Iím running XP and IE8. My only anti-virus was McAfee (more about my security environment in a moment).
The problem first started out as Cyber Security and AV Security Suite fake malware browser takeovers, trying to get me to click links, buttons, and/or to purchase their something. I did none of the above.
What I did do was run a comprehensive McAfee scan, which came up empty. The problem continued. Then I downloaded and ran SpyBot. It claims to have found and removed nearly 50 'infections' from low risk cookies to Trojans and worms, even though McAfee said my system was clean. Still the problem persisted.
Next I downloaded and ran Microsoftís Windows Defender, which was utterly useless. I still canít figure out if it actually did anything. I deinstalled it in frustration.
Next I downloaded Ad-Aware. It claims to have found and removed over a dozen 'infections' from low risk cookies to Trojans and worms. But the problem persists. Even after both McAfee and Spybot said I had a clean system. Go figure.
Finally, I purchased a copy of Spyware Doctor. It claims to have found and removed still more 'infections' from low risk cookies to Trojans and worms. Yet I still have the problem! To top it all off, McAfee, SpyBot, and Ad-Aware all say my system is 'clean'. This is a mess.
Every time I run one of these programs, it claims to have found and rid my computer of all infections, even if I run each one right after the other. But my machine is still slow, and these annoying browser hijacking attacks continue unabated.
Any assistance I can get in tracking down this malicious code and removing it once and for all would be greatly appreciate. I ran a HijackThis scan but it reads like Greek to me.
Edited by MyMachineAndI, 07 July 2010 - 08:27 PM.