I am running WinXp Pro and use Opera and IE7 browsers. In the last couple of days I clicked on a link for a free games download site and since then I have had problems with I think a virus or trojan.
When I try to connect to one of the browsers it will not log on to my home page but a page of advertising or porn pops up. I cannot load any favorites as the same thing happens. The pages that display show various sites like Linkator.net, Ccdesk.com, jupk.com and Grabdream.com. The home page shows as still set as Google and the address bar shows the Google address. When this first happened I ran AdAware and Spybot and did a full system scan with AVG free.The usual tracking cookies came up but nothing else. When I next logged on everything was back to normal. Unfortunately the problem has started again. I am having to type this on my wifes laptop. I assume I have a trojan or something but how can I check? Can anyone throw some light on this please?
Tron Thanks for that.My problem is that I cannot log on to anything. Is it possible to download HijackThis onto a floppy and then run it on the desktop. My wifes laptop is quite old and haven,t got a CDW. My problem then would be to upload the results as I can,t log onto Pc Advisor on the desktop. Any thoughts?