Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:31 PM
I am having issues with my Firefox...... When clicking a link from a google search results page, I get randomly redirected to some other, completely unrelated page. Generally advertising of some sort. I have been researching this problem for a while, and have tried numerous methods of repairing it, all to no avail. (short of uninstalling, and then re-installing firefox.... that's my last ditch resort though.)
I have scanned my machine, and cleaned it off, with AdAware, SuperAntiSpyware, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, and TrendMicro's housecall. (and even used hijackthis to see what all was in the registry, nuked a couple things out of there, but, still, no soap.) Even when completely cleaned, the problem persists. I have seen folks recommend the use of ComboFix... but, I have a 64 bit version of XP, and that does not appear to be supported. I have used UnHackMe, and it found some additional infections, (three, to be precise...), but, that didn't fix it either.
At this point, I am at a loss. I haven't the faintest idea of how to proceed, short of nuking Firefox, and reinstalling it, and if THAT doesn't work.... Nuking the entire harddrive, and reinstalling EVERYTHING. I REALLY don't wanna go there thankyouverymuch.......
Suggestions? Comments? Complaints? Shoe size?
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal