posted on Dec, 20 2003 @ 12:06 AM
I just installed Windows XP Pro in my computer not too long ago. I was running Windows 2000 Pro but decided it to be outdated. So I upgraded.
I was browsing the internet and came accross on of those annoying sites which pop open a million windows. I soon after noticed two short cuts on my
desk top and my start page changed.
I've had these problems before and are easily fixed with Search Bot S & D. I ran it, it found something and removed. I thought it was case closed.
After using the internet for 10 min after it was installed again ran Spy bot, removed the same adware! So I ran a virus scanner. I found a DSO exploit
on my computer. Removed it, thought it was case closed. 10 mins later it was back again!
I went on web attack to look for some more adware/spyware removal tools, install 2 high rated one. Found them but it just some how reinstalled again.
I put a firewall on the computer Nortans Firewall, with the newest rule set downloaded. I blocked all Active X and Java scripts on the computer. This
seemed to solved the problem but with a side effect. Flash wouldn't work. So I turned that off. Ther problem continued.
I tried updating windows to the latest service packs and critical updates. Still the problom continue. I decided to install dfifernt browsers on the
computer to replace IE. I was relized it only happened while running IE. Since then the problem hasn't continued as long as I don't use IE. But for
me, it's still annoying that I can't slove this problem.
It redirects my start page, but that part of the problem is easily fixed. Maybe the name of the start page would help. Quicksearchgenealogy.com
(DON't GO THERE!)
Do you guys have any ideas?