Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:20 AM
Hello! I seem to have been infected with some kind of browser hijacker or another, that redirects my search results when clicked on to some random ad sites. I see that this seems to be quite a big problem with many other people here seeking help too! This happens in both Firefox and I.E., so I decided to try to uninstall and reinstall them both to see if it helped at all. I uninstalled firefox, but couldnt figure out how to uninstall I.E. so I just left it alone... I ran several scans using the following: AVG, SpybotS&D, CCleaner, System Mechanic, Defender Pro, Malwarebytes, and CA Security. System Mechanic found a spyware threat called LookatMe2, deleted. Also found several tracking cookies, deleted. Ran full system cleanings with both DefenderPro and System Mechanic, and ran CCleaner again. Defraged drive and memory, compacted and backed up registry after it was scanned and cleaned also. Rebooted, logged back on, did a search and WHAMO happens again... Im at a loss as to what to do. My Comp and OPsys are: AMD Athalon dual core 64 2.4Ghz 1Gb Ram, Windows XP Home, all my drivers, software, security,apps etc, everything is continually updated and set to auto update, so as far as I know I think I do have all the latest updates for everything. Thnx!