I have a problem that cannot be unique to me !. When using the internet(via AOL DSL 1 mb Broadband)from time to time internet explorer starts another session and connects me to some unwanted site. Most irritating. I run McFee Security Centre, Spybot S & D (both updated) and AOLs own 'spyware' detecting programme, and have pop-up blocking enabled but still can't get rid of whatever is causing this.
A friend has just told me that everytime he boots his computer now AOL Broadband Silver logs on automatically. Is that the same problem? If he logs off it automatically logs back on again a few minutes later. To overcome it he justs minimises AOL which stops it. It doesn't log on to another site though, only to AOLs home page.
As I said hijacking has become the likely cause. Download HijackThis and x-raypc.
With the first, if you post the log here, two sages Nellie2 and Mark2 are mustard at sorting out the rogue commands.
With X-rayPC you are supposed to be able to sort it for yourself since the program shows what is safe and what is dodgy..... I couldn't understand this enough to try, but I don't have the skill or confidence!
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