I have recently managed to get my laptop infected with spyware, trojans etc. My internet browsers(both IE & Firefox) not only open random popups and sites, but also fail to load certain websites, like facebook, google search(only the front page loads) & isohunt.
The last thing I remember doing is deleting cookies during the sites were being loaded.
Another issue is that these sites work perfectly fine in safe mode, but fail in normal mode.
I have tried loading various spyware and anit-virus but nothing seems to get this spyware out. Also tried deleting all cookies, reinstalling firefox etc.
It seems that the 3.01 update to Firefox was infected with a trojan although mozilla hasn't admitted it yet. To fix this problem to to download.com and search for Malwarebytes . Download this program and run it, your browsers will return to normal.
If U r using both firefox and internet explorer and most of the sites are not opening then for this problem one solution is that U have to clear all the history and cookies from the browser then Restart your browser.
and follow these steps:
1. Copy SDFix folder to System's Root Drive(the drive in which ur window is installed)
2. Restart Windows and press F8. Select Safe Mode and press Enter.
3. Logon in the same account tht u r using now.
4. Confirm that Windows is running on safe mode by clicking the Yes button.
5. go to ur system drive(must be c: drive) and open the SDFIX folder
6. Double-click on RunThis to start SDFix batchfile.
7. On the SDFix startup screen, type Y to proceed.
8. SDFix will start scanning processes, services and files for possible infection.
9. Wait until SDFix finished scanning the whole system
10. After scanning, SDFix will prompt for restart. Press any key to proceed.
11. After restart, logon in ur account to finish the system cleanup. SDFix will show confirmation that the process is already finished. Press any key to proceed.
12. System will display text report about what SDFix found during the process.
13. Logoff and logon to assigned account.
I had this problem too, I intalled many spyware removers but didn't work, I tried to remove the spyware with antiviruses but they didn't recognize them.
First I suggest you make a system restore, many times it helps.
If it's too late to use the system restore, then get Kaspersky antivirus is the best in the market, it helped me, it's the only one that detected the spyware I had and it also removed it, I tried Norton, Mc Affee and NOD 32 but they didn't.
hey guys... I had the same problem. but I opened mozilla in safemode.. and it's working fine now.
start>all programs>mozilla firefox>mozilla safemode.... dunno if it's gonna work for you guys... but it's worked for me!
i actually took my laptop to some computer guru and he eventually sorted it - but I think it's because you have the same bad virus going around namely...
ok I know what it is now....
The Conficker malware outbreak has continued to spread among corporate PCs in what appears to be the biggest IT security breach in the past seven years.
Initially it was reported Conficker, or Downadup, focused on machines that weren't patched with a Microsoft emergency fix released last October (MS008-067).
However since then, the bug has evolved and is now able to spread to patched computers through portable USB drives through brute-force password-guessing, SCMagazineus.com reports.
Once in the machine, the worm can browse through the network the computer is connected to and copy itself to other machines, according to the article. This means users do not have to be at their computers or even logged on for the bug to spread.
Many experts have compared the Conficker attack to Nimda, another bug that hit corporations in 2001, which spread quickly as well. Others have speculated the bug may be the beginning stages of a new botnet.
Infected machines can potentially reveal users' personal and financial information, though it is unclear if that is the objective of the cybercriminals behind the attack. With the presidential inauguration scheduled for tomorrow, it's possible the cybercriminals may act then, since they traditionally like to coincide attacks with large events.
download this and install on your infected machine..this should fix it...
Most websites load as usual but the Google searches do not work. The homepage will load, and so will the page with the links but I keep getting diverted to other sites the moment I click on the links. Google Image links DO work, but not much else.
Some sites also seem to have glitches on them, they are ones I use regularly (eg. Facebook, Twitter) and will freeze from time to time causing me to restart my computer, sometimes it doesn't turn off. This does not happen with other sites that I use, mainly those two.
I have scanned my computer thoroughly(with many different programs - sometimes all at once) for viruses or other spy-ware, and do so frequently but nothing has been found.
I've even cut down to the most basic of programs on my computer - sacrificing my project work along the way, but nothing helps. It has already deleted over 3 years worth of files and important documents in my other profile, I don't want this one to go too.
I cannot afford to loose this computer and I have no money to get it properly fixed(if that is the problem), but I need a solution and preferably one that doesn't involve me getting into trouble for 'screwing' with the computer.