Need help with spyware removal (in Off-topic)
November 16 2009 4:15 AM EST
Hi, I am under the impression that I might have gotten a malware or spyware.
When I try to access google.com for instance it always refers me to google.ca instead.
When I try to open the link from the search result it opens me a new window with other result from various other search engines.
So I would really appreciate if someone could give me a direct link to some free spyware removal program.
I get some odd result when trying to google for some myself and there are so many I don't know which one actually are efficient.
Thanks to anyone that took time to read this smallish wall of text.
November 16 2009 4:19 AM EST
November 16 2009 4:21 AM EST
When I try to start the download I get a message telling me internet explorer cannot open the page.
I guess I am more infected then I first taught.
November 16 2009 6:10 AM EST
November 16 2009 6:26 AM EST
Download on another computer and use a USB stick to transfer it?
November 16 2009 9:10 AM EST
Download Firefox. Start it up, use it. Then click the links above ;)
November 16 2009 9:22 AM EST
This will clean your PC and fix your problems or I'll eat my socks.
Follow the instructions.
Read the page I've linked and carry out the steps as instructed, it won't be long until you're sorted. If the problem is bigger than the self help posted then get yourself into the forums and follow the process to log a request for help. It can take a day or two to get you sorted, but speaking from experience I know these guys do get there in the end.
If you don't follow the instructions (to the letter) on the link I've posted then I won't eat my socks :p
Good luck !
if you have a vista machine you may have microsoft windows defender already installed. if so, run a scan with it after making sure it is updated.
what virus software do you have?
November 16 2009 11:04 AM EST
If this is a recent change and you're sporting WinXP, you can simply use the recovery tool to back up prior to the hijacker.
November 16 2009 5:12 PM EST
I want to thanks everyone for taking time to look into this for me.
I barely woke up and need to leave for work for the night, but I will make sure to try everything out when I got time.
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