Search engine hijacked?

By jordan24
Jan 30, 2009
  1. Having a few problems in regards to my brower being hijacked. Getting dodgy results when link is clicked on in google, opens a new window and shows up with adware pages, this happens in all of my web browers. Brower also appears sluggish at times and other various pages sometimes direct straight to other adware pages on load. Have tried running anti-spyware programs AVG, Spybot, etc.. with no success. One thing i have noticed is when links are being redirected in google is that it only redirects the first time it is clicked, when closed and clicked on a second time the page usually shows up normally. When redirected to ads it usually also shows up with the number at the beginning of the address bar. Not sure if this helps but just one consistency i noticed.

    Have also attached my HijackThis log:

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Yes there is an infestation going around which redirects Google activity.
    Do a search on this forum for the 8 Steps for removal of infestations, follow all the suggestions, then get back to this forum for help.
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