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Massive web browsing virus

by charleskane / November 19, 2010 10:42 PM PST

( I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti malware, along with FireFox)

recently i was attacked by a virus and after scanning with the above two programs all the virus's detected were removed. However after words i got a proxy error whenever i tried to connect via FireFox, i fixed this by making FireFox automatically detect proxy settings from my Internet.

However, sometimes when a page is loading ( even secure websites like wiki and news websites ) i will be redirected to an ad site or hardcore pornography dating sites.Sometimes FireFox automatically blocks the sites after displaying the "attacked / virus site gate. Also sometimes sites will take a stupidly long time to load like a basic google search when other computers on the router take an instant ( this only happened after the attack ) I have cleared my cache ETC and still it continues and is a massive problem, i fear a more sinister virus is up to work here and is evading detection. I can barely use the Internet at times because its so bad, thank you so much.

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Try to reset some settings and also scan using other scanner
by Donna Buenaventura / November 20, 2010 4:14 AM PST
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by charleskane / November 20, 2010 6:12 AM PST

Thank You

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(NT) You're welcome, charleskane :)
by Donna Buenaventura / November 20, 2010 6:18 AM PST
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by Jiijapoa / November 22, 2010 12:41 PM PST

yes, try to reset settings and restart the pc and see if there's changes.

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