Here is what happened.
1) All of the sudden this past weekend, my browser home page changed. The browser page has the microsoft logo, says "Home Search" but has some really low life links on it. It actually seems to prevent me from going to certain reputable home pages. Everytime I open my Explorer I get a pop up that says I have spyware operating. All attempts at resetting my browser have failed.
2) I ran ad-aware which identified a number of potential spy files, and deleted them. Nothing improved. I purchased Ad-aware several months ago, since I get a large amount of spam, and sometimes my family members open up spam email by mistake. (I aslo have Norton AV running continuously.)
3) I found my way to HijackThis, and it identified a number of questionable files. I have read pages upon pages, but can't determine all the bad files and exes from the good ones. I posted my log file, lots of people read it, but nobody offers any help.
What am I doing wrong, how can I get someone to help me.
Ready to trash the PC in Indiana.
This browser bug won't let me download software from Housecall to do a system scan. The browser keeps directing me to certain companies to download spyware at a price - is it possible that certain not so reputable companies use this ploy to get you to buy their spyware, and load additional crap on your computer? Am I paranoid or what?
Edited by cbathon, 24 June 2004 - 01:57 PM.