About a week ago my computer started playing audio clips which sounded like they were coming from some obscure news cast. I would have no tabs opened but when I would open my task manager I would see numerous IE windows open. The only way I could end these audio transmissions was to close all of these IE windows from the task manager. I ran Ad-Aware and Norton numerous times and the audio clips seem to have stopped playing, however, now I am dealing with being redirected on my Google searches. About 90% of the time when I search anything on Google I get redirected to a sales site. The weird part is that not only does this not happen on any of my other search engines but if I use say Yahoo to do a search and then go back to Google, Google will work just fine. In addition, I now have a file in my favorites menu called _favdata.dat, and whenever I try to delete this it shuts down IE. I currently am running a laptop with Vista Ultimate installed and IE8. Any help you can give me would be awesome as I am days away from completing my master's and need to ensure that my files are accessible!
Edited by longball380, 26 July 2010 - 11:05 AM.