Help, my browser has been hijacked!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Michelle, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Michelle

    Michelle Guest

    When I click links from a google search, my browser is redirected to other
    sites places like 'Ask' and 'Kelkoo' and other shopping and comparison
    sites.

    I have spent HOURS running whole system scans using:
    AVG (found nothing while scanning, but uncovered 3 'Trojans' while Defender
    was running)
    Windows Defender (This scan triggered the above 3)
    Spybot - twice (found 69 problems on the first run, then after reboot, no
    problems, apparently)

    But I'm still getting redirected.

    Please help, my computer is my work and also a part of my social life. I'm
    at the end of my rope, no idea what to do now.

    Thank you

    M
     
    Michelle, Jan 27, 2010
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  2. Michelle

    Alias Guest

    Go to add/remove programs and remove the Ask tool bar and anything else
    you find there with the word "Ask".
     
    Alias, Jan 27, 2010
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  3. Michelle

    db Guest

    run a freeware called
    "hijack this".

    the log it produces will
    likely show those references
    you mentioned usually at the
    very top of the list.

    simply check them off and
    click on fix.

    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
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    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 27, 2010
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  4. Michelle

    Carlos Guest

    Michelle,
    Brute force solution.
    Run System Restore and take your OS back to a date prior to the infection.
    Carlos
     
    Carlos, Jan 27, 2010
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  5. Michelle

    db Guest

    perhaps, you're right.

    but the o.p. has the right
    to know about the utility
    and has the right to use
    it,

    regardless of the adverse
    opinions people may have
    about the o.p.

    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
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    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 27, 2010
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  6. Michelle

    senn Guest

    OPs post indicate being unexperienced.
    Giving advices closing the eyes is no help
    and is kind of adverse.
    If you're a professional and want to help.
    Then you should post a result of using
    Carlos advice.
     
    senn, Jan 27, 2010
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  7. Michelle

    Hot-text Guest

    David B
    now that good INFO and good to hear it say it:::::
     
    Hot-text, Jan 28, 2010
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  8. Michelle

    db Guest

    if all of you want to insult
    people like the o.p.'s

    then don't hijack my
    thread to do so.

    bunch of morons who
    can't create their own
    threads to spread infectious
    comments

    are no better themselves.



    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - @Hotmail.com
    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 28, 2010
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  9. Michelle

    db Guest

    just shut up.

    you're an arrogant s.o.b.
    anyways.

    also, since you presume
    to be highly knowledgeable

    then use your smart ass
    and create your own threads
    instead of hijacking others.

    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - @Hotmail.com
    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 28, 2010
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  10. Michelle

    Alias Guest

    Your thread? Is your name Michelle?
    Look who's talking!
    The irony!
     
    Alias, Jan 28, 2010
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  11. Michelle

    db Guest

    my thread under the o.p's
    thread.

    besides alias, no one likes
    you so don't throw stones.

    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - @Hotmail.com
    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 28, 2010
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  12. Michelle

    Alias Guest

    No one owns a thread, dumb ****.
    I'll do whatever I like and you can't do anything other than to top post
    your drivel and get called on it by more people than me, chum.
     
    Alias, Jan 28, 2010
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  13. Michelle

    Hot-text Guest

    highly knowledgeable am not
    hijacking others threads you do
    Retired a threads you do not know how
    So put that in your Database!
     
    Hot-text, Jan 28, 2010
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  14. Michelle

    Hot-text Guest

    Here the Info for your Database the OP looking for INFO
    What is
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HijackThis
    Were is
    http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

    System Requirements
    Operating System
    MicrosoftT WindowsT XP
    MicrosoftT WindowsT 2000
    MicrosoftT WindowsT Me
    MicrosoftT WindowsT 98


    Software
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0
    MozillaT FirefoxT 1.5 or 2.0

    SEE DB NOT FOR IE8
    OP NEED INFO
     
    Hot-text, Jan 28, 2010
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  15. Michelle

    db Guest

    the only expectation you
    should have is to be treated
    as you treat others.

    simply tell the o.p. what
    you think about him/her
    via direct reply instead of
    burying your comments
    in other peoples sub
    threads.

    however, we all know your
    a newsgroup hypocrites don't
    have that propensity to do
    so.

    really, if your proud of
    being a snob, then raise
    it your crooked nose high

    instead of picking it and
    flinging your snot at people.
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - @Hotmail.com
    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 28, 2010
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  16. Michelle

    db Guest

    really?,

    it seems that you have
    taken control of her thread.

    worst yet, you have hijacked
    to suit your pitiful purposes.


    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - @Hotmail.com
    - nntp Postologist
    ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db, Jan 28, 2010
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  17. Michelle

    Alias Guest

    "db" must stand for "douche bag"

    --
    Alias

    redirected to other sites places like 'Ask' and 'Kelkoo' and other
    shopping and comparison sites.
     
    Alias, Jan 29, 2010
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  18. Michelle

    notme Guest

    or "dumb bitch"
     
    notme, Jan 29, 2010
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