random websites appear when away from computer

September 21, 2013 at 12:38:44
Specs: Windows 7
I will often come to use my PC and a website is open telling me things like no space available on computer disk and click here to clean it up. I have Frontier security and am supposedly covered but this is happening since I put it on my PC. They cannot stop it.

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#1
September 21, 2013 at 13:53:11
Sounds like bogus action. Start with this freebie and post the log on here:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
See green icon top of page - install, update then run the Quick Scan.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
September 21, 2013 at 20:33:07
I tried this and my computer has been hijacked. I have mixDJV30 toolbar and am unable to use either my firefox or my IE browser. I cannot remove it from programs. What do I do?

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#3
September 22, 2013 at 06:00:02
It won't hurt to run MalwareBytes as given but as it is toolbars a better start would be to use this freebie instead:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

It doesn't install in the normal way. You just download the file and save it somewhere, then double click the file to run it. Start with the Scan. Paste the log on here then use the Clean button. This removes all bad toolbars it finds.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
September 22, 2013 at 16:19:43
Restart the machine in Safe Mode.
Run a System Restore to a date at least a week before the first sign of the infection. Use 'Show More Restore Points' if needed.
Restart into Safe Mode with Networking.
Install, Update, and run Malwarebytes
Remove all it finds.
Restart in normal mode.

If you are not happy with your antivirus, try Avast free version or Webroot (pay for) Secure Anywhere.

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


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