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Possible Browser Hijack - Cannot seem to remove


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#1 thisismarc

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:58 PM

Hello. This is my first post on Bleeping Computer, so I hope I can clearly present to you my problem with hopes of finding an easy solution.

About 4 days ago, I noticed that while browsing in Firefox (version 3.6.11), a new tab will open and redirect itself a webpage or an ad. I noticed too that, at times, the tabs themselves (that display the headline of the webpage) will slightly flicker as said redirection is occurring. 99% of the time I am redirected to a Google page with the address of hxxp://www.google.com/webhp - other times I will get an ad stating that my computer is infected. I always close the tabs as soon as they open.

The other browser I have installed is Internet Explorer, but I only that for one page (to log company time sheets). I have not encountered anything suspicious as I did a quick browse in IE, but I did get the following message on an occasion or two: "Stack overflow at line: 0."

I have run several virus, spyware and malware programs in both a normal operating mode and safe mode. Some threats were reported and cleaned, but the problem continues. Besides additional spyware/malware programs, nothing new has been installed or downloaded.

I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit Operating System. Since purchase I have had Zone Alarm constantly running as my virus tool and Tor for added protection. Additional programs that I now have are Antivir, SUPER Anitspyware & Malewarebytes' Anti Malware.

Thank you!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 28 October 2010 - 09:29 PM.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:37 PM

I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that I have run Spyware Doctor as well. Like the others, infections were found and cleaned, but the problem is still occurring.




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