Unwanted browser redirection

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Does anyone know what this might be caused by and how to fix it:

"The symptoms are that when I fire up internet explorer, I keep getting new windows that pop up from ring tone, gambling, and other sites when I'm not actually connected to the site ie. Not strictly a popup, and anyway, not blocked by popup blocker being 'on'."

This seems to be happening since a PC was used without a firewall and attempts to fix the problem using pest control software have failed.
Question by:Paul197466
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    Some of the experts here have helped in compiling all the important spyware tools and they are listed in this thread

    My recommendation would be to start with Spybot ,Ad-ware ,CWshredder.After installing them, First Update them and then run

    Once running all the above tools and others given in that thread, download and run Hijackthis.
    Download Hijacthis from here
    Get the log from Hijackthis and save the log and paste it here to analyze it.
     The analyser site is used so that you donot gum up the thread with the entire log.

    Check this tutorial aswell :

    Remove the bad ones that the site reports. If it says unknown process, then use a search engine to check if those are bad ones. If bad remove them , if you still cannot find then post those files alone here.

    Remove temporary internet files, folders and cookies
    How to Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder;en-us;260897

    Also remove windows Temp files going to

    1) Start --> run --> typein:  %systemroot%/temp
    2) Start  --> run --> typein: %temp%

    Restart the machine , fire up IE and check if there is any go..

    Author Comment

    Fantastic, many thanks!

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