I think it's a virus that's infected two of our computers here, but Norton Antivirus can't find anything wrong, and I've found no mention of anything like it on any of the virus encyclopedia websites on line.
Here's the history:
Two months ago we bought a new computer and installed it on our LAN. Our LAN is currently connected to the internet through one computer (not infected) running Wingate. All our computers are pentiums running Windows 98.
Shortly after we installed this computer, IE began behaving oddly: nearly every time a site was slow to come up, or we typed in an incorrect address, it would bring up a pornographic site (www.justwild.com
) instead of the error message.
About a month after this began happening with the new computer, the same thing began to happen with one of our older computers. Neither computer is the wingate server.
We have tried the following, with no effect:
--deleting all cookies and temporary internet files
--installing netscape and using that instead (it happens with netscape just as readily as IE)
--attempted to remove both netscape and IE (netscape was easy but IE was not, I'm sure we missed pieces) and reinstall: came up immediately.
--deleted all java and .class files
--our ISP has no clue
We are at our wits end -- don't want to concede defeat and wipe the hard drive!!!