every time. This happens on almost every link I click on for every search I do, even for sites I've been to before like Wikipedia. Happens on both Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox. I've done a full system scan with Norton 360 with no results. I then disabled Norton and opened Avast and scanned with that, still nothing. However, then I ran a Boot-time scan with Avast and it found 4 infected files, all classified as high risk, which I deleted, here I will list the threats as Avast sees them and the directory Avast tells me they were at:
*E:\ is my boot drive*
Threat: Java:Djewers-N [trj]
Threat: Win32: Adan-055 [adw]
G:\Windows\downloaded program files\gsda.dll
Threat: Java:Openstream-H [trj]
where %documents% is a variable for my documents folder.
Anyway, after I deleted these things nothing really happened and I still can't do Google searches without bein redirected to ads.
Currently running Norton scan, followed by Avast scan in safe mode.
Any ideas? Any way I can provide more info?
I recently installed Game maker 8, I'm starting to think I got infected form that.
I can type in any web address and it will work fine, its only when I do searches it doesnt work
If i click (cached) next to a google search result, I will Not get redirected to an ad.
Occasionally clicking on a search result will actually get me where I want to go. Then if I click back, and click on the result again, I'll get an ad.
Compuer has been running a bit slower than normal since I noticed this.
I don't see any suspicious processes on Task manager.