Later that day, my computer was ready. The computer guys said that it wasn't redirecting them at their store with their wi-fi after both their wipes. It immediately started redirecting me again at home, as well as PeerBlock showing about ten sites a second being listed, most of which were allowed and not blocked. In fact, very few were blocked. I'm not sure if PeerBlock is really reputable or not, judging from things I've read online. It seems as though it's showing me all activity but most of which is either not malicious, or if it is malicious, they still don't block it. Either way, why would I need it? I still have 89.5 million received bytes right now being online for 47 minutes and 4.7 million sent. This and PeerBlock are what confuse me most. I'm not sure if either of these is reliable in telling me my IP is being attacked. Avast does pop up that malicious sites are being blocked, anywhere from 4 to 10 an hour at present. According to my tech guys, it's possible for my IP to be attacked, and to have viruses on the other two computers, that re-infected my newly wiped computer even after an IP address change. (Neither computer was on or connected online when I brought it home the second time to try it out). Does this sound right to anyone? Or are my computer guys full of it? I heard of one guy wiping his hard drive and a redirect virus still being present (or a trojan or whatever it was). I can't verify if this is true. The other two computers show about the same bytes sent/received. PeerBlock was installed on my husband's laptop also, and it shows the same traffic as my laptop. But neither of them show any sign of the redirect virus. An Avast scan of my husband's laptop also comes back clean. It seems it's mainly my computer with signs of infection (redirecting), although an Avast scan of my drive also comes back clean. The byte traffic and PeerBlock traffic are the same for both my and my husband's laptop. I've started looking more closely at the sites Avast is blocking and it's always been somethingpuma.com, for example finderpuma or stopsmokingpuma. I have seen others report this on here as well. If my computer guys are right, how can I fix this short of getting a new ISP, buying a new computer, wiping the other two hard drives and prayer?
Edited by CaryHM, 04 June 2012 - 10:10 AM.