Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:09 AM
Hi. I'm usually able to find answers for any problems I encounter on here without needing to register and ask a question myself, but I'm having trouble with this one:
- I am in an office with 2 computers. Both of them suffer with the same problem which appears to be some kind of virus: Essentially, when I click on a link, usually from google results, I am re-directed onto a different, random page. If I open the link in a new tab, I can click 'back' until I reach my intended page, but it is annoying that I have to do this, and more of a concern is the reason why it is happening, and what implications it might have that I don't know about. The websites are various things, sometimes as inocuous as eBay, occasionally porn, but more often than not websites such as 'google analytics', 'adclicks', 'gossipcenter' etc.
- I have run MalwareBytes and also have Norton installed, but nothing stops it.
- I purchased a third computer and have just connected to the internet. To check the net worked, I went to google, did a search, clicked on a link and lo and behold, it got redirected to eBay! The fact that this is a new computer, and already it is happening, makes me think that the virus/malware is 'getting in' earlier in the chain, rather than hitting the individual PCs, but my knowledge of this kind of thing is not good enough to know what to do.
Please help! I'm not really a computer expert, I can carry out tests and return results but don't ask me to start interpreting codes/logs or anything...