My browser is Firefox 3.6.9. Sometimes I use Explorer 8.0.6001.18702.
No system changes have been made. It is possible that my house sitter during the summer may have visited one or more porno sites.
Almost all the redirection takes place from Google, though about half the time I can get to the desired site. I have also been redirected from Yahoo search. I noticed this morning for the first time that even when I typed in a URL, the browser was redirected. I then closed Firefox and opened Explorer, typed in the URL and went there with no problem. However, redirection from Google happens in Explorer also.
Often a new tab will open in Firefox spontaneously
Often the redirected sites open the window to the full screen, sometimes with audio. Sometimes I can't close the tabs on the redirected sites as new small windows open asking me if I really want to close and I can't simply X them out (for another window will open asking again) and fear to click on anything else. I may then wind up closing the browser using Task Manager.
Some of the sites I am redirected to are:
The following sites came up repeatedly after recirection so I put them in my "hosts" file:
I have never clicked on anything at a redirected site.
What I tried:
I have tried running Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, and Spybot with no success. I have tried running system restore to a date before the summer.
I have downloaded a large file from mvps.org to my hosts file.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Edited by quietman7, 15 September 2010 - 01:35 PM.