So, the story goes that a few weeks ago, the computer I am using got infected with a rogue antivirus. WinDefender 2008 or something that sounds much like that...although they all sound a lot like that.
Got rid of it without much trouble. (pretty much just ran mbam and avg)
Now..,REDIRECTS! Not just antivirus or security related searched. Pretty much every link i click in search results redirects. About 80% of the time if I open the link in a new tab it won't redirect, but sometimes it will.
The sites tend to se sites that look like lists of search results of the same terms I initially searched. Sometimes it's crap like beauty tips or hot MMA girls. Sometimes it's just an IP address, This one recently came up - hxxp://126.96.36.199. There's nothing on the page.
And it doesn't redirect 100% of the time, even when I don't open it in a new tab. Again, maybe 80%.
AVG and MBAM come up clean. There's some vestige of the previous infection that I can't get rid of, obviously.
I would GREATLY appreciate any help that can be given. It's not dangerous so much as obnoxious.
roommates use IE9. I never do, but I just opened it and did a search, clicked 5 links, and none redirected. Maybe it's a Chrome-only thing?
Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 March 2013 - 01:00 PM.
Deactivated link and moved to AII from Windows 7. ~ OB