no browser/ search engine will work.

May 22, 2012 at 06:23:36
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get my browser to search ?
when putting in the actual address it will take you to the page, when doing any type of search, it redirects to radome sites.

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#1
May 22, 2012 at 07:41:05
You're web browser has been "hijacked" by malware which causes constant re-directs when you search. You need to "beef up" your online security with a decent anti-malware software like Norton Internet security. Many of the free ones just aren't good enough. But first you need to get rid of this hijacker.

Please post on the Virus & Security forum here:
http://www.computing.net/forum/secu...


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#2
May 22, 2012 at 14:52:51
You could try scanning with MalwareBytes freebie. It often finds and fixes what AV's miss. Note that the free version does not replace an AV or run in the background.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
May 22, 2012 at 19:19:50
You DO need a good antivirus program, just NOT Norton (or McAfee) which are just bloatware. The are too big and too slow and slow your system down. THEN they do NOT protect as well as the FREE version of the Avast program. I recommend Avast Free (you can pay for an upgraded version, but it will not actually protect you better), and Webroot (free trial only) which offers a nice discount for 3 and 5 computers (my personal choice at home).
Yes, Use Malwarebytes now to clean out your system and as a spot check periodically. Malwarebytes often will pick up what your antivirus program might have missed. No program will even attempt to claim that they will protect against 100% of all infections 100% of the time, it is not possible so you always need a back up plan. Scan once a month (manual scan) with Malwarebytes and anytime you suspect a problem.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
May 23, 2012 at 06:57:28
I use various free AV's on different computers and find them acceptable.

I was put off Norton way back because of its bloat. However, I have read many times recently that newer Norton versions are not the "big bad wolves" that they used to be.

How good an AV is it finding nasties can only be judged be exhaustive testing, so keeping an eye on current reviews is probably the most practical method of assesment. The results are constantly changing because most AV suppliers are competing.

If you ever uninstall an AV (or firewall) make sure its real time scan is disabled before doing so. This will save a lot of hassle.

Never have more than one AV working permanently in real time on a computer - they will fight each other.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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