Hi, I am having probelms when searching the net. When I type something into a search engine, usually Google, I get the results as you would expect, but when I try to select one I get redirected to some random sites. I thought this was an Isass.exe problem, but I have installed CCleaner which fixed a load of problems and speeded up my aging PC, but did not sort that particular problem. I have also installed CWshredder which found no problems. Has anyone got any ideas? Cheers Nick
hi, I've had that before, you having what's known as a browser hijacker. Is the random site search 180 assistant or something like that? you need spybot s+d you can get it here: click here hope it helps :-)
Thanks to the respondants so far. To "Skidzy" What is HJT and what is MWR? Sorry I know not of what I speak!. To "Intenze" it varies, sometimes an insurance site, FT.Com, a bt site,etc. To "VideoSentry" I am using Internet explorer. I tried Firefox, but it seemed really slow. I'm not sure which version of IE I have how do you tell? Thanks again all of you Nick.
nick, you've definately been hijacked.. you could try this... open internet options and select programs tab, then manage addons... look for stuff not published by microsoft, sun microsystems or macromedia, you know companies u dont recognise, highlight them one by one and turn them off. then see if this solves the problem. you will need to remove them with spybot click here but at least it'll disable them!
HJT = Hijackthis This program will scan your system and experts can analyse the scan log to determine if you are infected. You need to be highly trained to examine the log and advise accordingly.....DO NOT TINKER WITH THE SCAN RESULTS,you may render your computer useless. leave it to the experts.
MWR = Malwareremoval Here they will have the experts to analyse the log and advise accordingly.
Spybot is not guaranteed to rid you of the hijacker, if indeed you have been hijacked. You may well find that the possible infection has created multiple registry entries that will reinfect and reproduce upon reboot. Running Spybot and other programs may not actually help your cause. There again they might.
Currently running spybot. So far it has picked up two problems.No, now it's three. Myway Mybar, Spysherrif and as I type all hell is breaking loose, it's now up to nine problems. I'm going. cheers Nick