Redirect Virus???

United States
October 3, 2010 9:57am CST
Has anyone ever seen any kind of virus that automatically redirects you to various websites? I use MSN and I clicked on a NEWS story to read, as I often don't read the papers but try to keep up with what's happening via internet. Now, whenever I use the search option, and I click on the found site, I am redirected to another search engine, or some obscure site. This morning, I searched for the New England Patriots schedule, clicked on their official sight and I was redirected onto some spa site... I can actually see the addresses come up during the process and I can see the word "redirect" in the site address... It's very strange. What to do... Virus scan, Clean sweap and Adaware have not removed it. Anyone??? TIA
2 responses
• United States
3 Oct 10
it's a common thing, i use firefox and it happens so what i do is i uninstall firefox use spybot to scan my pc takes a few hours. after the clean i restart my computer. download a fresh coppy of fire fox and install it and before visiting any websites i install adblock pulse its an addon for firefox that keeps things like that from happening
• United States
3 Oct 10
Thank you for the response, however I don't understand anything you said! LOL I don't use firefox, what other programs would block/remove these types of problems? I only use Norton Antivirus, Adaware, and regularly do disc clean ups and Clean Sweep... spybot? what's that? anything like "hijack this?"
• United States
3 Oct 10
oh wow go to download.com search for spybot and get it it will kill anything that's messing with you internet, northern doesnt do anything by the way its crap. next go get firefox don't uses internet explore to easy to get viruses there install and type addons in the drowser window where you would type the web name it will go to a site search for adblock and install adblock pluse it has a red stop sign as the logo it you need more help send me a message
• United States
4 Oct 10
Thank you for your help!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
6 Oct 10
I've not had a virus that was anything like this. However, the other day I had a virus that did manifest itself on my computer and it was a pain in my tail end to try to get rid of the virus. I tried using all of the antivirus that I already had on my computer and that was to no avail. Now, I finally downloaded a program that searched for the registry keys on my computer and I was able to get rid of the registry keys that were associated with the virus and since then the virus has been gone.