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Web Browser's Redirecting To Unwanted Sites


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#1 wndrbrd1

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 10:49 AM

Hello Everyone,
I am having an issue with my web browsers. I will be surfing the web and click on a link and my web browser is sending me to another site not listed on the original link. I have a feeling its adware or spyware that was installed on my machine without my knowledge. I've run Mcafee Antivirus and removed several viruses and adware but i am sure its still lingering around somewhere. Can anyone offer any other advice? Thank you and I appreciate your help.
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:08 PM

Welcome wndrbrd1

Lets try a few scanning/cleaning tools to see if we can resolve your problem.

Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here.
[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]
Note: If you encounter any error messages while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

If your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware v3.5
Ewido Install and Scan Instructions

If your still having problems after this, then perform these online Virus scans:
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]
Trend Micro Housecall Scan
Panda ActiveScan [ActiveScan Panda does not remove adware/spyware but will autoclean for viruses & worms.]
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