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Web browsers open different (malicious?) page, different url

What solution could I try if a computer does this:

When I enter the url of the bank to do online banking, a different webpage opens.

example: I enter the URL, www.*****.com and a strange web page gethome.pl web page opens.

Cleared cookies, cache... private data various times already.
Scanned a few times with up-to-date F-Secure 2008 internet security.
Scanned with Trendmicro's online housecall.
Scanned with Lavasoft Ad-Aware.

This happens both in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

The operating system is Windows XP SP3

On a different computer the right web page opens if I enter the same URL, so it is a problem with this computer, not the banks web page.

Thanks for help.

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I also would scan the computer with.....

Operating Systems: Microsoft

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Still the same...

In reply to: I also would scan the computer with.....

Thank you for posting a reply, and suggesting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERantispyware.

I tried both, and also did a process scan with processlibrary.com's process scaner.

Malwarebytes found some malware, but it has not fixed the problem of opening the wrong website.

Is the anything else I can do?

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Still the same....

In reply to: I also would scan the computer with.....

Thank you for posting a reply, and suggesting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERantisypware.

Malwarebytes found some maleware, but it did not help for this problem. SUPERantispyware found nothing.

I also scaned for processes with Processlibrary.com's process scanner, but didn't find a problematic process.

Is there anything else I could do?

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Other possibilities:

In reply to: Web browsers open different (malicious?) page, different url

- It's done via a link in your hosts file. Find it, rename it and restart your browser.
- Your DNS cache is corrupted. Flush it: http://www.tech-faq.com/flush-dns.shtml
- The DNS at your ISP is corrupted. But that's only possible if your "another computer" does use another connection also (you don't tell that).

Kees

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