Hi-jacked pc?

  Gigs 14:54 30 Nov 2006

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?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:56 30 Nov 2006

Can you try system restore to a time before the problem? It doesn't always work, but may do.

Then run a system scan with the programs above as well as click here
ewido - anti-spyware and anti-malware solutions

  Gigs 15:01 30 Nov 2006

Diodorus Siculus
I forgot to mention that the system restore will not work. I think that whatever the problem is it has disabled it

  Gigs 15:04 30 Nov 2006

I should have added that I cannot get into a browser to download the program you have suggested.

  JJCUK 15:07 30 Nov 2006

download and run the following 2 programs

ad aware
click here

click here

both free and very good

  Gigs 15:08 30 Nov 2006

Thanks for that but have already tried them.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:13 30 Nov 2006

As you have access to the internet via a laptop, download Ewido onto a CD / USB stick or email to yourself from the laptop and then run it.

  powertron 15:21 30 Nov 2006

Hi Gigs.

You should post a hIjackThis logfile for examination.
It's pointless to give you links for cleaning tools when it's not conclusive what the infection is, that would be like taking pot luck.

Can you please go here and download HijackThis to it's own folder (eg. C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\HijackThis1
click here

o Once downloaded, extract the contents to it's own folder.
o Double click the HijackThis icon.
o Click Do a system scan and save a logfile.
o Copy & Paste the logfile here for analyzation.

Kind Regards.

  Gigs 15:35 30 Nov 2006

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?

  Gigs 15:42 30 Nov 2006

Think I have just answered my own question re floppy. Not enough storage.

  Gigs 15:44 30 Nov 2006

I should also add that my email will not download either. I use Outlook 2003.

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