I recently visited a website www.unitec.com (a business partner of my company) and received an unusual warning message upon visting their site and clicked to cancel out of the warning message, which was a mistake. (I've tried browsing to this site from other computers and received the same warning message, but used task manager to shut down the page instead of clicking on the message)
Now it appears that my web browsers (IE 8, Chrome, and Firefox) have all been hijacked by some sort of adware.
I typically use IE 8, and upon launching IE8 the first thing I notice is that although the sites I've set as my home pages launch correctly in their respective tabs, the image icon for the tabs is incorrect. For example the Yahoo! page shows a completely unassociated tab image.
When doing a quick search it appears that the search results page is correct, but when clicking on a result I see the word "redirecting" show up in the address bar and I end up on a completely unrelated ad page.
Other symptoms include:
- Browser performance is inconsistent. Somtimes I can launch a new browser window. Othertimes, there's no response.
- Trying to open a new tab doesn't always work
- Trying to close a tab doesn't work. I have to use Task Manager to shut down the process.
- Browsing to a new web page, upon hitting enter after entering a new URL the page will browse properly but the URL doesn't display
- My open program bar (at the bottom of the screen) flashes intermittently. As if it's an imaging being swapped out.
I've read a number of other posts on bleepingcomputer.com that sounds similar to my scenario. I haven't tryed any of the fixes listed, instead following the request to post a new topic.
Thank you in advance for any help in resolving this.
Edited by tglock, 28 January 2011 - 04:17 PM.