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#1 Austin1981

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:04 AM

3 search engines I use don't work properly: google, yahoo, and msn. However, excite works just fine. When I search for something with the aftermentioned search engines I have weird websites as results. An example of this is: Say I search for NBA....I'll get a bunch of results that have NBA in the title BUT the web addresses that are under them are weird websites such as: moneymarketplace.com, nepster.com, 2goodcoupons.com, top10search.com, etc. Then when I hit one of these links another pop-up window will appear and it wants me to give it a couple lines of information before I am transferred to the website. Like I said it does this on google, yahoo, and msn, but the excite search engine works perfectly fine. So in summation: I can't search for anything using these search engines so the only way I can get to the place I want is if I already know the website address i.e. like espn.go.com or nba.com. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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Edited by jgweed, 21 May 2007 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:08 AM

Sounds like you've got some kind of infection. Have you done any virus/spyware scans? Which ones?
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:29 AM

Sounds like you've got some kind of infection. Have you done any virus/spyware scans? Which ones?



I've done Spysweeper & Spybot. They didn't help any. I also deleted my cookies and that didn't do anything either. I'm thinking of just taking it to the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy and hoping they can get rid of the problem.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:38 AM

start with checking for malware causes to your problem.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/]SuperAintiSpyware

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
Bitdefender

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:38 AM

What type of anti-virus are you using? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users.

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 <- Use "Autoclean" and manually delete what it can't clean.
BitDefender Online Scanner. <- Add a check by "Autoclean".

Edited by quietman7, 21 May 2007 - 10:39 AM.

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