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When ever I click on a link I get redirected. How can I prevent this?
When I do a search on Google, or Yahoo, a page comes up filled with all the possible links. When I click on a link I get redirected to a website that isn't the one I chose. By copying the web address under the description, and pasting it in the address bar I'm able to go to the right site. But this method is awkward, and I'd like to find a way to stop being redirected.
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Install, update, and run these programs in this order. They are listed in order of efficacy.
(Not all programs detect the same Malware, so you may need to run them all to solve your problem.)
These programs are all free for personal use, but some have limited functionality in the "free mode" - but those are features you really don't need to find and remove the problem that you have.
Note: If your Malware infection is bad enough and you are mis-directed to URL's other than what is posted, you may have to use a different PC to download these programs and use a USB stick to transfer them to the afflicted PC.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
SuperAntispyware - http://www.superantispyware.com/
AdAware - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Windows Defender: Home Page - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/prod.../default.mspx
Also, if you have a search engine re-direct problem, see this:
If these don't find it or can't clear it, post in one of these forum for Rootkit removal help:
Modified by the-edmeister