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Seeing how you guys know everything there is about computers I thought I'd ask for your help again.

This has really been bugging me for a LONG time.

When I go out to google, and I search for something, when I go to click on the link, my Firefox browser has been taking me to some other website, sometimes something related, sometimes, not, but it doesn't take me to the link that I clicked on.

After I click back, and then click on the link over again, it will click me to the correct link that I wanted. This gets kind of annoying.

I already have tried running the newest Norton Anti-virus and the newest Mal-Ware Bytes scans, and it doesn't stop it.

What should I do? This is really getting annoying.

Thank you guys a head of time.
 

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Thank you, I'll try it right now. :righton:

I used to have Trend Micro Anti-Virus on my other laptop at work, but we had to get rid of it, because it totally messed up a few programs and how they worked on the computer. Its certainly not a program for non-computer people, but for computer people, its probably one of the best Anti-viruses out there to be honest.

Whoa, I will say that is fairly cool program. Makes it easy to look at your start up list and log file.
 

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SYN ACK said:
I haven't used this tool in a while but try http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

EDIT: Just be careful about any settings you modify. Ask questions if you need to.
If you do not know the Windows operating system internals VERY well, be very wary of using this tool. People can and do screw their operating systems up by removing things they should NOT remove with it.

I would advise trying MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

It's free, EZ to set up and use, and most importantly won't wreck up your OS. This is one of my silver bullets to get rid of stubborn malware.
 

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I would advise trying MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/
It's free, EZ to set up and use, and most importantly won't wreck up your OS. This is one of my silver bullets to get rid of stubborn malware.
This is the one that I point everyone too... easy to use and very effective !!

Just make sure that you let up download updates before it runs
 

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Archangel said:
I would advise trying MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/
It's free, EZ to set up and use, and most importantly won't wreck up your OS. This is one of my silver bullets to get rid of stubborn malware.
This is the one that I point everyone too... easy to use and very effective !!

Just make sure that you let up download updates before it runs
Ya, I would have mentioned it but he said he already tried it in his first post. It usually works.
 

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Archangel said:
SYN ACK said:
I haven't used this tool in a while but try http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

EDIT: Just be careful about any settings you modify. Ask questions if you need to.
If you do not know the Windows operating system internals VERY well, be very wary of using this tool. People can and do screw their operating systems up by removing things they should NOT remove with it.

I would advise trying MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

It's free, EZ to set up and use, and most importantly won't wreck up your OS. This is one of my silver bullets to get rid of stubborn malware.
Thank you Archangel. I've used MalwareBytes for a while now. It works for the MalWare, but it doesn't seem to be fixing this problem. :(
 

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Usually I can nail these using task manager and deleting the registries that shouldn't be there or using MalWareBytes. In cases where I can't I revert to system restore.
 

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Malware Bytes, Adaware, and AVG Anti Virus work pretty well. All are free for personal use I believe.

I also reformat my hard drive and go with a fresh install of my OS every 6 months or so just for good measure. Nothing like a completely reformatted HD with a fresh OS on it.
 

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Does it always redirect you to the same domain?
No, it redirects me to a different domain everytime. Kind of strange, I've never had something do this exact thing before. Usually they send you to the same domain. This one doesn't. Strange.
 

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Yeah... I just suffered thru pretty much the same situation that EJR is describing.
One of our employees had it happen to their machine.

I had to run MalwareBytes 3 times and then had to run ComboFix.
That cleared the issue but I did have to reinstall Internet Explorer.
 

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You can clean malware using various tools, but there are so many variants of malware, spyware, extortionware out there, that it's damn near impossible to clean if you arent real technical. If you can't get it cleaned up, PM me and I'll help you out, I've been in IT for 12 years, I'll lend you a hand.
 
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