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why do the sites im on keep getting hijacked??

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stoppinattwo Sun 29-Jul-07 11:32:50

when im on mumsnet it keeps going to a poker site or WWF last time!!!


Its like someone else is controlling my machine!!!

I have AVG antivirus and PC tool spyware which run checks daily with nothing suspicious highlighted..................my PC just isnt itself atm, any suggetions

Trinityrhino Sun 29-Jul-07 11:39:27

I'm sorry I don't know what you could do but...........bump

Pixiefish Sun 29-Jul-07 11:42:56

I think you have spybots or something like that.

You need to run your antivirus

Then you need to download something like ad-aware (google free ad-aware) and run that and then you need to do the smae wioth spybot. Download the 2 above, make sure your antivirus is up to date and then run them. Personally I'd run them a couple of times to make sure you're clean.

If you don'5t hae an anti virus then go find a free copy of AVG anti virus and download and then run that

Pixiefish Sun 29-Jul-07 11:43:59

did't see that you have avg anyway.

They do sound like spybots so I would get Spybot searcha nd destroy and also adaware and run both of these progs

stoppinattwo Sun 29-Jul-07 12:16:03

thanks pixie XX

stoppinattwo Sun 29-Jul-07 12:38:33

fecking hell. got spybot 343 infections it found!!


Thanks Pixie i owe you

Pixiefish Sun 29-Jul-07 13:47:03

dh is a computer geek and I only know cos I've seen so many infected pc's. The spybot's attach themselves to words so when you click on that word it opens a link to another site.

I personally run those three progs every week or so- but do rememebr to update them regularly.

Glad to help xx

elesbells Sun 29-Jul-07 13:51:47

the poker site sounds like a pop up. i used to get it. is it party poker or something like that?

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