Thanks for the replies everyone!
As far as FF is concerned please do following :
Extra-Add ons and see whether there are any Add ons disabled due to the upgrade to FF 2.0
I was having this problem before I upgraded to FF v2. I even updated/installed the latest version of flash player before I had installed FF 2. I'm wondering if this "hijacking" doesn't have something to do with it...?
Have you scanned for the usual nasties?
Oddly enough, in one evening, I did the following scans: Adaware SE, CCleaner, Nortons AV (ran virus scan, also have real time AV enabled 24/7), ewido, PcPitstop and one or 2 others that I can't think of along with a system defrag on all drives.
The scans found nothing out of the normal, except for ewido found a trojan, so I deleted it, rebooted and ran ewido again and it came up clean. I still get the flash error and still get (unwillingly) redirected to that www.ad.com....and later it also redirected me a different site, some monster search or something like that.
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