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  1. #1
    Trevor Guest

    Default MIE 8 behaving strangely

    When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts I'm
    not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded Firefox
    and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?


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  3. #2
    Leonard Grey Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    You haven't told us anything about these "other pages" but most likely
    your computer is infected with adware.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Trevor wrote:
    > When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    > I'm not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    > Firefox and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?


  4. #3
    Trevor Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    For example I google 'download eraser' and click on

    eraser.heidi.ie

    and get

    http://www.blinkx.com/category/enter...A51BF5C3C0&p=1



    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OEU$fwaeKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > You haven't told us anything about these "other pages" but most likely
    > your computer is infected with adware.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Trevor wrote:
    >> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >> I'm not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >> Firefox and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?



  5. #4
    Trevor Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    I have run spybot and adaware



    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:OEU$fwaeKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > You haven't told us anything about these "other pages" but most likely
    > your computer is infected with adware.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Trevor wrote:
    >> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >> I'm not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >> Firefox and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?



  6. #5
    Dan Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    Try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - I find it much better at finding things than
    Adaware, and having another tool in your collection is no bad thing.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    and also HijackThis

    http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

    The blinkx.com redirection looks to be very much the result of some
    malware/adware running on your system, possibly due to a proxy server
    running on your local PC.

    Dan


    "Trevor" <trevor@nospam@woldsweather.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:a5ydnZO7JMhCg7zWnZ2dnUVZ7rudnZ2d@brightview.c o.uk...
    > I have run spybot and adaware
    >
    >
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:OEU$fwaeKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> You haven't told us anything about these "other pages" but most likely
    >> your computer is infected with adware.
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> Trevor wrote:
    >>> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >>> I'm not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >>> Firefox and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?

    >





  7. #6
    Trevor Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    Have run malwarebytes and trend house call they all found something but I
    still have the problem - will try the other one - thanks


    "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
    news:%23QYQGpbeKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - I find it much better at finding things
    > than Adaware, and having another tool in your collection is no bad thing.
    >
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    >
    > and also HijackThis
    >
    > http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/
    >
    > The blinkx.com redirection looks to be very much the result of some
    > malware/adware running on your system, possibly due to a proxy server
    > running on your local PC.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    > "Trevor" <trevor@nospam@woldsweather.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:a5ydnZO7JMhCg7zWnZ2dnUVZ7rudnZ2d@brightview.c o.uk...
    >> I have run spybot and adaware
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:OEU$fwaeKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> You haven't told us anything about these "other pages" but most likely
    >>> your computer is infected with adware.
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> Trevor wrote:
    >>>> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >>>> I'm not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >>>> Firefox and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?

    >>

    >
    >
    >



  8. #7
    Trevor Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    Can't get Hijack this to run with Vista. It says for vista right click on
    the icon in the start program and choose 'run as administrator' but that
    option doesn't come up.



    "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
    news:%23QYQGpbeKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - I find it much better at finding things
    > than Adaware, and having another tool in your collection is no bad thing.
    >
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    >
    > and also HijackThis
    >
    > http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/
    >
    > The blinkx.com redirection looks to be very much the result of some
    > malware/adware running on your system, possibly due to a proxy server
    > running on your local PC.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    > "Trevor" <trevor@nospam@woldsweather.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:a5ydnZO7JMhCg7zWnZ2dnUVZ7rudnZ2d@brightview.c o.uk...
    >> I have run spybot and adaware
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:OEU$fwaeKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> You haven't told us anything about these "other pages" but most likely
    >>> your computer is infected with adware.
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> Trevor wrote:
    >>>> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >>>> I'm not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >>>> Firefox and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?

    >>

    >
    >
    >



  9. #8
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    You are seeing the effects of a hijackware infection!

    NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

    Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including unwanted
    software), and adware.
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...prid=7552&st=1

    Also available via...

    Consumer Security Support home page
    https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/

    Otherwise...

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!)
    in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm

    3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested logs
    in an appropriate forum, not here.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    .. http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    .. http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    .. http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    .. http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

    **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


    Trevor wrote:
    > When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    > I'm
    > not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded Firefox
    > and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?



  10. #9
    Trevor Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    Thanks for your help the MSRT has been running 8 hours and is 80% done and
    the onecare live scan had also been going 8 hrs and is 19% done, so it looks
    like another 30 hours or so at least. Don't know if that sounds normal (2 x
    500Gb HD's). The second one says 195 items detected and 9 ussues found (in
    red).

    Windows and AVG antivirus were up to date. It almost sounds easier to
    re-install windows , which I have done several times.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uF2VZIeeKHA.5136@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You are seeing the effects of a hijackware infection!
    >
    > NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    > expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    > since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    > Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    > Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >
    > Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    > dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    > unwanted software), and adware.
    > https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...prid=7552&st=1
    >
    > Also available via...
    >
    > Consumer Security Support home page
    > https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >
    > Otherwise...
    >
    > 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx
    >
    > NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    > MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    > machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >
    > 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    > (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >
    > 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >
    > 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    > logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
    >
    > Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    > . http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > . http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    > . http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    > . http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
    >
    > **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
    > http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    > http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    > http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    > http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > www.banthecheck.com
    >
    >
    > Trevor wrote:
    >> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >> I'm
    >> not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >> Firefox
    >> and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?

    >



  11. #10
    Trevor Guest

    Default Re: MIE 8 behaving strangely

    Other than be redirected to odd websites when I click on search engines
    hits, there are no other ill effects on the PC at the moment. If I copy and
    paste the hoits (URLS) into the address bar then it goes there OK?



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uF2VZIeeKHA.5136@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You are seeing the effects of a hijackware infection!
    >
    > NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    > expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    > since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    > Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    > Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >
    > Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    > dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    > unwanted software), and adware.
    > https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...prid=7552&st=1
    >
    > Also available via...
    >
    > Consumer Security Support home page
    > https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >
    > Otherwise...
    >
    > 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx
    >
    > NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    > MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    > machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >
    > 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    > (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >
    > 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >
    > 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    > logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
    >
    > Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    > . http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > . http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    > . http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    > . http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
    >
    > **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
    > http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    > http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    > http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    > http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > www.banthecheck.com
    >
    >
    > Trevor wrote:
    >> When I do a google search and click on any of the links in the resuklts
    >> I'm
    >> not getting to the links, I'm getting other webpages. I downloaded
    >> Firefox
    >> and tried that and it did the same. Whats happening?

    >



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