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Apr 18th 2011, 06:36 PM
After installing Internet Explorer 9 things got weird. For instance, when clicking on a Google search result IE9 redirects some place else, among it porno sites. I went back to version 8, everything fine again.
Seems IE9 has serious security issues.
Apr 18th 2011, 06:49 PM
Have you scanned?
Site: Microsoft Security Essentials:
Methinks it would be a good idea.
Would also recommend Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, especially before downloading any programs:
Apr 18th 2011, 08:46 PM
I am using Malwarebytes in combination with AVG. Never gave me a problem. But I will try your suggestions. Thanks.
Apr 19th 2011, 12:39 PM
It seemed that the Windows Security Center (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-Windows-Security-Center) was disabled and could not be turned on again. Probably a virus after all. That's odd because neither AVG (with Firewall) nor Malwarebytes detected a problem. Anyways, everything finally is ok now after a long recovery procedure using a tricky command-line program called combofix (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/combofix). It's definitely a program I want to keep.
While the problems actually occurred RIGHT AFTER the installation of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 together with IE9 I think my initial conclusion was a bit premature and I want to ask a moderator to close the thread.
Apr 19th 2011, 01:30 PM
another useful tool is HijackThis (http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/) it looks in a lot of places that standard anti-virus miss
Apr 19th 2011, 05:21 PM
I agree. HijackThis is one of the best tools available.
Apr 23rd 2011, 07:16 PM
Actually, I just spent the past 12 hours on a friends pc that was hanging. After going through and fixing everything I used Hijack This to remove about 16 items - all browser related.
PC works great. Folks think I'm downright handy at this.:rolleyes::D
They're paying the tab on the memory upgrade sticks for my pcs:)