Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:24 AM
Here is a little bit more detail.
I have been using my laptop securely for one year now. The new problem appeared when I connected to my friend's wireless connection. He uses an AirPort Express wireless router with his Mac.
I recently noticed that each time I would go to google.com to search something, the search results would appear like usual. However, whenever I would try and click one result, I would get redirected to Ask.com.
The problem became apparent when I tried to download Spybot updates. The software wouldn't even launch. I downloaded the update manually and installed it. Again, the software wouldn't launch.
Then, I tried to perform an antivirus update. I have been using the Norton Antivirus, which I got from my University. While the virus scans would be clean, the LiveUpdate wouldn't work.
Now, I am worried that my computer might be infected. I don't want to mess around with it because it has never really fully recovered from past infections and is very delicate.
I have been reading other blogs. And, I have been getting my hands on the tools that might be useful in solving the problem. However, I haven't used any because I understand that only experts can help me, if I don't want to risk losing everything on my computer. (I mention the tools in my older post.)
I would be grateful for some help.