Web pages redirected

By rev_olie
Aug 1, 2007
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  1. Hey

    I have a sligt problem regarding the internet on one computer. Its an old packard bell with IE 6.0. However sometimes when i go onto webpages it will suddenly load and redirect me mainly to porno and other explicit web pages on he web. What could be doing this and were abouts would it be and what could i use to get rid of it. I have a current virus thread with the instructions about virus removal so itf thats the way then just say. Currently i have used:

    AVG
    Super Anti SPyware
    Spybot SD
    C Cleaner
    Adaware
    and also Tune up utilities (the registry area and also removing junk and coockies just in case). Further help would be wonderful.

    Thanks.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    your browser / dns has been hijacked -- continue with the virus removal instructions.
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    suggest you upgrade to the latest version of IE. Also if you are running XP, make sure you have all the latest updates installed.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    LOTS of people have regressed from IE 7 back to IE 6. I'm still using 6, but
    only to access MS Updates. My default is now Firefox :) much happier with it.

    The point remains that your system needs virus removal, not a different browser !
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    This is what is called "web browser hijacking". You are using the 3 anti-spyware utils I reccommend (Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, AVG AS). Clear all Internet caches. Make sure you are using the latest detection rules for each. Run them in both Normal and Safe Mode. Some sticky spyware can be removed in Safe Mode as Windows security features are removed or relaxed for this very purpose.

    Repost if the problem still persists.
  6. momok

    momok Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,272

    Hi

    Very Important: Malware infections may possibly lead to identity theft, loss of funds from bank accounts, misuse of credit card information etc. Therefore I strongly encourage you to read this thread HERE before deciding what course of action to take regarding your infection.

    Should you decide to clean your computer, please go ahead to Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions and follow the steps given. Do follow all the instructions exactly. They will provide logs for analysis of your system so I will know how to instruct you to proceed.

    Thereafter, please post fresh HijackThis, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread. Do not copy and paste your logs if not it will be ignored and/or removed.

    Also, please let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan


    Regards,
    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of rev_olie only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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