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.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 28 October 2010 - 09:29 PM.
Deactivate link. ~ OB