When that happened to me I was using Cox's free security suite that came with the ISP service
, a custom 'lite' version of McAfee. I sprang for a Norton Internet Security subscription, ran a full system scan, and the problem resolved and has not returned. Prior to that I ran MalwareBytes and a couple other freeolas.
I'd had a lot of issues previously with Symantec products, but interestingly, this version running on Windows7 has been smooth sailing.
Thank you, but I run XP Pro and Norton was never an option for me after using it a few times. Funny thing, I just got a popup warning from Super Anti-Spyware that someone/something was trying to redirect my home page. Of course, I said do not permit. Then slapped my fingers for being so fast on the trigger because I think that popup also says who is trying to redirect it. Next time. I have cleaned many ugly viruses off other peoples' computers. A couple on mine and you would think I would know better, I NEVER open anything I don't trust, but these days that doesn't mean anything.
Am going to load HJT and see if there is anything in there. Oh, the only thing I use Netscape for is their dialup server and email. Gotta use dialup, no other options where I live. OH OH OH I did lose the little icon in the tray that goes in there when connection is complete and can't find where I configure that little puppy.