hijacked browser??

  ady347 18:49 11 Jan 2010

i tried installing firefox and had problems with it so removed it. now when i search on google and type "facebook" fdor examply, it brings up the search results and i click the facebook link but it takes me to a completly different website. business site.... something, it does it whatever i try searching for on google. i had super anti spyware installed and it finds a tracing cookie when i do a search, i quarantined it but it has made no difference, is their any other software i could install, i used to have avg on my old computer but as my download speed is soooo slow i wanted to see if their was a alternative.
many thanks for any replies.

  MAJ 18:56 11 Jan 2010

Try running a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Mbam). click here

  mfletch 18:57 11 Jan 2010

Download the free version of this and do a quick scan

Let it remove what it finds

MBAM/ Malwarebytes/ Antimalware click here

  GaT7 19:07 11 Jan 2010

In addition, I would also run HijackThis (HT) click here, & post the resultant log in any ONE dedicated HT forum - click here for a list (see left column).

You can also use the log it produces to do a quick DIY HT analysis via click here. Do NOT manually remove anything on your own - ask for help on one of those forums. G

  ady347 19:12 12 Jan 2010

hi, thanks for all the quick responses, i started by downloading malwarebytes, it did a scan found 5 threats, and so far so good!!! so cheers for everyones advice, you have been really helpful.

  Technotiger 19:23 12 Jan 2010

Used to have? So what Anti-Virus doyou now have? If none, I suggest you install the Free Microsoft Security Essentials click here this will run happily alongside the other security programs, already suggested above.

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