New to the forums. No experience with computers (beyond turning them on and installing stuff).
My computer is infected, or so it seems. I run Windows XP Professional Version 2 2002 (took me a while to recall how to find this tidbit ).
When I open my Internet Explorer, I get my standard "blank" page. Unfortunately, I immediately get taken to www.safetydefender.com.
Sometimes my IE shuts itself down and several times when I've tried to access some websites I get there and immediately I get taken to www.DNS404error.com on the web-page.
I have had Adaware SE installed and I have been updating it. I also have Virus Scan.
In response to the virus, I installed Spybot S&D and ran it. It did find some problems, which I removed (don't recall what they were - sorry), but the safetydefender.com issue is not going away.
I would really appreciate any help. Please bear in mind that I have absolutely no idea about the inner workings of computers, though, so please be clear in your instructions.
Edited by gpmagnus, 01 May 2006 - 05:53 PM.