Unknown virus or malicious file
Posted on 2004-04-27
I have a serious problem. I believe I've been infected by something that seems to act like adware, like a virus and a cookie at the same time. It makes my Internet Explorer run unproperly. What it does is that it sets my web homepage as freednshost.info and every time I change it to another webpage as soon as I close the program and open it again its back to freednshost.info. Also every time I click a link on any Internet webpage it will send me to that same page, freednshost.info and I get some sort of search engine with an irritating little stick man dancing up and down on the page. This virus also puts unsolocited Internet Explorer shortcuts on my active desktop and it shows mortgage ads on my options menu in Internet Explorer.
I've tried everything. I've scanned my computer. Looked for the infected file manually and I've downloaded the latest virus definitions for my Norton Antivirus but it doesn't seem to help.
What do I do?