Not sure what problem is-virus/adware stuff?

Discussion in 'System Security & Infection Support' started by cathy5197, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. cathy5197


    Dec 26, 2004
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    Bear with me - I am new at this stuff. I have McAfee, and Pestpatrol. keep them update and run scans a lot. Pest patrol finds a lot of adware, which I delete. Recently it found adware plus a 'higjacker' I deleted it all.

    I am still having a problem while on the internet. When I click on a link to go to a web page, a page is displayed that has "page cannot be displayed" msg, and the address in the bar is - htto:// following the equal sign is information on the the page I am trying to go to. Well this page stays on the screen for about 10 seconds or so, then the page I am trying to go to usually loads, sometimes it doesn't and I have to either click 'back' or close the page to get back to my original place, then click the link I want to go to, finally I get to my intended destination. Frustrating. Dell has had me remove and reinstall Winsock settings, and I did this, but the problem is still there, just moves a little faster also.

    I am not sure what to do, and I am new to this stuff. All the sudden, just being on the internet runs very slowly also - takes long time to load anything. I run XP home with sp2, My kids play lots of online games. Have DSL. Help!
    cathy5197, Dec 26, 2004
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    Fenis-Wolf VIP Member

    Apr 30, 2003
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    Ann Arbor, Mi
    Heres what you need to do. Go to our Handy Tools section and download AdAware. Update it, and then run a full system scan. It'll probably clean up a lot of stuff. Reboot. If that doesn't fix anything, download HijackThis(also in the tools section) and run it and post the log here.
    Fenis-Wolf, Dec 26, 2004
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