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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Brad Pears, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Brad Pears

    Brad Pears Flightless Bird

    Hi there...

    I can't seem to find a solution to this particular issue. I am running IE8
    on a Windows XP SP3 machine. In almost every instance whenever I perform a
    search - whether it be google or bing or whoever, I get my list of matches
    no probs, but if I click on one of the searched links, instead of being
    taken diretly to wherever that link is supposed to take me, I am being taken
    to another page containing a bunch of other "related" search terms
    instead - sometimes it's the same company "hijaaking" me but overall I get
    many different companies such as www.luckyresults .com, even "Microsoft
    Technet" sometimes, "searchoye.com", "11picks.com" etc.. In order to get to
    the link I want, I wind up having to copy and paste the URL listed in teh
    google/bing search record (if the URL is not too long).

    I am running both a Symantec Corprate AV 10.1 client as well as Spybot
    Search and Destroy. On full scans, neither of these have turned up anything
    that has prevented this from happening. Any research I have done has not
    turned up anything really tangible.

    It's got to be some sort of "spyware/adware" etc... I have looked in the IE
    tools and addons - I can;t see anything there either... This also happens
    in IE 7 too, as I recently upgraded to ver 8.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks, Brad
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Try the Windows Live Safety Scanner
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm

    Follow that with (free version) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    If there is *any* reason to suspect that these tools didn't remove all
    malware, visit one of these sites, register and follow the protocol.

    Aumha:
    http://www.aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
    Start at http://www.aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075

    SpywareHammer:
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemach...PSESSID=3vhdc3qhmgg1usn83p2ctbss45&board=10.0
    Read:
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemach...PSESSID=3vhdc3qhmgg1usn83p2ctbss45&topic=87.0
    then
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemach...PSESSID=3vhdc3qhmgg1usn83p2ctbss45&topic=88.0

    Bleeping Computer:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Brad Pears" <bradp@truenorthloghomes.com> wrote in message
    news:-O$cc7fXuKHA.2072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi there...
    >
    > I can't seem to find a solution to this particular issue. I am running IE8
    > on a Windows XP SP3 machine. In almost every instance whenever I perform a
    > search - whether it be google or bing or whoever, I get my list of matches
    > no probs, but if I click on one of the searched links, instead of being
    > taken diretly to wherever that link is supposed to take me, I am being

    taken
    > to another page containing a bunch of other "related" search terms
    > instead - sometimes it's the same company "hijaaking" me but overall I get
    > many different companies such as www.luckyresults .com, even "Microsoft
    > Technet" sometimes, "searchoye.com", "11picks.com" etc.. In order to get

    to
    > the link I want, I wind up having to copy and paste the URL listed in teh
    > google/bing search record (if the URL is not too long).
    >
    > I am running both a Symantec Corprate AV 10.1 client as well as Spybot
    > Search and Destroy. On full scans, neither of these have turned up

    anything
    > that has prevented this from happening. Any research I have done has not
    > turned up anything really tangible.
    >
    > It's got to be some sort of "spyware/adware" etc... I have looked in the

    IE
    > tools and addons - I can;t see anything there either... This also

    happens
    > in IE 7 too, as I recently upgraded to ver 8.
    >
    > Any ideas??
    >
    > Thanks, Brad
    >
    >
     
  3. Brad Pears

    Brad Pears Flightless Bird

    Thanks Don... I'll give those a try!

    Brad
    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:%23GKm99YuKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Try the Windows Live Safety Scanner
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm
    >
    > Follow that with (free version) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >
    > If there is *any* reason to suspect that these tools didn't remove all
    > malware, visit one of these sites, register and follow the protocol.
    >
    > Aumha:
    > http://www.aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
    > Start at http://www.aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
    >
    > SpywareHammer:
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemach...PSESSID=3vhdc3qhmgg1usn83p2ctbss45&board=10.0
    > Read:
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemach...PSESSID=3vhdc3qhmgg1usn83p2ctbss45&topic=87.0
    > then
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemach...PSESSID=3vhdc3qhmgg1usn83p2ctbss45&topic=88.0
    >
    > Bleeping Computer:
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
    > -
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "Brad Pears" <bradp@truenorthloghomes.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O$cc7fXuKHA.2072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi there...
    >>
    >> I can't seem to find a solution to this particular issue. I am running
    >> IE8
    >> on a Windows XP SP3 machine. In almost every instance whenever I perform
    >> a
    >> search - whether it be google or bing or whoever, I get my list of
    >> matches
    >> no probs, but if I click on one of the searched links, instead of being
    >> taken diretly to wherever that link is supposed to take me, I am being

    > taken
    >> to another page containing a bunch of other "related" search terms
    >> instead - sometimes it's the same company "hijaaking" me but overall I
    >> get
    >> many different companies such as www.luckyresults .com, even "Microsoft
    >> Technet" sometimes, "searchoye.com", "11picks.com" etc.. In order to get

    > to
    >> the link I want, I wind up having to copy and paste the URL listed in teh
    >> google/bing search record (if the URL is not too long).
    >>
    >> I am running both a Symantec Corprate AV 10.1 client as well as Spybot
    >> Search and Destroy. On full scans, neither of these have turned up

    > anything
    >> that has prevented this from happening. Any research I have done has not
    >> turned up anything really tangible.
    >>
    >> It's got to be some sort of "spyware/adware" etc... I have looked in the

    > IE
    >> tools and addons - I can;t see anything there either... This also

    > happens
    >> in IE 7 too, as I recently upgraded to ver 8.
    >>
    >> Any ideas??
    >>
    >> Thanks, Brad
    >>
    >>

    >
     

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