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Old 06-25-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Not sure about the best way to describe this, but for the past few days, when I've done an advanced search with Google & then click on results, I get "re-directed" to some "K-Directory.co.uk" site. Very annoying. And possibly a sign of trouble? Also getting re-directed, "jumping" to other websites now when doing a yahoo search-- WTF??

I think this started after a friend was at my place & went on my laptop briefly. Don't suspect she purposely did anything malicious, seemed like she just brought up her Facebook family photo album & then did a search on Wikipedia.

Since I'm not tech savvy all, anyone else know whether I should be overly concerned about this? Feedback/advice about correcting this?
(I have McAfee Security installed & already did a security scan but no problems were detected.)

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:59 PM
 
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It's doing this on my computer too. Started a week or two ago. I suspect it's a spyware trojan. I'm going to renew my Norton subscription and run a scan to remove it. I would recommend you do the same thing (using your own spyware remover of course).

Edit- just saw you had already ran a scan. Make sure your spyware definitions are up to date in McAfee. I know it's a trojan and if we just started experiencing these problems then it's probably a relatively new one.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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It's no surprise that Mcaffee didn't find anything, it's useless at best. Download and run Malwarebytes (free version, malwarebytes.org), then download and run Superantispyware portable (superantispyware.com). Makw sure you update each before running a quick scan.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Spyware, just use Adaware or Spybot Search and Destroy, or reformat.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Use Firefox browser.

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Old 06-26-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Use Firefox browser.

20yrsinBranson
Firefox isn't immune to spyware.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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^^^ no it's not because I use Firefox and I'm having the same issue as the OP.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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Sounds like you guys need to stop visiting untrusted sites, most likely porn or bootleg/streaming video sites.

You can try the spyware programs, but good luck.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Spyware, just use Adaware or Spybot Search and Destroy, or reformat.
Reformat for a search hijacker? Not too well versed in cleaning this stuff are ya? Poor advise to say the least.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Reformat for a search hijacker? Not too well versed in cleaning this stuff are ya? Poor advise to say the least.
Most of these posters probably can't figure out how to use the spyware removal software, for them it would be easier.

Advice is what you meant, I believe?
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