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#1 HesterLyons


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:26 AM

Hi, I have been reading a few threads on this and it seems this is a really nasty one. I have picked this up over the last few days. Basically, when I do a search in any browser (Firefox or IE, using either Yahoo or Google) and click on a search result I get redirected to a variety of sites - some apparently useful, some explicit, even Ebay once. Sometimes a new tab opens on its own accord and usually tries to open a windows media player file or an Acrobat file - I think, as I have never let them finish and always close the new tabs immediately.

I am on Windows 7 Starter, the machine is two weeks old, and I am not very used to this operating system yet (and can honestly say I don't rate it). So bear with me if I don't find things quickly!

I run McAfee Internet Security Suite, also I downloaded and ran MalwareBytes, Spybot S&D and AdAware. Currently only Spybot and McAfee are running. I also went back to a restore point before the trouble started but that made no difference.

I consider myself reasonably computer literate but this one has me stumped.

Any help very much appreciated.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 November 2010 - 02:59 PM.
Move to AII for initial assistance. ~ OB

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