Laptop problems /random web pages keep opening up

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Found 9th Dec 2010
i have an acer aspire 5520g with windows 7

when i click a link on the web it opens up another web page like google antylics, and some porn sites come up too

i just cant seem to stop it

any help would be great

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get malwarebytes antimalware (when you've finished spanking it)

porn sites. who has been naughty.
have you run your antivirus yet?

Have you tried a Spyware scan?
safer-networking.org/en/…tml

I have it installed on several machines to help prevent malicious software being installed.

Sounds like your hosts file has been tampered with.
Search your computer for hosts, if your using 32bit windows it should be in here:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Open that with notepad and delete everything.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file)

Also use a tool called RKill.exe , very handy for checking if any viruses are running.

Edited by: "jennyrocks" 9th Dec 2010

Original Poster

phew!

ok ive finished spanking it so i'm gonna give all the suggestions a try :-)

Original Poster

malwarebytes antimalware finds nothing

and deleting everything in my host file deos nothing

rkill also does nothing :-(

Original Poster

MBeeching

Have you tried a Spyware … Have you tried a Spyware scan?http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.htmlI have it installed on several machines to help prevent malicious software being installed.



all i got when i click the link is Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

spannerz

all i got when i click the link is Internet Explorer cannot display the … all i got when i click the link is Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage



safer-networking.org/en/…tml

Had similar probs in the past (Antivirus2010 etc) only thing to get rid of them was "Combofix", if you use it read the how to carefully.

Original Poster

sil0

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html



same thing with that matey :-(

Had same problem recently using Google search.If you can use ask.com instead search for "Google redirect virus" it will give info on a program that I think is called hitman pro which seems to get rid of the Trojan virus.Be careful with shutting pc down though as today I have not been able to boot my lappy up at all,not even in safe mode,think I may have changed something in windows by mistake.Apologies for any typos in this,using phone to reply

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andycs

Had similar probs in the past (Antivirus2010 etc) only thing to get rid … Had similar probs in the past (Antivirus2010 etc) only thing to get rid of them was "Combofix", if you use it read the how to carefully.



you my friend are a TOTAL STAR ........

problem is now fixed and i can log into my googlemail account and no pop ups


combofix worked a treat


WOOHOO

and thanks to everyone else for your help too
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