- In IE, without clicking on anything, I'm randomly redirected away from the page I'm on
- In IE if I click on a page-link, I may sometimes be redirected to an advertising page
- Using the Google-search from the IE tool-bar, if I put in a search, I get a page of valid results, but if I click on any of them, I get redirected to advertising pages
Figuring this may be to do with IE and Google-search, I then tried Chrome
Chrome seems to be ok, until you try and put a search in the URL-bar.
You then get the message :
"you attempted to reach www.google.co.uk but the server presented a certificate signed using a weak signature algorithm"
So, maybe the underlying problem is a hijacking of google software of my laptop?
Other sideline symptoms:
After any reboot, my desktop icons have changed size, and changing them back doesn't seem to hold on the next reboot.
Unhiding hidden files, extensions etc, also doesn't hold after each reboot.
A recent rkill, TDSSKiller, FixTDSS, and other things on those lines mentioned in similar forums on here. None of them find anything or fix anything. MalwareBytes doesn't find anything either.
Not convinced by anything else I've seen on the web that suggests I need to buy some software to fix it.
Oh - and this is on Windows 7 64-bit, with IE 8.
Would appreciate your help. Thanks in advance
Edited by dudljo, 08 July 2012 - 04:50 AM.