What Happened To My Homepage?

April 30, 2007 2:55pm CST
It's a regular day. You turn on your computer and for some reason, when you open Internet Explorer; your home page is different. You are confused by the unfamiliar page full of advertisements or clickable keywords. You figure out how to reset the page to your normal homepage and go about your merry way. The next day, you turn on your computer and run into the very same problem. Your new homepage says something like coolsearch and the same banners or advertisements appear. You're perplexed as to why this keeps happening. You also notice that your computer runs very slowly and you're seeing more pop-up advertisements than usual. You've been attacked by Spyware. Spyware has made its way into your computer. This isn't detected by most Antivirus software; this is a different type of attack. Not only is your homepage reset and your system slow and filled with advertisements but also your every move may be being recorded and e-mailed in the background to the culprit responsible for that Spyware software.
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@GardenGerty (102595)
• United States
13 May 07
Thanks for this post. I do not know if it is what has happened on my laptop, but I will run a downloadable anti=spyware program on it today sometime, it sure couldn't hurt. I keep my desktop regularly maintained this way. Thanks for the information.
@aliyaa (580)
• India
19 May 07
Yeah it happened to me too...A few months back.. To make it right i had to format and reinstall the windows ...Its really a irritating thing these spywares... Now i use kaspersky internet security ..I think now it can handle almost all kind of spywares ..Do you have anything good other than kaspersky...If youdont have one you better try kaspersky internet security 6.1... Wish you good Luck ...