I have used ATT Yahoo for 15 years with suitable results. Sometime within the last two months the search response has become terrible. When I type a word or two into the search block, for something I want to read about, as I click the search button, something is adding words to the search before it displays, but after I click. Example. I wanted to look for Honda lawnmower engines. As I clicked, it changed to Honda lawn tractor engines which I don't want because I don't own a lawn tractor, but do own a small lawnmower. If I click in a city in China, the search reveals a page or two about the hotels, and nothing about the city I'm looking for.
I have ad block free, I have run Super-anti spyware, Malware-bytes, I have on windows security , I have run virus scans, Advanced system care. Nothing is found. I have dumped cookies, and histories, and temporary files. Would it help to uninstall and reinstall Internet explorer . ?
This problem annoys me to the degree, that I may change home pages. I don't like the idea of changing to Google , because it keeps information on what you do. I'm an ordinary citizen not intent or planning anything regarding the country or other countries. It just bothers me for private companies to feel they can watch my every movement.
Windows 7 all updates 64 bit ultimate
Are you sure your computer is not infected? Try it from a different computers. Create a Virtual Machine and try it from inside the VM. Might not be your ISP, might be your machine.
If Malwarebytes didn't pick it up, try Norton Power Eraser.
And if it IS your ISP, stick it to them by using TAILS/TOR. If you think you are being watched, use full disk encryption , like TrueCrypt 7.1a and better yet triple cascading ciphers if you don't care about I/O speeds. Turn off AES-NI if you don't trust Intel. Get something like an APC Line-R and ethernet switchbox so you can cutoff power and network to your machine at a moments notice. Physically lock down your computer (assuming it is desktop) to prevent cold boot attacks.
Best guess is your machine somehow got infected. Best to do a complete wipe and start over. Flash your BIOS, clear your CMOS, and flash your harddrive firmware and /or at least do a low level wipe of your harddrive.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 29 June 2015 - 01:26 PM.
deleted reference to run a tool that is not allowed in Am I Infected.