Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:27 PM
I am on a Windows XP Laptop. I am using Avast antivirus. Yesterday, I must have inadvertently clicked on a link that I believe hijacked my web browser.
I have tried running malware bytes which didn't find aything. Super antivirus software has helped me in the past so I ran tha. It found 91 ad related cookies as well as a trojan. I removed that but the problem of ads being redirected is still happening. Occasionally, I am getting random ad pop-ups that I imagine are related to the same issue even though I have my pop up blocker set to high.
Also, I am randomly getting a shutdown warning that says SVCHOST.exe must shut down. It has only happened twice so I was not able to copy it exactly at is was written but I will look out for it to post it exactly if/when it occurs again. I researched this a bit and supposedly this is a necessry part of my system.
Please help. Thank you in advance.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal