When I try to enter a web site why does Firefox redirect me to a different page of advertising and such
When I do a search and try to enter the web site that pertains to my question firefox redirects me to a page that has nothing to do with it and I have received Trojan virus in the process. The most recent one being Malware protection.
Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.
- http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware
- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page
- http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy
- http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free
- "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked
This happened to me last night and today it is fixed. My son is a programmer and he recommended Emisoft Anti-malware. If you go to their site, there is a FREE EMERGENCY KIT that will remove this problem. It fixed my computer immediately...there were two malware files removed.
After I was finished with my search, I went back to Emisoft and downloaded their free-trial, full-blown number for a trial run & let it scan my whole computer overnight. It found 5 more files that are now gone. I am going to buy it and unload the "snail pulling an anchor on a chain" McAffee crap that is apparently useless in protecting my computer.
I ran the instant scan on Emisoft and it did not find the virus. Since I have used AdAware before I downloaded the trial version pro and did a full scan. It did destroy the Trojan.JS.redirector.cd. I will probably continue to use this one. I also have McAfee and it did not find the virus nor did Malwarebytes.
Help I have tried everything listed above and still having the problem. I have all the programs and still no help. Micro Essentials did help but slowed my comp down to a crawl so I uninstalled it, now its back. Now I have a choice a comp which is slow or ad hell neither is my choice. I have updated plug ins, uninstalled anything I really did not need as an add on. Nothing really helps. And I need help with this problem my bookmark links work fine its just happening when I search and hit the link there. SO WHAT DO I DO NOW???